Inside My Sketchbook: Elmaz Ekrem – My Top 5 Tips

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.

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An Open Letter to Art Students

“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 Chin

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Get to Know: NERD’s Woman of Power, Milana Karaica

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.

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Introducing… Juan Pablo Zaramella, Guinness World Record Holder

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.

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