Artist, Graphic Designer, and writer Raaziq Masud is a recent graduate of Howard University with a degree in Human Development. He is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Interactive Telecommunications at New York University. Being a native of the Bronx, Masud’s exposure to graffiti and Hip-Hop culture fostered his appreciation for the arts at an early age. He is currently the CEO of art production company POPXTWO LLC, where he also serves as an illustrator and designer. With POPXTWO LLC, Raaziq has been able to publish his early digital artwork in the coffee table booklet entitled Visions and Thoughts Vol. 1. As an artist, Raaziq is inspired simply by the world around him – using shapes, typography, and the human silhouette to portray various messages. Masud aspires to use his art as a way to not only bring people together, but to also “alter the perception of the millions of people blinded by consumer culture and negativity”.