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Art & Life with Joey Myers

Today we’d like to introduce you to Joey Myers.

Joey, please kick things off for us by telling us about yourself and your journey so far.
Most of my professional career has been working for others and their passions or companies. From small town newspapers, startup magazines, screen printing shops, to large scale print production, signage design, display assembly, and more.

During that time, I have always done freelance work on the side, using the skills that I have gained through real world practice. I finally decided, as of the 1st of 2018, to take the leap and become a fully freelance (or independent) Artist, Illustrator, and Graphic Designer with the dream to become a Concept artist for video games and/or film.

Can you give our readers some background on your art?
I paint with acrylic, or use Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, to create minimalistic or abstract representations of various topics ranging from architecture, history, and science to sexuality, gender identity and more.

Overall, I just hope to accurately capture and convey what these concepts or feelings mean to me and hope that others will either know what they are at a glance or enjoy them for what they are and how they look.

Do you think conditions are generally improving for artists? What more can cities and communities do to improve conditions for artists?
With companies like Adobe, Wacom, Apple, Microsoft, and Google (to name a few) championing creativity, it’s an amazing time to be an artist! Free services like Instagram, Deviant Art, Ello, and Pinterest give any creative the opportunity to share, network, sale, get noticed, you name it! It just takes a little effort, time and dedication (don’t forget consistency)

If we can get our small communities excited about a mural in the neighborhood, or an HOA to welcome a sculpture were well on our way to helping our cities to help us. Large corporations now know the importance of marketing and looking good, it’s up to us to get our cities to see that as well. In the meantime, we should lean on each other as a group, and help each other find places to sell our art, or create along other creatives. Some of my best ideas have come from camaraderie and random jokes with other people.

What’s the best way for someone to check out your work and provide support?
I can be found at the usual hangouts like twitter, Facebook, Instagram or on the professional and portfolio pages, but the central hub would be my own website www.JoeyMyers.design or just search JoeyMyersDesign on the Googles.

The best way to support a starving artist, is of course, to purchase original paintings, prints, or other merch but if you really want to put me to work you can send me an email with a custom artwork request, or graphic design project. Info@JoeyMyers.design. I have not as of yet attended any exhibitions but I’m working on that.

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