Author: Marc Ciafardini

Creatives on Creatives, Vol. 9 – Miles Hankins

Award-winning composer Miles Hankins boasts a diverse body of work spanning the entertainment industry. He most recently co-composed Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron’s romantic comedy, Long Shot with Marco Beltrami. Additionally, Miles received a Sports Emmy nomination for Outstanding Music Direction on the HBO documentary series Being Serena and was recently honored at the awards ceremony in New York. As an exceptionally creative independent composer, Miles has collaborated with Beltrami on several critically-acclaimed scores including A Quiet Place, which received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Score, Marvel’s Fantastic Four, Sony’s The Shallows, and Columbia Pictures’ The Night...

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Creatives on Creatives, Vol. 8 – Charlotte O’Reilly

Most of us live in boxes. As such, four walls can be our home, or office, or other well-defined dwelling. From a design standpoint, how you treat those walls varies greatly. You can use them to amplify your taste, showcase your possessions, or define your personality. For many, paint is an easy and quick way to dress up a space. Others choose to go for a more personal approach. To Charlotte O’Reilly, those upright partitions are, quite literally, her canvas and she uses every square inch to express herself. Every square inch. Hailing from the UK, O’Reilly creates lush...

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Creatives on Creatives, Vol. 7 – Rory Kurtz

Rory Kurtz is a highly skilled commercial artist/graphic designer who has been making a name for himself from The Big Apple to Tinseltown. Kurtz has a style which can best be described as a mix between dreamy/ethereal and hyper-real. It’s kind of like that brief window of time between being asleep and awake, when you’re not sure if you’re still dreaming. That’s kind of how it feels to gaze upon Kurtz’ glorious works. And take your pick of them – everything from breathtaking renditions of David Bowie and Humphrey Bogart, to the ‘The Driver’ from Drive and Dustin Hoffman...

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Creatives on Creatives, Vol. 6 – Shogo Takayama

Earlier this year, I visited TOTO Ltd. headquarters as well as their factories to get familiar with new products launched in 2018; I even got a sneak peek at what else is coming down the pike. What impressed me the most about the famous plumbing company, aside from their exceptional product lines, is their history and their commitment to quality. When designing a faucet or plumbing fixture, it seems like the rules are simple: function, then form, then add water. While many products in the TOTO line look sleek and stunning, a lot of work goes into the tiniest...

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Creatives on Creatives, Vol. 5 – Jose Sebastian Gomez

If you live or work in the Dallas area, the fact that business is booming is probably not news to anyone. Yet, as much as the many cranes are putting up buildings and apartments at breakneck speed changing our skyline, you might be unaware of other trades hard at work to produce world-class products and adding to the notoriety and culture of the metroplex.  One such company is Reel FX – Dallas’ own big-league animation studio. Now whether you knew what goes on in that non-descript red brick building in Deep Ellum or not, the caliber of digital wizardry therein produces...

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