Yanique’s art is a whirlwind of female form, fluid movement, high contrast with a clear graphic design influence. Her artistic style started taking shape during her teenaged years growing up in Kingston Jamaica. Nonetheless, because of her family’s emphasis on formal education, when she migrated to the United States – she obtained a BA in Studio Arts from Florida Atlantic University and an MFA in Media Design from Full Sail University.
She is many things – a painter, a graphic designer, a textile designer, an experiential designer, an entrepreneur, a black woman, a Jamaican woman, a sister, a daughter, a friend and a student of life. Like many people, she finds herself constantly struggling with the dualities of her life and giving each aspect fair time to shine. Earlier in her career, Yanique focused primarily on generating graphic designs used in brand development and advertising campaigns. Occasionally, she got the opportunity to implement hand drawn illustrations, creating truly unique assets for varying branding projects. As time went on, she wanted more.
She searched for a way to be more tactile in her creative output and found it in painting. As much as she loves creating digital and print collateral, it just isn’t messy enough to satisfy her inner child.