Ligel is a Caribbean-American, interdisciplinary contemporary artist of African ancestry, art teacher, graphic & web designer. He attended Savannah Arts Academy, high school of music, visual arts as well as the performing arts located in Savannah, Georgia. Ligel attended the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) briefly before joining the United State Marine Corps in December of 2000. After serving four honorable years in the United States Marines Corps as a Marine Musician: Trombonist, Ligel was honorably discharge from active duty in December of 2004. He has a Bachelor's of Fine Arts degree in graphic design and a masters degree in fine art. He received his masters from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in December 2013. Currently, Ligel teaches IBDP Visual Art at a local high school located in Shanghai, China.