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Get the low down on your fav Nashville creatives, how they started out and if they’re hiring!
We chat with Graphic Designer Zach Halfhill about inspo, his first design job and design for social good. We get into Myspace and the huge impact this had on his love of music and design and ultimately the direction he pursued after high school, plus he shares the work he's just completed for the 40th anniversary of “Rock Against Racism”.
We chat with Charles Miller of Platoon about his journey from high school to now; including the longwinded history between himself and Platoon co-founder/best friend Zach Janicello. Plus we get into teamwork and collaboration, and how they manage conflicting ideas in the studio.
Peck & Company
If you didn't know already—we're big fans of reading (the real book kind) and that's another reason why we're big fans of Benji Peck from Peck & Company! Benji has an amazing list of recommended reads for all creatives to get those creative juices going and challenge your perspective on things.
"Stay curious. Try a lot of things and be okay with being bad at them"- wise words from Illustrator, author and founder of Chipper Things - Becky Simpson, who tells us about her Creative Residency with Adobe and a simple, but great idea 'The Brag list', which we should all be doing!
Check out the industry standard of work in Nashville - how it is shot, what do they present?
Our top picks for recommended articles, blogs and companies in Nashville.
A free online weekly video series for creatives of all creeds who’ve lost their spark and are searching for soulfire.
Sagmeister & Walsh
Sagmeister & Walsh is a NYC based full service design firm that creates identities, commercials, websites, apps, films, books and objects for clients, audiences and ourselves.
Friends of Type
Friends of Type features original typographic design and lettering – fresh visual content – practically every day, by the four primary contributors. Posts are meant to log ideas, express ourselves, and inspire each other and our readers. The last week of every month we feature a guest designer, someone we admire and think will elevate our work and the site through their contribution.
On the Grid Nashville
On the Grid is a user-friendly guide curated by talented local designers who want to share exceptional places in their neighborhood with the rest of the world. On the Grid was created by Hyperakt, a design agency based in Brooklyn.
Creative Mornings Nashv…
CreativeMornings is a FREE monthly breakfast lecture series on creativity which originated in NYC and is now in over 120 cities around the world.
The Nashville chapter of AIGA, the professional association for design, was formed in 2002 so that all local creative professions will have the support and resources of local ties, with affiliation to a national organization. AIGA Nashville is a state-recognized, not-for-profit organization of designers, design educators, creative directors, photographers, illustrators, copywriters, production managers, web designers, web programmers, animators, production artists and many other types of creative professionals.
The Cheeky, Anonymous F…
Name: Banana Grotesk Foundry: Monkey Type Release Date: October 2018 Back story: The font was originally based on an attempt to sketch Akzidenz…
Music Posters That Marr…
Just last year, Aaron Denton was still waiting tables at a restaurant while moonlighting as a poster designer for local…
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