"Artists to my mind are the real architects of change, and not the political legislators who implement change after the fact."
-William S. Burroughs

 

Ink flows through my veins. My family worked in a local printing factory in Crawfordsville, Indiana and I worked at the local public library in high school. I was an only child for most of my childhood and lived in a neighborhood with very few children. I began drawing at a very young age and it quickly became a preferred method of communication and expression. Though I had no idea what graphic design meant at the time I would spend hours at a drafting table designing imaginary magazine layouts with a t-square, triangles and rub-off letters. I devoured art classes in high school specializing in pen and ink drawings and silk screen printing. I received my first camera at the age of seventeen and photography was added to my list of artistic endeavors. My love of design exploded with the purchase of my first computer in my early twenties. My first full time design job coincided with the creation of Abraxas Studio in the early 1990s. As computer software matured, I began designing websites and integrating my various skills and interests into the fledgling digital arts movement where I’ve happily resided since. I currently teach digital art in New Orleans, Louisiana where I live with my wife and a house full of small but vocal dogs. 

 

I still bleed ink.


H.Griggs
Abraxas Studio

New Orleans
May 2022