Ligel is an American Contemporary artist of African ancestry, teacher/lecturer, graphic & web designer. Ligel was born on 20 May, 1982. He attended Savannah Arts Academy, High School of Music and the Performing Arts. Ligel also attended the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) briefly before joining the United State Marine Corps in December of 2000. After serving 4 honorable years in the United States Marines Corps, Ligel was honorably discharge from active duty in December of 2004. Later, Ligel attended Armstrong Atlantic State University and then the International Academy of Design and Technology where he earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design in March 2011. Ligel graduated with a Masters degree in Fine Art from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in December 2013.