Darius earned a degree in illustration at Parsons The New School of Design and in his junior year illustrated the cover of grammy nominated album “At What Cost” by Goldlink which catapulted his career as a sought after illustrator. What sets Moreno’s work apart is his profound ability to infuse his artwork with the essence of black and Latino culture, reflecting his own experiences and heritage. His exceptional illustrations have graced the covers of renowned publications like Essence Magazine, where he skillfully captures the beauty of these communities. His work not only celebrates the rich tapestry of black and Latino culture but also challenges societal norms and stereotypes, paving the way for greater inclusivity and understanding.Through his art, Darius has become a powerful voice within the queer and Afro-Latino communities, using his platform to inspire and uplift others.
Dare, on the other hand, embarked on a different artistic path, while studying theatre at Penn State she took creative writing courses where she discovered her knack for storytelling. When she relocated to New York in 2015, Dare ventured into the world of food and travel vlogging (video blogging), creating a captivating web series titled "A Girl's Gotta Eat!" The series brought women from various industries together to discuss their careers while trying out culinary delights around the city. Her vlog's success led her to an exploration of food in countries like Japan, Taiwan, and South Korea, broadening her professional connections and enriching her creative repertoire. Dare continues to use her platform to connect women in business, especially of color, all over the world with one another, building a community for support and guidance.
In the summer of 2018, during a visit to their grandmother, a porcelain doll collector, the twins were struck by inspiration. Drawing from their experience in sculpting and sewing, they embarked on an endeavor to create their own line of dolls. The result was the birth of Dare Dollz. Their dolls, known for their bold and fabulous designs, became a sensation, attracting attention from big companies like Puma, who collaborated with Dare Dollz in Spring 2022.
Today, Darius and Dare are based in Los Angeles, where they have established their own home studio. From this artistic haven, they continue to push boundaries and explore new realms of creativity. In addition to their beloved Dare Dollz, they delve into a variety of artistic endeavors, including comics, claymation, and other captivating projects.
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