DJ Chappel is interested in the relationship between clothing and movement and its influence on our character. He invisions himself as a future ancestor creating primary resources for following generations of gay black men. His training in dance and pattern making diversifies his work ranging from handmade garments and artifacts to interactive performances and installations. While studying  at Point Park University's dance conservatory and working at the campus costume shop, DJ was developing a balance between the two mediums. The release of his ready to wear brand, Duality Junkie (2018), has allowed him to combine all of his techniques. DJ’s designs have been published in Office, King Kong, and Paper Magazine. DJ has also been a part of performances at Arts On Site, Triskelion Arts, Jenkins Johnson Gallery and The Bronx Museum of Arts and The Shed.