A remarkable man who challenges his physical limitations by using his artistic and creative talent, Christian Markovic is driven by his everlasting spirit to persevere.
Deaf from the age of 2, Christian was diagnosed with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease at the age of 13. At 20, he was declared legally blind. Despite his seemingly insurmountable health issues, Christian persevered and thrived. The first deaf graduate of Savannah College of Art and Design, Christian holds a B.A. in Fine Arts. Unable to find work after graduating from college due to his disabilities, Christian decided to start his own business, Fuzzy Wuzzy Design, a graphic design company that specializes in handcrafted greeting cards and clothes.
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Despite his health issues, Christian maintains a sunny disposition. According to his father he is always smiling and lives by the adage “Never Give Up!” Always artistically inclined, Christian received good grades at the Savannah College of Art and Design, and his creative abilities are on clear display in his artwork and the line of greeting cards and clothing incorporating it.
To create his drawings, Christian works on a Macintosh computer using a zoom program that enlarges his work up to ten times. His work has been shown at the Credit Suisse Gallery (New York City) and the Pierro Gallery (South Orange, New Jersey). The artist is now credited for over 300 different paintings, designs, and sculptures. Some of Christian’s corporate customers are Harlem Day Charter School, Bright Horizons Day Care Centers, and the United Way Foundation.
Christian points out that regardless of his diagnosis and loss of function, he is still a contributing member of society. He fights his CMT every day by staying active with physical therapy and going to the gym. He also continues to flex his creative muscles and recently took up sculpting.