Today we’d like to introduce you to Jon May.
Jon, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and as an artist.
I took a Graphic Design course in 2002 that opened my eyes to all of the design around me that I wasn’t really taking in. The gravity of all the design, the options, the text, the imagery, the stories, and the opportunities all kind of hit me that day. I was too excited to jump in.
I did well in the course and dove head first into design. After graduating I was asked to come back and assist in instructing the course, which I was happy to do. I stayed as a co-instructor for about a year, then moved on to other ventures while doing freelance at any given opportunity. I’ve had a handful of different design related jobs from production work, to print shop assistant, to working at a small design agency, so on and so forth.
Nonetheless, I love design, and I love working with people that understand its value. I still freelance all the time and am always looking to take on new projects, work with new people, and learn new things.
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?
What I really enjoy is organization and getting a message across. I enjoy the challenge of having sub-par assets for a project, but still coming out with a stellar final result. A lot of my inspiration comes from the client, their excitement, and the way that they relay the information to me. Also, I’m motivated to do better than before, constantly. I hope that clients take away a completed project that solves a problem for them, generates them income, or just gives them/their company an identity so they can represent themselves properly. I want my clients leaving me, ready to attack whatever their next goal is.
Have things improved for artists? What should cities do to empower artists?
I think it’s great. I think conditions are much better. There’s much more visibility for more artists to shine, as well as for more end-users to get the kind of work, work ethic, end-result they are looking for. I think that supporting and outsourcing locally when applicable is the best way to contribute.
Do you have any events or exhibitions coming up? Where would one go to see more of your work? How can people support you and your artwork?
You can see my work at branchedoff.com or in real life by supporting my clients and buying apparel, listening to music, going to shows, utilizing their services, so on and so forth. Go out and support the people who support me!
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