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ian.vicknair
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
Welcome to my World of Design

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Based in Minneapolis, MN–United States, Ian is a self-taught designer and artist with an eye in surrealism, which greatly formed his work as a digital artist, image manipulator, photographer, illustrator, inventor and draftsman. His ideas and body of work have been featured in numerous publications, art exhibits and art collectives that have a certain creative perspective for art. Currently Ian is working as a freelancer designer and artist for international and national clients. Ian is the creative art director of "ian v.", a member of a leading art collective "Desktopography."

My work is a representation of talent,
collaboration and culture. I work to
flourish and bring a new level far above
the ordinary.

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Im always out trying to learn new things.
Explore, Create and Imagine.
So lets work together.

ianv.studio@gmail.com
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Tank Gear by Thinken
by Thinken

ALL I HAVE TO SAY IS YOU NAILED IT! When first seeing it i thought it was going to like jump out and eat my face of. It was startling a...


THIS IS SO GOOD!!! My vision immediately goes to her body language. Makes me wonder so much what she is thinking, doing, why!!!! Its so...

My perspective on others art
I recently was asked, "How do you separate art from design and is art design?"A student from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) emailed me recently with this question because of how it reflected on my work and what I do.

I think that specifically in the United States there has always been a separation of art and design where in Europe they are closer tied. One has a function while the other is to express. With design your given a brief from the director or client on examples of what they want, their goal, and what it is they want to achieve with the design, colors, fonts, sizes etc. Art on the other hand can be anything. With me, art and design doesn't really have a separation, the line is very blurry. I never liked calling myself a "graphic designer" especially when I studied other fields within the art realm. Personally graphic design is limited and I grew up learning that anyone can do this. Anyone can open up Illustrator or Photoshop and design something simple for their need. But it takes an artist to push the boundary of the graphic design to create something aesthetically pleasing and motivating. Yes Graphic design is part of what I do and I usually incorporate it with my art through producing a nice typographic layout, poster design, a short animation or presentation layout. I do this because it allows me to try new things, and allows me to expand on the artwork itself so it isnt just an image standing alone. I believe that by having elements of graphic design in an image is a work of art itself. To me, everything is art, there would of never been human development if art was not involved. With clients you do need to know the separation between art and design, but for personal projects, you may incorporate the two. Unless you have a client that wants a artwork and you incorporate graphic design with it.

This is my own thought, if you have an idea or thought to this, please comment and discuss it.
Thank you.

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Dark-Indigo Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks 4 faving Lizard... by Dark-Indigo ...:)
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wollibear Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2016
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lailalta Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2016
Thanks a lot for the :+fav: on Colfosco from Val Mezdi by lailalta
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Ultradragon Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2016
Oh man you're here!!?

I'm gonna watch you
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ianvicknair Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
ya im here. Thanks for appreciating my work. Could i ask of you to like my facebook page www.facebook.com/ianvicknair/ and to share it with your friends and family. Im really working hard to get my page viewed more.
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Ultradragon Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2016
It's already liked! and shared but no one interested except me T_T
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ianvicknair Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
get them interested!!! do you know any bands or musicians personally?
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assumzaek Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for checking my work out! Cheers! :)
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