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Check out Jason Benjamin’s Artwork

Today we’d like to introduce you to Jason Benjamin.

Jason, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and as an artist.
I started out with animation at an early age, making GIFs and Flash cartoons in middle school just to share with friends. Soon after that I started playing with Photoshop, which led me to pursue design and photography.

I studied graphic design at Massachusetts College of Art and moved to San Francisco after graduating to work in the tech industry. While working there for a few years, I picked up an interest in 2D/3D animation again and decided to move to LA to pursue it full time.

We’d love to hear more about your art. What do you do you do and why and what do you hope others will take away from your work?
I make short 3D animations and music videos. Overall, I try to contrast saturated colors with dark and isolated environments. The goal and subject of each animation varies a lot. Some are small pieces to a larger story, while others are purely abstract experiments. I also produce the sound design and music for each video, which is a new and exciting territory for me.

Have things improved for artists? What should cities do to empower artists?
3D art in particular is in a great spot at the moment. The barrier to entry gets smaller every year, as the software/hardware gets better and cheaper. The community is huge and there are a ton of resources available to help you get started.

As far as encouraging artists, I think having physical spaces to showcase art is still important. I’ve been seeing a lot of digital signage popping up that feature 3D artists, and it’s cool seeing their work in a more prominent context than just on a phone screen.

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