Photo By: Matthew Toledo
Drawing since the age of 6 years old, George Moss aka – Gmoss, has been developing his drawing skills. He grew up watching animations like Thundercats, Robotech, Mighty Orbots, and GI Joe. George enjoyed watching Sci-Fi and Fantasy films. He also listened to positive hip hop, R&B, Jazz, and other styles of music. These are some of the influences that have helped shape his illustration and design style. He creates 2d cartoon character and realistic illustrations.
George designs unique products, and also writes and illustrates novels for teens and adults. He graduated with honors and a Commercial Art Degree from International Fine Arts College, which is now known as Miami International University of Art & Design.
He worked as a technical illustrator and assistant technical designer for Perry Ellis International in Miami, Florida. While he was there, George increased his drawing skills and this experience helped shape his character. Through his experience at Perry Ellis, and other fashion companies in Miami, he grew in the industry to become a product developer, an assistant technical designer, and a creative apparel designer.
George now shares his unique line of art, clothing, and accessories based on his illustrated sci-fi novel – “The Chronicles of Ann & Lo™”. His story was created to encourage the young and older generation to seek their purpose and use their talents to uplift their communities.
He has taught his fashion product development workshop at the Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, the Broward County Main Public Library in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Mandel Library in West Palm Beach, Florida, the Geeki Girls Gathering Conference at Florida International University, the African-American Research Library and Cultural Arts Center, the North Miami Beach Library, the Miami-Dade Regional Library in Miami Gardens, Florida, PalmCon Comic Convention in West Palm Beach, Florida, middle schools, high schools, and other organizations in the United States.
He can be contacted for the following: fashion product development, teaching workshops, graphic designs, and original illustrations (2d art/realistic artwork) for book covers, music album covers, and also freelance projects.
Awards And Accomplishments
2018 – Pioneers of Change A Celebration of Black History Art Exhibit January 6 – February 24 2018 in Sunrise, FL.
2017 – 19th Annual Art and Crafts Festival in the Pines: Best Drawing Award
2017 – Harlem Renaissance Art Exhibition February – July 2017 at The Urban League of Broward County
2016 – 18th Annual Art and Crafts Festival in the Pines: Best Drawing Award
2016 – Release of the 24 page comic book adaption of The Chronicles of Ann & Lo™ Comic Issue #1
2015 – WPBT Channel 2 ArtLoft Segment Featuring A Solo Art Exhibit By George Moss – “A Tribute to the Great Jazz Artists”
2015 – 17th Annual Art and Crafts Festival in the Pines: Best Drawing Award
2015 – WDNA Jazz 88.9FM Radio Fine Arts Gallery Concert & George Moss “A Tribute to the Great Jazz Artists” Art Exhibit.
2014 – Gmoss Character Flashdrive with Comic Book inside Release
2013 – Solo Art Exhibit at the Old Dillard Museum in Ft. Lauderdale.
2010 – Release of The Chronicles of Ann & Lo™, an Illustrated Sci Fi Novel.
2005 – Launch of the Gmoss Seek Eternal Purpose® line of accessories, clothing, and cartoon characters
2003 – Trends Clothing Corp, in Miami, Florida: Employee of the Year/Peer Award