5 Not so Creative Questions with Designer and Illustrator Nate Bear

5 Not So Creative Questions with Illustrator Nate Bear

For those who don’t know you. Who the hell are you?

What? You don’t know me? You better get educated. I’m the guy that does the stuff. You know?  Here, http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Nate+Bear

What do you do?

Right now i’m working on a sketch for a client that’s a day later than I said i would because last night i was so tired i passed out at 9pm because i stayed up to 3am the previous 2 nights working on a gallery piece that wasn’t really doing it for me so i scrapped it and made a new piece at the last minute. Also listening to the Creative Pep Talk Podcast. And the host, Andy J. Miller, just asked the guest the exact same question, “What do you do?” and she has a much more impressive resume than me that included Target and other such household names.

What’s a tip you’d give to people? Something you’ve picked up along the way.

There is almost no way you can spend too much on brush pens. I just bought like a dozen new pens for less than the cost of my last Seamless order.

Also, don’t forget your brand identity. Don’t even trim your toenails without thinking whether it follows your brand’s core story.

What are you into. Or something that recently inspired you? (Doesn’t have to be illustration or design related)

I have to say go check out my Pinterest. It’s pretty killer right now. I mean I have like 80 different boards, so not exactly curated. But, there’s lots of cool crap out there that totally inspired me and changed my life, that I’ve already forgotten because my brain can only hold so much. But, I can totally just look at it all over again.

Anyway, the newest board I just added is Product Photography ideas. Like how to photograph your prints so they look all charming so that potential customers can more easily imagine them in the idealized version of their reading nook.

What was your favourite childhood toy?

This stuffed dragon my mom bought at the supermarket. I called him Snuggly.

If you want to learn more about Nate Bear and is stellar illustration styles check him out all over the web:

Twitter: http://twitter.com/natebear/

Facebook: http://facebook.com/natebearart/

Instagram: http://instagram.com/bearbrains/

Tumblr: http://natebear.tumblr.com/

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/natebear/ (since i mentioned it.)


After Nate answered my questions he sent a quick follow up email saying:

Fair warning: I’m really good at making lots of typos in text interview that somehow seam to end up in the final post. Just saying…

haha LOVE IT!… No worries Nate. This is very much an easy going quick convo. I wouldn’t correct you in person, so why would I do it here? I am easily worse than you. Look forward to chatting with you in the near future.

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