Today we’d like to introduce you to Peri Ozsoy.
Hi Peri, we’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
When I was younger and were to answer this question, it probably would have completely revolved around my soccer career. This is not necessarily a problem, but I am happy to say that I have grown to be so much more than just a soccer player.
To give a little context, I have been playing since I was around 5 years old and played all the way through high school competitively in California. I was never extremely passionate about academics because I felt I was not good at many subjects in school, except art, so I put all of my energy into soccer. In my junior year of high school, I committed to play for the SCAD women’s soccer team.
When I arrived at scad it was during Covid so we could not collect as a team to train. This is when I started to see myself as more than just a soccer player. I found that I was actually passionate about school, my art, and fashion. I was actually excited for the first time to do my school work and learn everything I could.
As my passion for art grew so did my interest in fashion.
Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
Well, I do not think anyone has a completely smooth road, but that is just life! Growing up, I think something that was difficult for my family was the cultural difference. My father was born and raised in Istanbul, Turkey and my mother is from upstate New York. With that being said, my parents struggled with different values of how a household should be.
My dad also raised my brother and me with the intention of not paying for an art school. He would always tell me I will go to school in California to be a vet and art school was not allowed.
Well, now my brother and I both go to art school and yes my dad pays for it and is completely supportive! I could go on about other struggles, but I think what matters is what you learn from them. For example, I have learned how to use my voice when it comes to female stereotypes. I learned this because when I was growing up, I always wanted to do what my brother was doing but I was told to be more ladylike. I think my parents quickly realized that I did not want to conform to the way society thought girls should act. I learned how to show people that I am strong and ambitious. I also learned how to be patient with people who are going through hard times and how to support loved ones no matter what. My dad always tells my brother and I to remember that we are blood and that will always keep us connected. I like to remember that because no matter what I will always have their backs!
As you know, we’re big fans of you and your work. For our readers who might not be as familiar what can you tell them about what you do?
I am currently a student at SCAD studying motion media design. I am just starting out, but I can absolutely see myself working in this industry. I like motion media design because of how broad it is. For those who don’t know motion media design (which many don’t), I easily describe it as moving graphic design, but with more pizazz.
Motion media design is not the easiest thing to explain and can be debated for hours on what is or isn’t motion media. It can range from title sequence scenes to advertisements. Pretty much anything with moving graphics is motion media design!
My artistic style is typically bright-colored with funky or weird characters that I design along with lots of different text. I don’t usually like to plan out what I do when it comes to painting or drawing. I can’t really get away with that when it comes to animating though! I like to paint whatever comes to mind and make certain things somewhat abstract.
As I entered my freshmen year of college, I started to create content on Tiktok where I would post vlogs, thrift hauls, outfit videos, and more. I worked hard to grow my following and still am. Currently, I am at 40k followers and working hard each week to create original and engaging content.
I use my TikTok to express myself and even expand my fashion knowledge and comfort limits.
How can people work with you, collaborate with you, or support you?
My email is always open to collaborations whether it is artistic, content creations, or product promotion collaborations.
I would also love to learn from others in the industry so I am very open to mentors, internship opportunities, or just conversations about the industry.
I want to learn as much as I can about all things art! My email is email@example.com. My Instagram is @periozsoy
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