Paul Gill joins Brian Dunaway, Joel Duggan and Matthew Ducharme to talk about The Drawbridge, Illustrations, Animation and Video Games!
|About the artist:
|an Illustrator/Animator living in Vancouver, BC. I was born here and have been drawing since I was just a kid. Inspired by all the cartoons, books and comics I could get my eyes on, I was dedicated to becoming a professional artist.
|About the work:
|In 1998 I went to Vancouver Film School where I graduated in the Classical Animation program. From there I worked randomly throughout animation studios in town, but wanted to do more of my ‘own’ work. I started practicing illustration and animation on my own over the next few years to create a portfolio that would help me get freelance work.
|In 2003 I enrolled in the Illustration and Design program at Capilano University and graduated in 2005. I immediately found myself as an artist in the video game industry working for Electronic Arts. At this point I had been making a name for myself with my freelance work and had been getting many projects through Wasserman + Partners in Vancouver, leading to the extremely well received “Don’t Mess With Karma” ad campaign, of which I am still a part of today.
|I’m currently a Marketing Artist at a mobile game company called A Thinking Ape as my day job.
|But when I get home, it’s all illustration.
|Where to find: Social media links, etc.
|Questions and Comments: (add your stuff here)
|A quick breakdown of the interview: 15 min guest intro. 15 min guest project. 15 min topic discussion. (Related to guest if possible.)
|Greeting Paul, thank you for being on the show today. Could you tell us a little bit about yourself and your work
|After graduating from Vancouver Film School what kind of market was out there for a classical animator in 1998?
|You returned to school at Capilano University in 2003. What did the really real world teach you about for your second round of schooling?
|What is The DrawBridge?
|You are the Mareting Artist at the mobile game company: A Thinking Ape. Can you tell us about that job and what you do?
|Follow up if not answered: Why “marketing artist” and not graphic designer or other more well known title?
|Do you have a favorite Game? Mobile or otherwise?
|What is your favorite illustration tool right now? (software/hardware/digital/oldschool – gut reaction)
|The LAST Question… Ever… (Pay It Forward)
|Can you share an artist you are a fan of for our listeners to follow?
|Where can we find their work online?