In this blog series, we’ll profile some of the people on the stage, behind the scenes and in the audience at TEDxDetroit. Today, we sit down for a quick Q&A with Founder + Graphic Designer of DetroitCousin + OGMNT and TEDxDetroit attendee Michael Cousins II.

Title: Founder + Graphic Designer
Company: DetroitCousin + OGMNT
Socials: @detroitcousin + @mic_ogmnt

How many TEDxDetroit events have you attended? Three
What are you looking forward to at this year’s event? I want to see the evolution of ideas being talked about.
What advice would you give to a first time TEDx attendee? Go with an open mind, bring something to snack on, wear comfortable shoes.

Lightning round:
Favorite restaurant? Owl
Favorite store? Hobby Lobby
Favorite place to visit in Michigan? anywhere near a lake during fall.
What are you reading? “Dear Martin” by Nic Stone
What are you watching? Euphoria + A Black Lady Sketch Show (HBO)
What are you listening to? Krillin, Robyn, Denzel Curry
Favorite app? Ello
Favorite TED talk? Sir Ken Robinson on education destroying creativity
Favorite TEDxDetroit talk? Jason Hall’s talk was always a great reminder that when you invest in yourself/passion you cant loose.

Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Michael. See you Wednesday, November 6th at TEDxDetroit.