Aaron grew up watching Marvel movies and with his passion and ambition to work in graphic or product design, the Get Started in Product Design with Marvel seemed like a perfect fit. Before he joined The Prince's Trust, he was unemployed and looking for work while freelancing. This experience has meant the world to Aaron and boosted his confidence.
Who is your favourite Marvel character?
Blank Panther or Thor
What were you doing before The Prince’s Trust?
Before The Prince's Trust, I was unemployed during the pandemic. I was freelancing and looking for a new job.
How would you describe your experience taking part in the Get Started in Product Design with Marvel programme?
It's been an amazing experience and something I can be proud of for the rest of my life. Especially working for such a large and reputable company like Disney/Marvel.
What inspired you to design your product for this Marvel collection?
The inspiration came from that the Avengers were a team, and we wanted to give others power. Make others feel they are part of a team and one team working together towards a shared goal. This is what we wanted to portray through our clothing line. When you put on the designs you feel part of something bigger than yourselves. I play basketball a lot myself and I'm athletic. Different people from different walks of life can put on these clothes and feel that they are part of a team (and Marvel fans).
Has working with The Prince’s Trust helped you in any way?
The Prince’s Trust has helped me overcome the fear I wasn't good enough to design. I had started to fall out of love with it as I felt I wasn't good enough. This whole experience has given me a whole new injection of life and a confidence boost.
What have you got out of the Disney mentorship experience?
My mentor is the absolute most amazing person ever. It's so nice to have someone who believes in you. The relationship is something I appreciate and cherish. It's so nice to have someone who believes in you, even when you don't believe in yourself and it has filled me with a lot of confidence.
What are you looking forward to most next and what are your aspirations for the future?
I'm looking forward to sharing the products with my family and friends, when they are released. And pursuing a creative career such as a product or graphic designer.
Finally, can you describe what this product collaboration with Marvel and shopDisney means to you?
It's something I am very proud of. Growing up as a Marvel fan and watching the movies, this has been an amazing achievement. This means the world to me. As not many people can say they've had the opportunity to work with Marvel/Disney.
Anything else you’d like to add?
I want to thank The Prince’s Trust for this opportunity and for putting this programme together with Disney. Along with all the staff who have worked on the collaboration on both sides, I have met some amazing people thanks to this opportunity.