What


Designer
Photographer
Creative Director


Who


My name is Alex “APyah” Pillow and I’m from Apex, NC (just outside of Raleigh). Currently living in Boone, NC and attending Appalachian State University where I plan on recieving my BFA Graphic Design in May of 2021. 

Heavily influenced by music, as well as pop culture, fashion, and current trends. I take my interests and observe how they’ve influenced society, how they’ve changed, and try to think about where they can be taken through art and design.  I work with digital mediums, printed materials (books, posters, zines, etc.), both digital and film photography, web design (HTML, CSS, Scripting) and various printing methods.

APyah stems from two things. Firstly, when I was a kid, my dad always called me AP (because of my initials), and I’ve always been fond of that. Secondly, when I made music used the name ‘Yahweh’. Not in a sacriligious way or anything ill-intended, but that explanation is for another day. So, when I stopped making music for the time being, I figured I’d take the “yah” and mash it up with “AP’ to come up with my designer/artist moniker.



Exhibitions


“3rd Hour”: Senior Design Exhibition
Watauga Arts Council, King Street Space
April-May 2021

Shared Spaces, Spatial Systems Exhibition
Looking Glass Gallery
February-March 2021

45 Symbols: Phaistos Project
45symbols.com + Yearly Publication
July 2020
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Climate Stories Collaborative
How Space, Boone NC (Moved online due to COVID)
April 2020

Couch Conversations, Idea Lab Capstone Exhibition
Herbert Wey Hall, Appalachian State University
Fall 2019



Positions


AIGA President
Appalachian State University
April 2020-April 2021

Chancellor’s List
Appalachian State University
2018-2021

Teaching Assistant
Typography III
Fall 2020

Research Assistant
Offset Printing
Fall 2020