Emmanuel Santiago, also known as Eye9five, is a leading creative force in the hip-hop industry. His artwork has graced the covers of some of the genre’s biggest releases, including the diamond-certified hit single “Life is Good” by Future feat. Drake, which has sold over 10,000,000 copies.
Eye9five has worked with many artists in the hip-hop community and beyond, providing his unique insights and technical skills to help them achieve visual excellence and take their brands and careers to the next level. He is a natural-born storyteller who loves to inspire and motivate others with his vision and by sharing his journey. As someone who works with many people in the music industry, he has had the opportunity to work with like-minded individuals who value creativity and follow their dreams. He always wants to remind people that they should never give up on their dreams, no matter what obstacles or challenges they might face.
Currently based in New York City, Eye9five started out on his own with no connections to the music industry. However, he took it upon himself to reach out to artists and label executives, making things happen and following the law of attraction to manifest his success. Eye9five is completely self-taught, having learned graphic design at the young age of 14 through customized Myspace layouts.
He continued to hone his craft and became an accomplished freelance visual artist by the time he was 21. Despite facing challenges in his life, including the loss of his father at 16 and the need to couch surf with his family due to eviction, he never let these obstacles hold him back. He pursued his passion for design and dreamed of working in the music industry, and today he has an impressive portfolio, having worked with top artists and companies such as Sony Music Entertainment, Warner Music Group, Universal Music Group, and musicians like Drake, Future, DJ Khaled, Rick Ross, Pitbull, and Puff Daddy, among others.
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You can find more information about Eye9five on all social media platforms and via his official website www.eye9five.com