Real Art welcomes Candy Niemeyer as the newest addition to our team. She is a Print Designer working out of Real Art’s Dayton headquarters. A problem solver always craving the best solutions, Niemeyer is excited to broaden her “swiss army knife” of design and typography skills.
Graduating salutatorian from the School of Advertising Art in 2011, Niemeyer earned an Associate’s Degree of Applied Business in Advertising Art. She comes to us with three years of experience working as a graphic designer at a small brand design firm in downtown Cincinnati.
Niemeyer is a fearless thinker, embracing design as a lifestyle with a constant drive to learn and create. She believes in collaboration, that process and execution are key, and never underestimates the power of typography.
Living in the Queen City, you can find Niemeyer practicing her vinyasa flow or out on a run. She is especially passionate about hand-lettering, great lattes, and the smell of fresh paper.
Let me make this clear from the start: I am no expert when it comes to coding. I barely know the difference between ActionScript and C+ and couldn’t pick out the syntax for PHP from a lineup. I’m a print designer, which, in the Real Art world, is as far away from having to know how to code as you can get.
Here at Real Art, we pride ourselves on delivering the full kit and caboodle from strategy to branding to installations, experiences, and more. Making Proto BuildBar let us flex our creative muscles like never before. This commercial café and electronics workshop is the first of its kind, mixing new technology tools with an accessible and inspiring atmosphere. Creating this next-generation makerspace meant that we needed to pull out all the stops and build a brand, venue, and customer experience that is truly extraordinary.
For those of you who are new to the ways of Real Art, here’s the skinny on one of our silliest and most celebrated projects.
Some of the most visually striking elements of Proto BuildBar are its many custom environmental graphics. When we set out to transform this former dance studio into a maker haven, the walls became a canvas for creativity. There’s a wall papered with patents, a mural behind the Santa Claw, the steel sign above the door, hand-lettered signs over the bar, and much more. Inside and out, every aspect of these enormous artworks was created in-house, with a number of teams making the designs and files, prepping surfaces, painting, pasting, and sealing.
Here is the story of three of Proto’s colossal graphics: two painted signs on the building’s exterior, and a remarkable wheat paste mural in the café itself.