Daven knew at a very early age that he wanted to be an artist. He spent his childhood exploring ways to be creative which resulted in an interest in drawing, painting, calligraphy, and composing classical music.
Daven began has a hairstylist and makeup artist working on the island of Oahu, Hawaii but eventually relocated to Los Angeles to pursue his dreams. Once in LA, Daven was hired as an instructor at a Paul Mitchell Partner School, where he taught the basics of hairstyling. Taken under the wing of several top notch New York hairstylists, Daven began to learn the tricks of the trade working with some of today's iconic hairstylists.
While teaching, Daven continued to pursue freelance work doing fashion and celebrity editorials, album covers, advertising campaigns and television. To date, he has worked with such noteworthy musicians and celebrities as Adele, Shay Mitchell, Nicki Minaj, Mariah Carey, and Henry Rollins. He has worked on advertising campaigns with companies as Nordstom, Covergirl, Target, Benefit Cosmetics and Bebe. His work has been published in Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Seventeen, Glamour, Zink and Flaunt.
Still based in Los Angeles, Daven travels across the country in his free-time teaching hairstyling workshops to new artists allowing him to meet talent from all walks of life. He also works as a social media and product consultant for numerous beauty brands.
Daven as loves creating abstract works of art on canvas and wood. He incorporates the use of color, texture, and movement to create fluid etherial pieces. www.davenmayedaart.com