Who is Jermaine Dickerson?
“My journey begins in the bustling city of Detroit, as a young artist and aspiring superhero. In my bright red cape, I would often fight imaginary foes until I was inspired to translate my heroic adventures on paper. Years later, my passion for art inspired an interest in design. After earning my B.F.A. in Graphic Design from Eastern Michigan University, I began my professional career as an illustrator and graphic designer. Since then, I’ve worked with numerous clients, including institutions and organizations such as the City of Ypsilanti, Ypsilanti District Library, Ann Arbor District Library, National Coalition on School Diversity, Ypsilanti Community Schools, Eastern Michigan University and Quicken Loans.
Meanwhile, my affinity for superheroes has encouraged me to use my superpowers for good through social activism and community engagement— through programs like the SOS Star Program, Ypsilanti District Library’s Summer Reading program, and various youth workshops. I’m also developing my own community initiatives with the Ypsi High Superhero Program and Hero Nation – Ypsilanti, both of which centralize youth engagement, self-empowerment and diversity. Moving forward, my dream is to continue this work, saving the world one client (and person) at a time.” (source)