Creative Interview : Nate Williams
Describe yourself in five words and how would your friends describe you (in five)!!
Let me ask my wife ... she says curious, fun, smart, nice, extroverted .. okay she obviously wants me to do something :) probably wash our dog ...
I would say curious, optimistic, easy going, moody, distracted
I created a tool to find patterns in my moods and it surprisingly work very well .. so I am pretty happy about that http://www.proconist.com 2013
I am looking forward to painting more and creating lots of personal work. I just started http://www.creactivists.com which has been really fun to see some kids ideas so far and hope to see more people involved.
I love making art .. everything involved .. thinking of concepts, the process (play and discovery), connecting with people that appreciate art, etc The downside is what most freelancers struggle with which is instability and worrying about if you will have enough work in the future to pay your bills.
What's your town/area like for supporting creatives
Buenos Aires is extremely inspirational . It's a very artistic city with tons of stuff going on and lots of creative people doing interesting things .. I grew up in the US so it's always more interesting to be in a foreign land .. sometimes I get homesick .. but most of the time I enjoy it ... apart from the crazy south american politics and inflation.
I really like my typical days when I have time to work on my personal projects :) I usually grab a coffee or breakfast with my wife in the morning, brainstorm ideas/projects or review ideas I had then go to the studio to work on them ..
I like switching between mediums .. from wood working, to painting, to drawing, to exercising, to drinking a coffee, to programming something on the computer, to reading and back to painting.. I really like doing personal work because it takes you down a very exploratory path ... that is when I feel happiest.
I do something else that doesn't involved creating .. exercise is good or I use some brainstorming techniques such as http://www.n8w.com/wp/1937 http://www.n8w.com/wp/3242
I love naive art .. or art made by people who don't have a formal art background or don't even consider themselves artist.
Have you ever had or do you have a PLAN B
Not really .. I think everything is always metamorphosing but ideally I would love to be involved with art and technology in some type of capacity.
Where’s your own favourite place to work and why
Costa Rica .. it's pure and feels like the closest place to earth http://www.n8w.com/wp/4051 it makes you looking at everything in perspective and not to get caught up in the rat race and enjoy the basics .. food, weather, nature, people, love, sex, music, etc
|Costa Rica by Nate|
Yes I have been learning about cryptology and really like learning about the history of it .. I would love to learn more about history and nature
I think an interview from a stranger walking down the street would be interesting .. someone random .. a group of old people and ask them if they have advice for young people, what do they remember most about life? regrets, etc
Thanks so much for that Nate - I'm off to find out more about cryptology and perhaps I will just grab a stranger and interview them! LOL!
Nate Williams : Illustration and Hand Lettering