My name is Kurt Tacastacas and I am a graphic designer extraordinaire. I also have a #SubwaySketches running series on Instagram sketching riders on the New York City Subway on my phone. I love to cook, go on adventures and see musicals. I grew up in the Philippines, came to the US of A in 2005 and graduated from the CIA, that's the Cleveland Institute of Art in 2011. I have always been inspired by beautiful designs. I urge myself to make something beautiful yet functional and whimsical.
Ever since I was little, as my mom constantly reminds me, I used to draw on our home's walls using crayons(!). It wasn't until high school did I realize that art was a viable career and my calling. It took some convincing on my parents part to put me through art school but I finally did it and I haven't regretted it since.
After college, I've been lucky enough to get a few jobs but I knew New York City was my calling. I packed my bags, 5 days after my 23rd birthday and moved. This was, by far, my best decision ever. This became, and still is, my home. 3 years and counting.
I currently live in New York City with my loving boyfriend, Scotty.
If you're still wondering what KURUVATA means, it's the first two letters of each name in my full name. KUrt RUsheen VAlencia TAcastacas.