1. Name and profession
Eric Seymour, Art Director
2. Where do you work?
Sajak & Farki, in Calgary, AB.
3. What inspired you to start?
My dad worked at IBM for like 30 years, and I remember him bringing home computer boxes and seeing that old Paul Rand IBM logo with the Eye, and the Bee, and the M. I loved it. I remember thinking, 'computers are so boring, but their logo is so weird!' Then 20 years later, I was going to college to be a geologist or something, and somebody put up their hand at the end of my presentation on Buttes (not butts) and said, "Your presentation looked reaaalllllyy good." That's when I started to think maybe I was doing the wrong thing.
4. What's inspiring these days?
I get really excited to make things when people around me are doing cool things. I like to surround myself with people who are better than me, cause then I push myself harder to be on their level. The internet is really cool too.
5. 10 words about what's in the photo?
6. What did you sketch in your Web Book this week?
The sketches shown in my tools photo is actually sketches of the new Gridbooks, in an old Gridbook, when we designed them a year or so ago. The last thing I drew in my Gridbook was a quick mock-up of a site wireframe for our Intern, with a highlighter cause I couldn't find another pen.
Check out Eric's 'Coming Soon' page at http://ericseymour.com/ then check back in a while to see if he's got an actual website up. In the meantime, check Eric's Instagram at http://instagram.com/ericdseymour
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