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Meet Hollywood Digital Artist: Jacob Samuelson

Today we’d like to introduce you to Jacob Samuelson.

Jacob, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I have had a strong interest in art for as long as I can remember. When I was young I would sit in my room and draw constantly. I would try my best to mimic artists that I enjoyed and was inspired by. In high school, I was introduced to Photoshop through a photography class, which became my first step into digital artwork creation. I first discovered and learned what vector artwork was my first year in community college. I enjoyed creating vector artwork because my lines retained their quality no matter how far in I was zoomed. Currently, I work full-time in Hollywood as a graphic artist with hopes to have my own creative studio in the future.

Has it been a smooth road?
For me, the road has been a bit bumpy. In the past, I have had problems with clients not paying me for hours of work that I put in. Additionally, I have had a few incidents with people blatantly using my artwork without permission. For me being an artist isn’t an easy road but it is one that I am highly passionate about.

What’s your outlook for the industry over the next 5-10 years?
I see the design industry growing in the coming years. We are living in a time where technology is improving constantly. As a graphic artist, I am always on the lookout for new programs to test out.

Has there been a particular challenge that you’ve faced over the years?
The biggest challenge for me is coming up with new ideas that haven’t already been done. As a creative, I think fresh ideas and concepts are a key aspect of what can attract viewers to out work.

What would you tell someone who is just starting out?
If you are just starting out I would recommend sketching out an idea before jumping to the computer. Often times we waste time for ourselves and our clients when we don’t give them an idea of what the final files will look like.

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