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Dylan Hyman '15

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Dylan Hyman '15
Dylan Hyman '15

What grades did you attend Bullis? What year did you graduate?
11th & 12th, Class of ‘15

Where did you attend college and what is your occupation?
Davidson College, currently a lead designer, production manager, & fabricator at a metal art company, ShieldCo Art in Frederick, MD.

What activities or classes were most memorable for you as you reflect on your time at Bullis?
Jazz Band, Concert Band, & the Arts Capstone.

How did Bullis best prepare you for college and beyond?
Bullis helped me challenge my comfort zone and redefine what comfort is. I learned how to take my craft one step further & be okay with failure and how to receive & apply feedback.

Please tell us about what you have been doing since graduating from Bullis.
Writing music, playing shows/gigs, creating art, selling art, pursuing the idea of becoming a full time artist.

Which part of your journey has been most rewarding?
Taking chances, learning from mistakes, growing.....all in the practice of becoming a better me. Looking back and seeing physical, mental, and spiritual growth that I once thought was impossible. Learning how to tell somebody you appreciate what they did for you.

What would you say to Bullis students who are currently on their journey to finding purpose?
Give yourself time, allow yourself to fail, be grateful for experiences you've had versus experiences you wish you had, understand that success/happiness is achieved over long stretches of time, not moments or instants.

Who is someone that inspires you and how?
Keith Haring - his approach to art as a practice in translating difficult/complex ideas into digestible form.

What is the best book or production that you have read, watched, or listened to lately?
Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson

What global challenge would you like to see tackled and how do you see yourself contributing to the positive change that you desire?
A global understanding of empathy. Realizing that we are simply worker bees in the great hive, that we have to contribute to each other's success as opposed to personal gain. I work to create art and music that promotes empathy, encourages conversation, and questions structure.

Why would you tell a prospective family to choose Bullis?
Because the arts and music programs create independent, critical thinkers that other schools/programs simply cannot match. There is no experience I had at Bullis that comes close to what I learned at my short time in the music and arts dept. Without that time in those departments at Bullis, I would not be who I am today.

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  • Class of 2015