Designed Conviction a Social Enterprise

Jonathan Guillen

Incarcerated Artist

Jonathan Guillen #01961874

Robertson Unit

12071 fm 3522

Abilene, TX 79601

Free Taylor

Free Taylor

Taylor is serving LWOP since the age of 20 he is rehabilitated, we ask for a release date. Sign this Petition What is this petition about? by Taylor Conley Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the support. I have some news I would like to share with you. My...

Jerry’s Car Barn

Jerry will appear at the Charity event on December 3rd in the “Portland Art Museum,” along with the Designed Conviction team. All the proceeds will go to support people impacted by incarceration, where most of them will go towards purchasing Christmas presents for the children of the incarcerated.

Letter from the Editor

If you have participated in our art contest, you should be excited. This year in collaboration with X Con Inc, we will be purchasing Christmas presents for children of the incarcerated with proceeds from the Exhibit.

2022 Annual Art Exhibit

Every show will promote the artist’s work and be dedicated to supporting a cause by working with a charity. As the community evolves, we will be able to provide more opportunities.

A Journey of Necessity

You can earn parole, even as a lifer, but it requires the hardest work of your life every single day. You must dig deep, find the darkness inside, and rid yourself of it. You must search out the things you buried and hid away and bring them to the surface so you can face them and overcome them.

We need your help

As stated before, are men pushing not for our own freedom, but to show that within these dwellings there are individuals who are worth fighting for. The only limits a person has are the ones that they place on themselves, and we are striving to continue to place our faith in God that he will guide our steps as we venture into the unknown and place the right people and tools

Todd Leatherland

Todd Leatherland

Although as an artist, I have limitations; what I do possess is desire and seduction. Also, I am a student with a thirst for knowledge; so I always design and create from techniques like Leonardo tought.

Christopher Flathers

Christopher Flathers

I have recently just started teaching myself to how to draw and tattoo I am thinking I’m pretty good lol. It’s a good outlet that I am now delving into that can turn my energy, negative or positive into something that I can share

Ricky Derderian

Ricky Derderian

Art is my life and life is Art to me. Being incarcerated has really changed my perspective on a lot of things. I have changed my whole life around, and I want to find new people and friends and support and be of service and be the solution.

Rashaud  Washington

Rashaud  Washington

First of I want to say God bless to all & the Designed Conviction company. I am a 27-year young but old man. I’ve recently been exploring my drawing talent. I have various of different skill when It comes to shading, lettering, portraits, landscape, architecture,...

Rodger Demetrius Conant

Rodger Demetrius Conant

Hello, My name is Rodger. I’m a sociable and outgoing but shy person. Most people say that I’m funny and have a kind heart. My friends tell me I’m a very selfless humble person who would help anyone. I like to learn new things, go on adventures, take risks, and do...

Clayton McCormick

Clayton McCormick

I’ve known since I was little that I had set myself apart from others with my imagination and artistic skills. I like finding things that challenge me and then mastering them, usually in the aspect of art. I

Jay Dossey

Jay Dossey

Hello everyone, who is reading this. Our prisons need more avenues like Designed Conviction in order to let us thrive even while behind bars. I actually feel like I am part of something good when writing this down. Myself, like many, try to find ways to stay connected...

Lindsay Haugen

Lindsay Haugen

When certain lines are crossed, we tend to become defined - and even define ourselves - by the worst decisions of our lives. During the first years of my incarceration, I felt as though the crime I had committed was tattooed in red across my forehead; everyone knew...

Jonathan Adams

Jonathan Adams

My mood and feelings at the time I working comes out in every piece I do. There are people from so many different walks of life in the world. Art is truly one of the ways that people can come together and connect with.

Ryan Hanson

Ryan Hanson

As both author and artist, Ryan’s passion is to inspire & assist all those who seek to achieve their highest potential. If you are of a similar mindset & are genuinely about taking on & solving some of the greatest issues of our time .

Cheryl Sutton

Cheryl Sutton

I’m Razor AKA Cheryl Sutton, I am a  multi-versatile spazmarticly creative supernaturally morbid over the top skin, Walls to paper I can do it all. I love every part of art, Art is not only in my mind but runs through my veins. It is my passion! Art has always...