ARTSEE LIVE: Wolf Kahn
We have been working with the guys at artsee magazine since this summer producing their video content, and today we wanted to share some photos from our most recent production with them. We had the pleasure of travelling to Charlotte, NC with artsee to shoot another episode of Artsee Live. This time it was an interview with Wolf Kahn, a nationally recognized artist who also happened to have an exhibit opening at the Jerald Melberg Gallery while we were there. You can check out his artwork here.
Artsee magazine is a wonderful resource for people interested in the arts, especially within the Carolinas. You can get your own copies of the free publication at various distribution pointsaround NC. And look forward to the Artsee Live video coverage of Wolf Kahn with the launch of the next issue of artsee magazine, as well as future entries to the Artsee Live series.
To check out the other video content we have produced with artsee magazine, visit theirYoutube channel.
Recently, Burning Oak Studios had the pleasure of attending another AIGA Raleigh event atPorter’s Tavern. This event was called How to Speak Business (Without Really Trying), and was hosted by Woody Holliman of Flywheel Design in Durham, and Patrick O’Neil of Railinc. The discussion centered around design & business lingo, focusing on topics like recognizing types of clients, questions to ask them, and useful concepts/empty buzzwords. The speakers were open to taking many questions, and for the audience to also share stories about clients in the past, the good, the bad, and the ugly. This was a nice experience to get to hear some of these real world stories and relate them to our own experiences. Below you can see a picture of our Art Director, Bradley in attendance.
The Recognizing Different Types of Clients section really hit home for us. The types of clients consisted of the Design Virgin, Divorcee, Bargain Hunter, Napkin Sketcher, Design Blind, and Speculator. I have to say that at one point or another, we’ve come across all of these and their definitions were quite accurate. There are always going to be clients who don’t understand exactly what it is that designers do, and it is our job to educate them as we work together.
The Questions to Ask Your Clients section was also pretty informative. It consisted of the typical questions you should ask your client in the design process in order to come up with a healthy solution. It was nothing new, but a definite reminder to be as thorough as possible in talking with your clients about their project and to do as much research as you can for the best outcome.
What we took away from this lunch & learn is basically this: You have to know exactly who you are working with, and how to communicate with them effectively to also accomplish great design, and in the process make both parties happy and successful. We look forward to attending more great AIGA Raleigh events, so please keep em coming guys!
ART OF THE CAROLINAS 2010
It’s that time of the year again! Art of the Carolinas is only a few short days away, and we are getting pumped for this awesome annual celebration of the arts. AOC starts this Thursday November 11, and goes through Sunday November 14 at the Hilton North Raleigh on Wake Forest Rd. Admission & Parking are free. Read below for a nice description of what AOC is all about.
“This is the big weekend here in Raleigh… It’s the 10th Annual Art of the Carolinas! Did you know that Art of the Carolinas is the nation’s largest consumer artist material trade show? Four days of workshops are available, taught by some of the world’s most famous art instructors. For three of those days, Art of the Carolinas features the largest artist material & picture framing sale in the country, offering large discounts on thousands of items. Art of the Carolinas is not to be missed!”
Burning Oak Studios is proud to have been covering the event for the past few years with video production & photography work. You can check out some past work we have done with Art of the Carolinas on our YouTube page, and a direct link to the AOC promotional video here.
Also, try to catch our studio musician Bradley Pearce performing near the World of Art booth all weekend. He will be promoting the three Studio Music For Artists albums he created withBurning Oak Studios.
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