Eugene Randolph Young
Eugene Randolph Young was born in Oakland, California and grew up in the East Bay and grew up with constant contact with three generations of a large extended family. His K-12 experience in the culturally diverse Berkeley Unified School District played a major role in shaping his art, values and design philosophy.
Eugene completed a BFA with distinction in graphic design from the California College of Arts and Crafts (now the California College of the Arts) and an AA degree in graphic design with honors from City College of San Francisco where he has been part-time faculty member for 7 years. He also teaches digital drawing and painting courses at Dominican University in San Rafael and through the CCA Extension program.
In 2005, he founded Eurayo Design, and provided professional graphic design services to Bay Area Black cultural and performing arts organizations. His clients included the Black Choreographers Festival, African American Art and Culture Complex, African American Shakespeare Company, AAAPAC, K*Star* Productions, Dimensions Dance Theater, Afro Solo Theatre Company, the Sargent Johnson Gallery, San Francisco Black Film Festival, the Black Coalition on Aids and Urban Solutions.
In 2015, Eugene completed an MFA in illustration with a concentration in concept art at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. He is also known online for his afrofuturism-inspired science fiction and fantasy illustration. In 2008, one of his digital paintings won first place for illustration from the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP). In 2014, he guest-curated A Show of Power: Africans and African Americans in Science Fiction and Fantasy at CCSF. He was also a featured artist at the 2014 Black Choreographers Festival where he exhibited a retrospective of graphic design work.
He has been a featured artist at QUICKDRAW SF hosted by the Paint Pens Collective and Neverending Radical Dude, and often attends the Oakland Drink and Draw, Dr. Sketchy’s SF and Big Al’s Pin-Up Show at CR Framing in Brentwood, California.