Friday, September 26, 2008
Geek of the Week - Dean Velez
Let me introduce you to my newest Geek of the Week – Dean Velez. He is an artist who makes incredible posters in 3-D. Sadly in my photos here you can only get the 2-D effect but they’re still amazing even without the 3-D glasses needed.
So, check out his shop on Etsy and here is his interview:
1. Who are you, where are you from and how long have you been creating art?
My name is Dean Velez I currently live in Atlanta...I've had the Luxury of living in NY, NJ, FL and CA...and I'm originally from the Bronx.I've been creating artwork since I could hold a crayon...and being paid for it since the age of 18. Most of my work is in Motion Graphics and animation for television. I also teach Motion Graphics and Design part time at 2 colleges in Atlanta. I just recently started creating pieces that you can actually hang up.
2. Do you create for a specific genre of geek (ie. sci-fi, gaming, horror, math, fantasy, music, etc…)
All my artwork is created for me...so I guess that definitely falls into the "GEEK" category. Hmmm...Zombies, Comic Books, Monsters, Heroes, Villains, Sci-Fi, B-Movies, Pulp Fiction...these all fit the things I like.I figure if I create things that I love there might be others who relate to this stuff as well.
3. What was the first “geekey” item you ever made?
When I was 15 I used to paint SciFi images onto Denim Jackets, and sell them to my friends.
4. What inspires you?
Mainly I'm inspired by a good story...Heroes and Villains...Good vs Evil. After reading or seeing a good movie I am always driven to create something.
5. Where can we find your work(website, shows, blogs, etc.)
Posters for sale http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6195659
Posters in progress http://www.flickr.com/photos/29665694@N07/
Motion Graphics and Animation portfoliohttp://motiongraphicslab.com/motion-graphics-production.html
6. Anything else you'd like to share?
Yes...the 3D posters really are cool...I wish I was able to show the 3D effect on the internet!
Dean at work in his Home Office