A new year
I love the start of a new year. It feels to me like a new day but it’s a year so it’s even bigger and brighter. New York City feels that way too in comparison to Montreal. This year I recited the countdown to 2013 in Williamsburg! Le plateau’s chic big brother. I had the best time with some wonderful friends. I also had some very inspirational conversations with a dear friend, I look up to because she has created her self from scratch, professionally, and she is excellent at what she does.
I am now ready to take on the next chapter of my career, business cards in hand! Yes! I designed myself satisfying bcards, I am hard to please but I am finally happy with the result. You might just have to see me to pick yourselves one!
I have been up to various projects since my last post. I designed some business cards for my father’s import/export business http://naniasergi.com/Business-cards as well as made a wedding invitation boarding pass for a couple passionate about travels http://naniasergi.com/Wedding-invitations
I took some photographs of the lovely interiors composed by designer, Michael Sapienza. http://naniasergi.com/Michael-Sapienza-Designer
I drew some more illustrations for http://www.in-visibles.com https://www.facebook.com/invisibles.web?fref=ts & even wrote a small article http://www.in-visibles.com/2012/12/le-top-2012-invisibles-de-nania
I digitally drew the bow and designed the tag of holiday flyer for l’Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal. http://naniasergi.com/Flyers
Today I decided to register for a digital painting course given by a great artist and person I met through work. I am really looking forward to it.
I am going to leave you with a painting untitled ” Found at Sea” I made last week.
Happy new year!
I am sorry I have not been able to keep up with this journal in the last few months. I was working with an animation and vfx company, assisting the director/producer and others in the studio. I learned a great deal about the various stages of animation making. What an interesting field! I particularly like matte painting. I might try it in the near future. Apart from working at my day job I was also dabbling into graphic design. I made a digital drawing and designed a business card/book cover for a new exciting manicures & pedicures business lady, you can take a look: www.dropdeadmanicures.tumblr.com
I also have become in charge of visuals for www.in-visibles.com a mag for/about diversity/everybody, it gives voices to those who traditionally do not speak up loud enough in the media. I designed and drew digitally the poster for their launch party, which was sold there. I made it with a drawing tablet/pad, my new favorite toy, and Illustrator which I am getting to know better. I also made special invitations for the local filmakers whose films were screened at the event.
In June, I made a flyer for a fundraiser event (burlesque performances, music and spoken words) http://naniasergi.com/Posters that night I met Cora Kim, whom I took photographs of/she also performed that night & at the magazine launch. She is a wonderful artist/singer/musician whose music she would describe as moody synthpop with some korean folk mixed in there. You can discover her here www.corakim.com
Art Souterrain’s opening
The pictures I took of Art Souterrain’s opening at Nuit Blanche are on their Facebook! :)
Festival Art Souterrain 2012
J’ai été sélectionné pour faire partie de l’équipe de photographe pour le Festival Art Souterrain 2012! :)
Yesterday I interviewed Stéphane Dion, PC, MP, Canadian politician, Member of Parliament for the riding of Saint-Laurent-Cartierville in Montreal since 1996. He was leader of the Liberal Party of Canada and Leader of the Opposition in the Canadian House of Commons from 2006 to 2008 as well as minister of the environment from 2004-2006.
This will be included in a short documentary I am directing with the help of my coworkers at Communautique in the context of the project remix the commons www.remixthecommons.org. I am looking at the Government of Québec’s adoption of the Regulation respecting the cap and trade system for greenhouse gas emission allowances. http://www.mddep.gouv.qc.ca/changements/carbone/Systeme-plafonnement-droits-GES-en.htm
Last Saturday I took portrait of new beat maker and old friend; Liam, http://2legit2quit.bandcamp.com/album/liam-beat-tape-vol-1. What cold fun we had.
The new year started really well for me! January 2nd I assisted a prop stylist I admire; Lacy Barry http://www.lacybarry.com/, in building two sets for an audio/video collaborative project titled “Therum” featuring musician Skyllark http://soundcloud.com/skyllark.
I also had the pleasure to work again with an amazing photographer and a dear friend; Riki Tinoza, http://cargocollective.com/riki-tinoza.
Moreover, I had the chance to use the beautiful studio at L’Éloi agency in Montréal.
I brought a camera and shot making-of photos. http://leloi.ca/blog/?p=3373
After upgrating my cargocollective I decided to make this space into a journal. ::)
You can see my work at www.naniasergi.com and come here for news!