Meet Adriel Meka

"Inspiration is the world's greatest game of telephone"
A. Meka

        A well known man by the name of Disney once separated life’s aspirations into 4 steps: “First, think. Second, believe. Third, dream. And finally, dare.” From the very second I was able to pick up a pencil I could feel my devotion to the creative world. Simple pass times like watching my favorite show on television, reading a great book, or recounting a story with friends began to be way more immersive when I began to take the mental picture that was painted in my head and turn it into a something tangible. Everything I took in became an inspiration. Words became pictures, progress and growth became memories and little by little my newly found interest spawned into a passion that has become a large part of my identity today. There was a joy in seeing my friends’ faces light up at the lunch table as I showed them the drawings I did of our favorite cartoon character. There is a beauty to putting effort into crafting something you love and seeing it make someone’s day. 

         Since then, I’ve lived in many places outside of my native home in Québec and simultaneously worked hard to refine my artistic capabilities while being guided the humbling rule that “although you may develop the skills to become a teacher to some, you will always be a student in life.” I am currently pursuing an undergraduate's degree in Animation with a minor in Industrial Design at the Savannah College of Art In Design. Several of my works feature a consistent yet adaptive style with a variety of elements including animation, traditional and digital illustration, 3D modeling, and visual development. Additionally, three of my pieces have been displayed by Procreate, an illustration app created by Savage Interactive for iPad. In the future I intend to work as a character animator and visual developer in a company that focuses on creating inspiring projects for the international entertainment market. To revisit the words of Disney, I have thought about where I want to apply my skills, I believe that what I am passionate about will serve as a great contribution, I dream of the day my works will touch countless lives, and I dare to see my childhood aspiration develop into a lifelong career.

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Adriel Meka is a three-time published artist currently pursuing a masters in animation from the University of Southern California. Meka graduated in 2018 with a BFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design in Animation with a minor in Industrial Design. Several of his works feature a variety of elements including traditional and digital illustration, visual development, design, and animation. He works to keep a consistently refreshed portfolio and through the years three of my pieces have been displayed by Procreate, an illustration app created by Savage Interactive for iPad and Meka's primary tool of trade. In the future Adriel intends to produce high quality creative content with driven artists working towards a colorful, inspirational future.

Featured Publications

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Gary & the Great Inventors

Written by Akura Marshall

Illustrated by Adriel Meka 

I Am a Triathlete

Written by Nia Obotette

Illustrated by Adriel Meka 

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Kulu the Wise Turtle

Written by Brenda Mveng

Illustrated by Adriel Meka 

Coming Soon

Vote4Me

paid partnership with Slam Magazine

Animated and Directed by Adriel Meka 

Interests

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 Art and Animation

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Travel and Photography

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Music

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Industrial Design

The Art of
Adriel Meka

The Art of Adriel Meka, is an aggregation of all of my favorite works from 2016 and those that I feel best represent who I am as an artist. Mililani, Hawaii has probably been one of my favorite places I've lived and a place I hold dear so you'll find a nice pacific theme throughout the book.

 

From start to finish I will flip you through some of my sketchbook pages, give you a look at some of my collaborative visual development work, walk through the heart-felt storyboards of my film, and much more.