Rashad is the founder of RAM Creates, the business entity encompassing all of his creative endeavors. He is a fine artist and trained graphic designer and photographer—residing just outside Washington, DC. Rashad has quickly made a name for himself with his signature use of gold leaf and surreal approach to portrait art. His graphic design and photography styles are simple and clean, while vibrant and bold which is infused in his artwork. Rashad is known to dabble in other forms of creating, all the while, infusing his zest for adventure and effervescent personality in all his creative endeavors.
Rashad's passion for creating started at an early age and was fostered by his high school Art/Video Production teacher, who helped him develop his fine art, video and photography skills. During his undergraduate years at American University, Rashad fell in love with graphic design and continued to foster his photography skills. After graduating he dove into working full time and freelancing as a graphic designer, learning and evolving creatively and professionally. Eventually, the excitement and thrill of graphic design began to diminish. Feeling stuck in a rut, Rashad ventured out to meet other creatives to spark his excitement and inspire him again—and it worked.
Rashad had the epiphany that he didn’t have to put himself into separate boxes—graphic designer vs. photographer/videographer vs. fine artist—he simply is...a creative. Feeling a new sense of passion for creating, Rashad took up his paint brushes again in 2016 (after eight years). He infuses all his talents into each new project.