What better time than the present is there to start drawing? Whether you’ve kept a sketchbook, journal, scrapbook or a series of loose paper drawings, whether you’ve consistently doodled each day for years, sporadically added to the same (or several) different books never quite completing one, or failed to start one altogether… what follows is a list of helpful tips that I live by to spur my creativity and encourage me to keep a lively, over-used book of artistic brilliance.Continue reading “Inside My Sketchbook: Elmaz Ekrem – My Top 5 Tips”
“The piece below was originally a letter that I’d written to a former student. Since then it’s gone through a few alterations. I wanted to share it with you because it’s nearing the end of the school year, and as someone who keeps a thread to his past, I remember what it felt like to be there.
I don’t recall the specifics of why I wrote to her, but I wonder if it had to do with the uncertainties that come with being an artist, especially one who is about to graduate from school in a couple of weeks. I guess then, this letter is really an open letter to those of you who are in a similar space now.” – Marcos ChinContinue reading “An Open Letter to Art Students”
“You may not think so from looking at me – a heavily tattooed guy with an oversized beard, but… my ‘nerdism’ is that of many an 80-year-old lady: I embroider. Yup, needle, thread and cloth kind of embroider… and I bloody love it!Continue reading “Getting Down and NERDy: Brett De Vos – Embroidery”
Have you met the newest arm of the NERD family tree? Introducing illustrator and stop-motion obsessed, Heather Colbert.Continue reading “SIGNED! Stop-Motion Specialised Animation Director, Heather Colbert”
You have to feed imagination from a young age. Encourage those ideas, build on that creative vision and spark new ones as you go along, it’s all part of the process. But how far will you go to make yourself stand out?Continue reading “NEWS: It’s Your Time To Break Through… Calling All Student Creatives!”
To signify 2019’s International Women’s Day, photographer and diversity advocate Yana Binaev‘s documentary photojournalism project launched with TMRW Magazine, designed to reveal the uplifting stories of eleven incredible, influential ladies who have made their mark and written their destiny despite a bumpy journey, including the woman at the heart of NERD’s core, our founder Milana Karaica.Continue reading “Get to Know: NERD’s Woman of Power, Milana Karaica”
What do you think of when you think of International Women’s Day? Do you think of freedom, equality, the history behind the monumental day itself?Continue reading “NERD Says… #WeAreEqual”
Late last year, NERD welcomed yet another gifted animation director to our roster, Juan Pablo Zaramella whose love falls in storytelling using comedic ingredients to create seamless spots mainly through stop-motion, pixilation and filmography techniques.
From what started as a beloved hobby as a child, Juan has gone on to reach huge success, having created 10 short films, 2 TV series and is currently holding the Guinness World Record for the most awarded short film for his spot ‘Luminaris’, which to date has won 324 awards across the globe.
We are over the moon to welcome award-winning, multidisciplinary director and illustrator Craig Minchington to the NERD roster. Specialising in vibrant and dynamic 3D and CGI, Craig’s work (as well as his Instagram feed) is absolutely infectious.
We are obsessed with this print collaboration between Sweaty Betty and NERD’s Marcos Chin. Summer is finally here!