Hey there! My name is Justin Sansom. I'm from Oak Park, Michigan and I'm a Capricorn sun, Virgo rising, & Pisces moon. I identify as Non-Binary and my pronouns are he/she/they. I'm an extroverted-introvert, very caring, and a diligent worker. In my spare time, I enjoy writing poetry & music, reading, binge-watching a good TV show, and playing with my dog Prince.
I've been a model since 2013 and I absolutely love it. Modeling has become a passion of mine over the years and is still one of my creative outlets.
I began modeling in fashion shows. As time went on, I started networking with photographers in the Metro Detroit area and fell in love with print modeling. As a child, I was very lost in who I was, because of being gay and living for others. I never really knew who I was for a very long time. Though, modeling helped me express the creativity that I wasn't able to express in my youth.
I chose to go by the alias "Giovanni" as an alter ego of mine when I'm in front of the lens. As a child, I was always coming up with nicknames or aliases for myself, as a way to escape my reality of being Justin. However, when I started really getting to know myself, I found a new appreciation for "Justin" and chose to embrace my birth-given name.
My goal with modeling is to continue exploring myself, conceptualizing creativity, and to positively impact others with the confidence and motivation to be themselves.
I'm a graduate of Central Michigan University with a Bachelors Degree in Marketing & Advertising. I've been a graphic designer since 2017. I didn't expect to work in this field after graduating... truthfully, I didn't know what type of career I wanted. Marketing didn't fulfill my interests anymore, but I continued to pursue my degree because of scholarships & the fear of starting over.
My first post-grad job was a marketing intern role at a small print and design firm; eventually, I taught myself how to use the Adobe applications and began designing. Then, I was hired as a project manager and gained a vast amount of experience in designing, printing & production, and consulting.
Now, I'm a production designer at an accounting firm and a freelance creative on the side!