Marvin Bugarini is a young man with a plan.
A junior at Carlmont High School in Belmont, California, he is on track to graduate early, possibly as early as this spring. In spite of the heavy academic load that comes along with completing high school in just three years, Marvin has had plenty of time to cultivate other talents.
A long standing participant at the Peapod Adobe Youth Voices Academy in Redwood City, Marvin has had his fingers in many creative pies: for example, he contributed ideas for the plot and scenes, props and costumes during the making of Angel In My Sky, the film which will be premiering next Thursday, November 10th at the Fox Theatre in Redwood City.
On the music side, Marvin participated in the 20/20 Vision project last year, starring in the music video and eventually traveling to Washington, DC to perform at the Youth Listening Tour. Marvin also traveled to Florida over the summer to open for J. Cole at the Keystone Conference.
A film premiere, a music video, and two national performances would be enough to keep an average teenager busy, but Marvin’s eyes really light up when he starts to talk about his work with Photoshop!
“I do a little bit of everything, and I always master whatever I start to work on,” says Marvin about his artistic talents. He taught himself how to use Photoshop just by cracking open the program and letting his mind run wild. Now he is teaching other students at the Peapod Adobe Youth Voices Academy how to use the program, showing them the tricks and techniques he developed.
Marvin is also making a name for himself in his community as the “go to” for anyone who needs an album cover or concert poster. Not just an amateur, Marvin is paid well for his sought after design work.
Marvin is dreaming of a chance to collaborate with his Peapod Adobe Youth Voices Academy classmates on something big, something that will stand out to the whole world. “We’ve got a lot of creative minds here,” says Marvin about the Academy. “There are many messages that we could send, like helping each other out, no more bullying, no more violence. You’ve got to get into people’s heads and make them think that education is the key to success.”
So what’s the key to Marvin’s successful future? He intends to enroll in a community college for two years after high school, after which point he will transfer to a four year school to earn his Bachelor’s degree in business administration, with a minor in music.
Look out for more great work from this outrageously talented and ambitious young man!