"I can't even not do me, cause it like..hurts"
Meet Chason Howard, better known as Benny Jetts. The 20-year old graphic designer has a unique style that shines throughout his work as well as with his other interests of producing and work as a DJ.
While he is apart of various music groups, he is prominently a member of Yako pack, a group of talented creatives.
Benny started out doing basic Photoshop tutorials to sharpen his skills after a friend introduced him to a free alternative to photoshop. Benny’s work is often seen on the front of various mixtapes as he’s become a very sought after cover artist.
“Pretty much every cover I do, I listen to the song on repeat the whole time, which kind of gets annoying. I’ll just hear the song and think ‘ok, I’m listening to the song; what color do I see?’ And just try and paint an image that matches and makes sense.”
When he was younger his interest for music came from watching the MTV music countdown every morning before school. From this Benny was exposed to all types of music like Fall Out Boy and Gorillaz.
His inspiration to produce actually came from Soulja Boy. “There would be no me without Soulja Boy, for real,” he joked.
DJing was the one thing that came further down the road. In the future he hopes to branch out and do everything from AD campaigns and cereal boxes to furniture.
He is also would really like to go on tour. “I really, really, really want to go on tour. It’s looking like a possibility one way or another.”
From here on out Benny just want to remain genuine and to keep doing what he loves.