Syluss Afano grew up in the South Pacific (American Samoa/Hawaii). At age 23, he relocated to New York City to attend Parsons: The New School for Design & Technology. Earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Design and Technology in 2014. 


 Syluss took his design talents in a new direction when he joined the staff of The Leather Man NYC, working in both their West Village retail shop. Formally developing skills in leather smithing he’s carved a niche for himself by designing and fabricating unique grotesque masks, and custom leather garments.


His works include fabricating props and sets through Izquierdo Studios Located in NYC for such tv shows Gotham (FOX), Manifest (NBC). His work can also be seen in California based Instigator Magazine, where he serves as the publications illustrator.