Aaron Covrett is an American multidisciplinary artist focused on Graphic Design and Motion Graphics.
(All artists have to answer the same 10 questions.)
1. First and Last Name
2. Where are you from? And where are you currently living?
I’m originally from Michigan, but I’ve just moved out to New York after graduating school.
3. What’s your main influences?
Film, @Archillect, and my curated social feeds to name a few, but when I really need motivation I get out for walks around Brooklyn.
4. How was your path until this moment? How did you start?
Like many, I’ve always had that creative “itch”. In high school it was fine art; attending weekly figure drawing sessions and developing a strong foundation with paper and pen. College introduced me to Graphic Design and Digital Media. Four internships and a switched major later, I had a hand in everything from publication and package design to interactive and advertising.
I had a hand in everything from publication and package design to interactive and advertising.
In the summer of 2016, I landed a Motion Design internship at Stinkdigital (now Stink Studios), in Brooklyn, New York. For an entire Lacroix-fueled summer, I worked with an incredibly talented team on a collaborative project between Google and the National Parks Service: The Hidden Worlds of the National Parks. Serving as an interactive documentary, the site allows users to experience five of the nation’s most-beautiful parks.
It was an incredible experience; leading up to a full-time gig after school, and the drunken story of my 21st birthday receiving honorable mention in an LA Awwwards speech.
5. Where do you see yourself next?
Part of what makes this fun is not knowing the answer! Week to week, project to project, I enjoy the spontaneity. That said, I’m always trying to push myself with personal stuff, and lately, that’s taken a turn towards VFX and Houdini simulations.
Week to week, project to project, I enjoy the spontaneity.
6. Knowing what you know now, what would be your advice for people in the same area?
Know when to step away! As creators, we are perfectionists. A project’s only finished when it’s due, and even then it can be difficult to detox. Because our work is an extension of ourselves, that relationship can be intimidating. But knowing when to step away shows confidence and maturity. Learn what you can and move on, and never be afraid to try something new.
7. Is there something you are terrible at :)?
Following my own advice! And finding that healthy work/life balance.
8. Tell us 3 things you like
- Madcap Coffee
- Mechanical Keyboards (a new hobby!)
- Knowing that “Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo” is a grammatically correct sentence in American English. Look it up!!!
9. And 3 things you don’t
- Poor texting etiquette
- The “Render Wars”
- My student debt
10. Last question, what are you listening at the moment (band, specific music or album)
Lately I’ve been on an Ethio-Jazz kick! (Mulatu Astatke, to be specific).
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