“…Geometry is a cricital thing. I use it every single day in everything I do with guitars. It kind of forces me to think back to when I was in school and actually use all the formulas that we were learning.”
Meet this super cool NERD who started his design career in toy design and found his way back to his passion of music. Bill Paukert, of Unified Guitar Works, wasn’t the kid who knew what he wanted to be and didn’t even know about design as a child. It was through his studies at art college that … READ MORE
Raising Nerd’s Men In The Arts Revisits
The Art of Music with Musician and Ukulele Maker, Larry Hinkle
“I had no idea that I would be making ukuleles and playing today! It still seems a bit fantastical.”
When we did our Nerd Profile of Larry Hinkle, founder of Hinkle Ukulele, back in October 2016, we described him as “a musician, woodworking craftsman, and entrepreneur.” Larry’s broad expertise in music, woodcraft and design makes him a perfect fit for our Raising Nerd celebration of Men in the Arts! So, we went back to him to not … READ MORE
“My approach to type design is based in my background in art. I’m a drawer. I carry a sketchbook almost everywhere I go. I draw in it almost everyday.” -Cyrus Highsmith
From Entertainment Weekly to the Wall Street Journal, Cyrus Highsmith’s font designs are making headlines. With cool names like Scout, Antenna and Gasket, he takes his inspiration from everywhere including plants. Let’s explore engineering and technology in typography creation as Cyrus shares the how and why of font design.
“Unfortunately, there weren’t any classes at my school about type design. I had to teach myself. At the … READ MORE
We continue our series on Men in the Arts with famed illustrator, Frankie B Washington. With over 30 years experience working as a professional illustrator, Frankie has more experience than words can communicate. From advertising, storyboards and key-frames for studios, to Marvel Comics trading cards and Transformers, just have a look at his hand drawn art and see what Frankie B is all about!
“I consider myself a versatile illustrator because of my many years working in advertising and with various art & creative directors. Working with many different clients forced me to have an adaptable art style yet
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From commercials to feature films, like Fantastic Beasts, Everest, and Star Wars, Jason Ewart is a talented yet modest artist who captures and creates iconic moments in moving art forms. As a successful professional artist, Jason gives us a glimpse through his lens to see what it’s like to be a Hollywood cameraman.
“Becoming a good camera and Steadicam operator requires three things: practice, determination, and patience. It takes years to become good at it and you never stop learning. But the only way to get better is to do as much of it as you
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