James Junk is the exciting new talent pioneering sustainable and diverse graphic design
Andrei Dominiq, AKA James Junk, tells us about what it means to be a queer Filipino graphic designer in the industry today.
- Joey Levenson
- 4 May 2023
Andrei Dominiq, AKA James Junk, is a talented graphic designer based in Southern California. With a speciality in vintage poster design, creative direction and video storytelling, Andrei's work is exclusively digital – he's all about saving paper, ink and electricity. As Andrei tells us, “I love the vintage look, but hell no I’m not printing and scanning and wasting when I can achieve it all with a few clicks.”
What’s more, Andrei's designs focus on mental health, creativity and self-development, especially as a queer person of colour. “There is an inexorable scarcity of representation in graphic design of queer Filipinos,” Andrei says. “While I am not someone who necessarily feels it should be my own personal undertaking to be which I deem the world lacks, I look back to that younger version of myself who had no one to look up to, and therein lies my motivation.”
It's this dedication to using design as a tool for social change that makes Andrei’s work so special. By combining his own experiences with a commitment to diversity and inclusivity, he’s crafting a unique and important voice in the world of graphic design. With such eclectic influences from unexpected sources such as anime and Filipino telenovelas he grew up watching (including Doraemon, Astroboy, Encantadia, and Super Inggo), Andrei is always surprising us with big and bold visuals. “I don’t think outside of the box, I think like there is no box,” he says.
GalleryCopyright © James Junk, 2023
Copyright © James Junk, 2023
About the Author
Joey is a freelance design, arts and culture writer based in London. They were part of the It’s Nice That team as editorial assistant in 2021, after graduating from King’s College, London. Previously, Joey worked as a writer for numerous fashion and art publications, such as HERO Magazine, Dazed, and Candy Transversal.