Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Interview with an Artist :: Essays Papers
Interview with an ArtistThe artist/illustrator I chose to contact was specify McKee. Hes an illustrator/ practiceer for World Industries, a skateboard and snowboard comp any. several(prenominal) of his work has been very controersial and lawsuits have been filed on several occasions. specifically for a board with a Winnie the Pooh look-alike and also for a heading similar to a L. Ron Hubbard book. But I particularly liked his passe-partout work, specifically flame-boy and the smiley devil guy. Contacting him wasnt too hard I piece the number for World Industries in a snowboard magazine. When I called I was wedded a new number, since they changed offices. The repository put me right through to grudge McKees voice mail when I called the new number. I left hand a message and then realized I may not lease a call moxie. Who wants to call someone to answer questions? So I figured I take a little more(prenominal) initiative and find out when he would be there so I could chat with him. After a second call to the secretary I found out I needed to call back in just about an hour and a half.I was put right through to Mark McKee on my third call to this number. He said he was more than happy to help me in any way possible. But after a few minutes of my interviewing he asked if this was for real or was I just *censored*ing with him? Apparently some friends of his like to play pranks and he thought this was one of them. I explained that this was a silly assignment, but it had to be done so that I could get my degree. A friend was the one who first got him interested in skateboard graphics, he first worked in the BMX industry after graduating with a design degree from UCLA. He was fortunate enough to not have to do any self-promotion after college and kind of fell into the job he has now. His formalized title is Art Director, according to him thats what his card says. He over sees five other artists at World Industries that produce skateboa rd and snowboard graphics. He didnt want to give any advice, he said didnt like doing it and had nothing more to say about it.