Lawrence L. Deacon (born on May 13, 1995), professionally known as Delawness, is a graphic designer, illustrator, producer and songwriter who specializes in branding, best known for his logo design, album covers, poster design and illustration for high-profile artists and brands such as Koffee, Coco Jones, Chronixx.
Lawrence L. Deacon (born on May 13, 1995), professionally known as Delawness, is a graphic designer, illustrator, producer and songwriter who specializes in branding, best known for his logo design, album covers, poster design and illustration for high-profile artists and brands such as Fabrice Gautier, Coco Jones, TiMe22, Koffee, Chronixx, TRACKDILLA, Azizzi Romeo, Warrior King, Garnet Silk, Garnet Silk Jr., Dre Tosh, FreeboyzNation.
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Interview with Lawrence L. Deacon
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I have worked on quite a few projects out there I will just speak about my most recent. Delawness Introspeq Feat Yas B - Songwriter, Producer, Graphic Design, Illustrator, Koffee - Pressure, Album Art Designer / Graphic Designer / Illustrator Koffee - Pressure Feat Buju Banton , Album Art Designer / Graphic Designer
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am working on new music and fashion stuff. It's really a project that test all my skillsets. I am also developing motion graphics for Spotify canvas, Teasers etc. This project also find me diving back into fashion design.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Well, I am very traditional in my process, I like the old way of doing things with a modern as the enhancing factor.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My sketch pad, MacBook Pro, Imac, Camera and pencils.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been doing art and making stuff from small boat projects to small cities design to drawing my favorite cars and when I would get sad would do abstract stuff etc since I was 7 years old. However designing professionally started around 2012.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My style is really weird, visually. I would like to think of myself as a out of the box thinker with a pop art aesthetic. However on the musical side I like weird suspense dark sounds.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would like to work with a number of artist however, I think with my design knowledge and skills me and Kanye West/ Pharrell Williams would be really special. I can design just about the perfect branded product, from a sketch to finish product on the shelf. I also have knowledge and experience with packaging and manufacturing process.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I can work on just about any genre musical project once the vibe is right. I don't limit myself to any particular genre or sound.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Graphic Design Logo Design Illustrator Branding Creative Directing Motion Graphics Songwriter
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring my weird sounds, I like making my own sample sounds and weird drum patterns..
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: My work process varies on that moment of inspiration however I do not like routine that cause me to switch things up just to challenge my own growth etc. My design process involve me doing research being properly informed then process to developing concepts, then thru a process of elimination I decide what direction is best to head in. After which I move to developing phase where a presentation is prepared and presented to client.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a tiny bedroom studio setup with a desk, cushioned chain, iMac, MacBook Pro. In addition working scanner printer setup with a a Canon Rebel T6 camera. I also have loads, of paper stacked on my desk, Have an art supply storage box with paper among other tools and supplies. I have a drawing station with a drawing board where I throw it down on paper.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Kanye West Miles Davis James Brown
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Graphic Design Branding Logo Design Creative Directing Packaging Design Motion Graphics