30 November 2006
Nik Ainley is a UK based web designer who also has a passion for producing personal art and illustrations. After teaching himself Photoshop in his spare time while gaining a degree in physics at Imperial College London, he has since moved into full time web design. He is constantly trying to further his expertise in digital media, and won't stop until he has mastered all the tools he needs to fully realise his designs.
Shinybinary was first launched in 2004 as an online presence for Nik. Version 1 has since been hugely succesful - clocking up almost a quarter of a million unique visitors. Version 2 has followed as a complete redesign to further this success. The site is still young and Nik has grand plans for its future development.
As a designer, Nik has been receiving more and more exposure, his work featuring in several magazines as well as on book covers, posters and clothing. He was listed as one of the 'Top 10 up-and-coming creative talents of 2006' by Computer Arts magazine, and his work has appeared at the 2006 OFFF exhibition in Barcelona.
In the future Nik expects to continue his work both on and offline, while trying to satisfy his huge appetite for mastering new tools and techniques. Things are going to get even shinier.
Check out his work by visiting:
22 November 2006
18 November 2006
Takagi Masakatsu is a visual artist and musician whose work knows no aesthetic borders. He has presented video installations and performed live at art spaces around the world. He also produces music videos, as well as music for commercials and film. He has toured with musician and remix artist David Sylvian. In 2006, “Bloomy Girls,” a visual book with his video arts collection, was released. Res magazine named him one of the 2006 RES 10, an annual selection of emerging artists who will influence the worlds of film, video, design, advertising, music, and media art in the upcoming year and beyond.