[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][image_with_animation image_url=”279″ alignment=”center” animation=”Fade In” img_link_target=”_self”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][image_with_animation image_url=”274″ alignment=”center” animation=”Fade In” img_link_target=”_self”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][image_with_animation image_url=”280″ animation=”Fade In” img_link_target=”_self” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][image_with_animation image_url=”275″ animation=”Fade In” img_link_target=”_self”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]For any designer interested in expanding their talents to multiple platforms, I suggest you make friends with a band in need of some good marketing. I’ve currently become very involved with a local label in Jacksonville, Infintesmal Records. Its a small label with a lot of heart, there isn’t a lot of money to throw around, so most of my work is pro-bono. That’s ok because I get a lot of exposure and opportunity out of it, so I feel it’s an even trade.

I took on this label because I love working with bands, there is a lot of variety in what a band may need for its media – and I love variety. Photography, lots of custom illustrations for posters, layout, social media – it can be super time consuming, but super rewarding. I feel the work I get to do for bands is the most creative work I get to do, and thats why I love it so much.

Of all the bands on the label, there is one I have worked with an exceptional amount. Gov Club. They let me do whatever I want, its awesome. I do try to keep the pieces I do consistent in style, but varied in design. We like to work with animal illustrations. I also get to photograph them at shows a lot. Honestly, if you are learning to be a photographer, take a camera into a dark bar with shit lighting and REFUSE to use your flash. If you can get a few good images in that scenario, you can get a good picture anywhere. This is ultimately what taught me how to understand and use my camera properly.

Recently this band went on tour, I got to follow them for a few days. This wasn’t just exposure for them, It was exposure for me too. The posters I made were put up at venues all all around the south-mid east and the photos I took on the tour got shared with the venues and people that were at the shows. All in all it was good exposure for the both of us.

The lesson of the story? If you are trying to build experience on multiple platforms, and you love music and going to see local shows – you should find a local band you like and just offer your services. BOOM.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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