May 21, 2014

Real Art welcomes Intern Nick Ciliak

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Nick Ciliak

Real Art welcomes Nick Ciliak as the newest addition to our team. Nick is an Intern working out of Real Art’s Chicago office and will be helping out the team in the areas of design and development.

Ciliak is a Junior at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan. He is currently pursuing a B.F.A. degree in Graphic Design.

Ciliak values any opportunity to learn more about design and is excited to be learning and working at Real Art. He is enthralled by the world of typography and enjoys exploring the power of beautiful type. Nick seeks out projects that will challenge him to think in new ways and ultimately become better at what he does.

When he isn’t bogged down with classwork and projects, Nick can be found singing with his A Cappella group at GVSU. He also works with the Frederik Meijer Honors College in ways ranging from Freshmen Mentor to Mentor Council Advisor.


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April 2, 2014

Weekly Curio: Techno Charmer

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This week’s curio: NEX Band connected charm bracelet

The NEX Band is a modular wearable device targeted at young folk. Users customize their NEX by snapping-on and programming up to five “mods” able to track location, blink when they receive a text, or indicate proximity close to another NEX. The company behind the charm band foresees unique gaming and social applications based on the exchange and customization of users’ mods. There’s even the potential for brands, musicians, and movies to create their own compatible snap-ons.

This week’s question:
What other jewelry pieces should be reimagined as wearable devices?

The Weekly Curio is a small morsel of design to whet your curiosity and stimulate wonder. Inspired by the intellectually striking objects found in Enlightenment-era Wunderkammern, a new intriguing trinket or beguiling bibelot will be published each week paired with a thought-provoking question.


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March 28, 2014

Real Art Welcomes Cody Brown

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Real art welcomes Cody Brown as the newest addition to our team. He is a Videographer working out of Real Art’s Dayton headquarters. Brown will be working on video projects in a variety of capacities, ranging from cinematography to motion graphics.

In 2008, Brown earned his degree in TV and Film Production from Western Kentucky University. Since then he has worked for CMT in Nashville, TN, and as a freelancer on a variety of television shows, films, and commercial projects.

He is skilled in the art of motion graphics, animation, cinematography, and visual effects.  He approaches his work with passion and dedication and excels in the opportunity to “make things possible.”  Above all else, he considers himself to be an artist first and foremost. Whether his medium is paint, digital media, motion graphics, or capturing beautiful images with a camera, he approaches each task from an artistic perspective. He simply loves to create.

Brown loves taking on new challenges and wearing a lot of different hats. So he spends much of his spare time learning about his craft and exploring new vehicles for creativity.


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March 26, 2014

Weekly Curio: Tattoo Tech

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This week’s curio: Reading My Body: Tattoo Audio Controller

This digital instrument created by media artist Dmitry Morozov reads his forearm tattoo as if it was a musical score, translating the image into sound. Two black line sensors run along parallel tracks above the tattoo at adjustable speeds, while a hacked Wii remote in the grip modifies the quality of the sound. Morozov’s intent is to demonstrate the cyborg-like melding of a musician and his instrument.

This week’s question:
What are your favorite tattoo/technology cross-overs?

The Weekly Curio is a small morsel of design to whet your curiosity and stimulate wonder. Inspired by the intellectually striking objects found in Enlightenment-era Wunderkammern, a new intriguing trinket or beguiling bibelot will be published each week paired with a thought-provoking question.


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March 25, 2014

Real Art welcomes Brian Stephens

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Real Art welcomes Brian Stephens as the newest addition to our team. He is a Front-End Developer working out of Real Art’s Dayton headquarters. Stephens brings a design eye to website development, with an exceptional sense of modern web design and user experience his solutions will be both user friendly and technically elegant. His knowledge in multiple programming languages, creativity, and passion for learning new things makes Stephens the perfect addition to our Real Art clan.

Paired with a visual communications degree from Sinclair Community College, Stephens has four years of experience working in advertising and marketing at Parts Express. In this prior role, he worked on everything from tradeshow banners to catalog pageflow and layout.

Stephens has a passion for all things creative and innovative, paying special attention to information organization and end-user functionality. He is on a never-ending journey of learning new skills and seeking out inspiration.

Stephens was born and raised in here Dayton. Favorite music genre is hardcore/metal. His personal artwork includes calligraphy, lettering, illustration, screen printing, and photography. In his free time he enjoys traveling, playing guitar, and cycling.


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