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

Hi Broly, why did you decide to pursue a creative path?

I decided to study graphic design and illustration without hesitation entering college. People would tell me to be more realistic because I might not make a living being an illustrator. I never regret my choice because I know this is where my passion is and it is more difficult than you think to be good at one thing in life. Therefore it only makes sense to put all my effort and heart into pursuing an artistic career.

I have the most joy and passion when it comes to making art. I want to utilize my artwork as visual languages to communicate with my audience. My ultimate goal is to live a meaningful life by leaving my unique marks in the world, so by the time I am gone, I could feel fulfilled and content knowing I did exactly what I wanted to do. Frankly speaking, I don’t think I would ever have as much passion for any other career compared to pursuing an artistic path.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Working as a freelance artist, I’m currently finishing my last year of graduate school at the Savannah College of Art and Design. There are always projects that I’m working on, whether they are commissioned work or just for personal interest. I get the most fun just by keeping a busy schedule for all my projects and staying creative. I have also been working on my independent streetwear project called DONN Studio where I get to collaborate with talented artists from all over the world to create merchandise and collectibles.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.

I would definitely take my friend to the Little Five Points where we could have a good time browsing streetwear at Wish Atlanta. There are a few great vintage clothing stores such as Drugstore, Rag-O-Rama, and the Clothing Warehouse that we could check out as well. Besides the Little Five Points, I would probably also take him to the Trap Music Museum, High Museum of Art, and Beltline to check out some crazy graffiti. 

Speaking of restaurants, Egg Harbor Café is easily one of my favorite brunch spots in Atlanta. I’m a big fan of seafood so I would take him to the Pirates’ Boil for sure. Big B’s Fish Joint has fire salmon steak so that needs to be on the list too. Some other restaurants I really like are Okiboru Tsukemen Ramen, Bahel Ethiopian Restaurant, and Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I’m thankful for all my professors at the Savannah College of Art and Design and Indiana University, the education I received from the two institutions gave me great insights and made me who I am as an illustrator and graphic designer. I’m grateful that I have mentors like Rick Lovell, Thomas Burns, Phivi Spyridonos, Sarah Martin, Jenny El-Shamy, and Alexander Landerman who have been extremely helpful in giving out feedback and supporting along the way. My shoutout also goes to my family and my friends who have always shown nothing but positivity and love for me.

Website: https://www.brolysu.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/8rolysu/

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brolysu1996/

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