3D filmmaker Nikita Diakur makes beauty ugly. With his very own characterful style the creative developed ugly filmmaking and has defined a whole new approach to the scene. In our interview with him, we talked about perfectionism, finding an idea and about his creative concept behind Ugly.
Stephanie Dewhirst aka “stephDAwurst” is a 3D designer and Head of 3D at animation studio Art&Graft. The independent team of talented and ambitious creative minds makes colourful and quirky characters come to life and tell us visual stories. Art&Graft is the studio behind powerful motion graphics campaigns for global brands like HP, Playstation and Virgin Media. Before her talk at Forward Festival Berlin, we had a quick chat with Stephanie about her early career, her favourite project and about how she finds inspiration in everyday life.
FORWARD and ONLINEPRINTERS are teaming up to create a community-driven magazine asking creatives what makes them happy. All it takes to participate is a white canvas and the color black - digital or analogue - to create a blissful moment from scratch. A selection of all the submitted works will be printed and published in “The Happy Zine”.
Maxon, the developers of software solution Cinema 4D, just made every motion designer’s and visual effect artist’s life easier: The latest Cinema 4D application comes up with a bunch of innovative and forward-minded alterations.
Grand Budapest Hotel, Isle of Dogs, Tudors: Annie Atkins is indispensable in the film industry. With her unique graphics and designs for many Wes Anderson films, the designer has made herself a permanent fixture in the industry. In this interview, she talks about inspirations and habits for new projects, about her creativityflow, and how she turned Covid-19 into a new project with a charity aspect. We had a chat with her for our series “Featured by #jungbleiben magazine“.
Somewhere in between art, science, technology, and new media, Ouchhh has found its place. Working with highly advanced artificial intelligence, the new media art studio creates magical immersive art installations. Ouchhh has made a name for itself over the past years by designing and programming prestigious projects such as the world's biggest AI data sculpture. We had a chat with Ouchhh-founder Ferdi Alici about the very beginnings of working with AI, its boundaries, and future projects.
Process is a Vienna-based design studio specializing in generative and interactive design and working in the fields of branding, web, installation and print. As well as traditional graphic design solutions, Process designs and develops highly specialized software that is used as tools for and by clients.
In late summer, ONLINEPRINTERS and Forward launched an open call for posters focusing on the one topic that has never been more accurate than in 2020: Creative Crisis. We asked creatives what they were doing during Corona lockdown? What has been their inspiration, who has been their muse? We wanted to see how a worldwide crisis made them creative and how COVID-19 affected their artwork. No matter if the piece was created during the lockdown or right after.
Kaitlyn Chang, a real award winning advertising professional, just started working as Brand Innovation Lead at Accenture Interactive, right before the corona lock down. We talked to her about the “new normal”, long overdue digital change, home office curiosities, and nerdy habits.
Sarah Illenberger gives new meaning to everyday objects. As an artist, illustrator, and designer, she explores areas that cannot be defined by a common job title. In our interview for #jungbleiben magazine, she tells us why Italians allow more creative freedom than Germans.
The Kreativwirtschaft Austria is looking for the best story until 24. May 2019, that creatives have implemented with their customers from the industry and have created innovation, revenue and added value. We took this opportunity to get together with three winners of the competition. Brand consultant Gregor Fink of knif.marketing, filmmaker Astrid Rampula of astrimage FILM and designer Nicole Herb talk to us about how they have benefited from the competition, how companies can benefit from creative services and why they sometimes want more courage from their customers.
“Kontext” is an initiative launched by Swiss Textiles. Its aim is to draw attention to trend knowledge, promote promising future developments in the areas of design and industry, and encourage exchanges between designers and industry representatives. “Kontext” also wants to identify relevant topics that provide impulses for innovation.
MADE started its crowdsourcing and crowdfunding platform TalentLAB at the end of 2017, asking young and emerging designers to submit projects that they would like to see realized. Designers upload their proposals to the website. MADE then curates collections from these designs and the products that prove most popular and will get funding, will be put into production. We sat down with three designers, who participate in the first TalentLAB collection, and talked with them about their products, their background and much more.