We had the good fortune of connecting with Quel Hynson and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Quel, what is the most important factor behind your success?
Authenticity and quality. Anybody can create a product or a brand, but I pride myself on exceptional quality and pouring myself into my brand and my products. There is only one me; that is what clients get when engaging in the experience of my work & me.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
My work primarily consists of B&W depictions with splashes of color. If I had to label my art, I wouldn’t; I believe art is subjective and all about the personal connection with the viewer. I only ask that my perspective be acknowledged. While my projects may seem abstract in it’s presentation, the subject matter is real to life. I’ve made it to the present point in my journey by being persistent and not taking “no” as an end all be all. I’m most proud of staying true to myself and constantly placing my own experiences and stories into my work. My work is different from most because I use no other reference than the experiences that I’ve gone through or been a part of. My journey has definitely not been an easy, as it should not be. You really hone yourself as a creative but more importantly a person by taking the stones you’re hit with and building a house. What is for you, is for you. You won’t miss any blessings or opportunities that you’re supposed to have as long as you continue to manifest and work for it. I want people to know that my brand and my story is about healing and building love in community, especially as a Black women.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Oooh man, people who know me know that I am a foodie. Food is my love language, so I’m taking them to Vegan Vibrationz, Mike’s Chicken (P.S. the BEST chicken tenders in Dallas), and to get some street tacos. That’s just to start. I personally don’t have an itinerary for where or what to do when I kick it. I go with the flow and honor my spirit. If I want to eat veggies, that’s what the move is. If I want to go roller skating, that’s what the move is. It just depends on the place and energy of the time. The best times happen organically.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
To name a few specifics upon playing an influential part of my journey, I thank Edyka Chilomé, Kiandra Brooks, Tyler Compton, Jeromy Bynum, Trinton Prada, ALL Black Women, Myself, & Life for cultivating me into the creative and energy force I am today.

Website: www.quelscove.com
Instagram: www.instagram.com/_quelhynson
Twitter: QuelOnly

Image Credits
Quel Hynson Jeromy Bynum

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