AES STAPLE, SOUTH FLORIDA Member Since August 2009 Artist Statement Curriculum Vitae
AES South Florida, USA.
Born January 3, 1951 in Brooklyn, New York, raised in Long Island. The youngest of three brothers.
Right out of High School AES decided to pursue a career in the Arts. Studied in Boston Massachusetts at the Franklin Institute where he received a degree in Applied Photo Sciences.
Recognizing that photography was his main passion, attended Germain School of Photography in New York City N.Y.
While employed by the New York City Board of Education, as a Senior Audio Visual Professor, AES created the nation’s first multimedia library. Designed and taught all school districts in-service and development classes. Created book bag cassette and video stories.
AES, worked professionally as a photographer and graphic art designer. Regularly worked in advertising.
For many years, AES enjoyed print media works, book designs, illustrations, catalogs and magazine layouts. Designing creative promotional and marketing concepts for business operations, new business development, corporate image, company logo, letterheads, brochures, calling cards, flyers and multimedia. Some recognizable names like Phillip Morris, AT&T, Kraft Foods, Panasonic, Mitsubishi, Nokia and Pepsi.
For nearly twenty years as an Instructor at Miami Dade County Public Schools developed curriculum and implemented courses such as: Basic Photography, Advanced Photography, Videotape Production, and Digital Photography. Also created a “Pilot Program” to teach the skills to underprivileged inner city youth at risk and unemployed adults
He worked as creative director in various private and non-profit organizations in South Florida, which acted as a significant link between the different fields of his creative project.
AES’s creative direction, strategic planning and artistic intuition are enhanced harmoniously with cutting edge technology revealed a need craft more.
Digital art, graphic design, number theory, geometry, the net, branding and market trends, technology, photography, web design, product design, film, nature, cities, music, all things unique and experimental and making the most of what a Production Artist, Web Developer does but something else was needed to complete his artistic attributes.
AES became one of the featured artists for a different kind of website that features Afro-Cuban, Yoruba, Ifa, Santeria, Orisha art. This website WWW.AFRO-FUSION.COM is an electronic gallery and platform for his exclusive type of art.
His work is fun, retro,colorful, playful, and whimsical art pieces, that become wearable art. He draws inspiration from everyday things and turns them into unique forms.
Numerous pieces have been displayed in small private auctions, art and collectibles shows, and sold to private collectors, colleagues and friends.
Founder and President of several business ventures in South Florida: 1992-1995 Image Concepts 1997-2002 LA Photography & Graphic Design 2003-2004 Bric a Brac and Decor 2004-2005 One of a Kind 2005-2006 Art-T-Facts 2007-2008 Freelance artist and consultant 2008-2009 Funfashionetc.com
Professional Affiliations: Association of Records Managers & Administrators, Board of Directors. Data Processing Management Association. Business Forms Management Association, Board of Directors. Allied Veterans Association, Board of Directors Jewish War