Xavier Dussaq has been interested in visual arts since a very young age. Growing up in Guatemala he joined the Guatemala Screenwriters Association at 14 and started writing short films. In 2005 Xavier won the national award for essay writing offered by International Olympic Committee which allowed him to travel to California and search for universities which in time encouraged him to pursue higher education.
In 2008 Xavier moved to Baton Rouge to peruse his dream of studying visual arts, the city where he was born and where the film industry was currently blooming. He graduated Baton Rouge Community College with an Associates in Applied Science and Entertainment Technology with a concentration in film studies at the end of 2011.
After graduating BRCC Xavier worked for six months on four different films as a Production Assistant and behind the scenes director. In 2012, he moved back to Guatemala where he started FreeFall View Productions to take advantage of the technology of aerial videos and the lack of people working in that field.
Xavier moved back to Baton Rouge to attend LSU, where he discovered his passion for photography and graduated in May 2016 with a Bachelors degree in Creative Writing and a minor in Photography.
During his time at LSU, he worked for the student newspaper, The Daily Reveille as a Photo Editor and Multimedia Specialist. In May of 2016, Xavier won the first and second place for the LA-MS APME competition in the College Sports Photos category; the competition is designed to recognize Louisiana and Mississippi AP-member newspapers for outstanding performance in journalism. Before graduation, the creative department of LSU Athletics recruited him for a one-year internship as a team photographer.
During his time in Baton Rouge Xavier also worked as a freelance photographer for the New Orleans newspaper The Times-Picayune | Nola.com and joined the marketing company Go Daddy Social, with whom he currently collaborates within the DMV area.
After his year internship with LSU Athletics, Dussaq moved to Washington D.C. in 2017 where he currently works as a team photographer for D.C. United. He also freelances as a multimedia specialist for the international newspaper El País and runs D.C. based music blog Vinyl Lore.