Friday, September 26, 2008

Geek of the Week - Dean Velez

Hello Everyone,
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 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
Posters in progress
Motion Graphics and Animation portfolio

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


Hobocamp Crafts said...

You've been tagged!
How has Providence been ? You're blog looks great!

Jennnifer said...

You are correct, these are very cool posters - the art work is great! Off to go see more...