Nick Taylor is Creative Developer and Houdini artist from UK with a background in Physics.
(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 grew up in Norfolk, UK & Abu Dhabi, UAE. Now living in London
3. What’s your main influences?
Creative coders, Interactive & media art, visual effects, architecture, algorithms, geometry, and physics
4. How was your path until this moment? How did you start?
Digital art was a hobby I picked up as a teenager but I studied Physics at University. Shortly after graduating I discovered creative coding and fell in love immediately as it allowed me to learn programming while satisfying my creative side. I worked in software QA for a year while building a small portfolio and was lucky enough to land a job at Future Deluxe as a Junior Creative Developer. After a year working alongside some very talented CG artists, I was keen to explore 3D/motion graphics and began a gradual switch to Houdini. These days I spend most of my time as Houdini artist but as the studio is small I’m able to explore other areas and like to think of myself as a technical generalist.
(…) creative coding (…) allowed me to learn programming while satisfying my creative side.
5. Where do you see yourself next?
Continuing to improve as a technical artist and learning more about Houdini & VFX. I’d also like to dip into realtime graphics again with Unity or Unreal Engine.
6. Knowing what you know now, what would be your advice for people in the same area?
Learn things which motivate you the strongest, even if they don’t appear have short term benefits or an obvious end goal.
Learn things which motivate you the strongest
7. Is there something you are terrible at :)?
8. Tell us 3 things you like
- Open-sourcing Houdini tools and scripts
- Rick & Morty
- Good cider
9. And 3 things you don’t
- Render times above 30 seconds
- London house prices
10. Last question, what are you listening at the moment (band, specific music or album)
Lorn – Anvil, Deadmau5 – Polaris
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