Jose Artemio o mas kilala bilang Jortz ng kanyang mga kaibigan, isa sa mga inahangaan pagdating sa mahusay na paggawa sa vector illustration.
Paano ko nga ba nakilala si Jose Artemio o mas kilala bilang Jortz at bakit siya ang napili ko ifeature sa Youturn sa buwan ng Marso?
Kailan lang kami nagkakilala ng personal ni Jortz pero kahit paano ay nakapag-usap na kami via online, masasabi kong malaman an utak niya dahil kita naman siguro sa kanyang mga credential at talaga naman napahanga niya ako sa kanyang mga likhang vector, oo inaamin ko di ako kasing husay niya sa paggawa pero isa din sa mga pangarap ko ang makagawa ng ganung klaseng tirada. Kaya naman di ako nagdalawang isip pa na ifeature siya sa youturn malay natin mas dumami ang kliyente niya at mayroon mainspire sa kanyang mga gawa (you knowns di ba?), kaya anu pa ang hinihintay natin tara simulan na natin kilalanin si Jose Artemio Dimaculangan aka Jortz Dimaculangan.
Location: Las Pinas City
Grade School:Gandhi Memorial International School
High School: Elizabeth Seton School
College:Multimedia Arts (De La Salle College of Saint Benilde)
Genre of graphic illustration:
Tell us something about yourself:
I like working in teams ( a team player). not much of a leader but supports the leader instead. I can get along with others easily as long as they are not rude.
I have not tried eating buko pie (seriously). i like to skate/longboard when im free or bored.
Current state of mind:
the possibilites of my talents as to where will i put them use to
When did you get your start in the industry?:
i got my start in the industry in 2011 in New York, i worked part time for the Philippine Consulate Center in New York as a web designer (vectoring logo) and a video editor (instructional video)
after that, I began working another part time job in the Special Edition Press as a Multimedia Artist (Video editor and graphics).
Did you go to school to study this genre?
Yes i did study in De LaSalle College of Saint Benilde for Multimedia Arts. Then, I took up certificate courses in New York in School of Visual and Arts for Intermediate Graphics Design and Typography.
How did you discover your passion for art?
I discovered my passion for art when I was in grade 2 when i drew numerous spiderman artworks from different spiderman cards. ever since then, my passion for art grew in me.
How do you define graphic design?
graphic design to me is an artistic form of communication which delivers messages to viewers by means of art.
How did you find your style? Has it changed since you started?
I found my style for vectors when I was in college and from there I tried mixing different elements (such animal-human hybrid art) up to now i still enjoy doing this style.
What was you ever first illustration of? do you still have it, if not where is it?
my first illustration was of a monkey illustration but in a form of a little boy. the piece is with one of my closest friends.
Where do you get your ideas/inspiration from?
i get my ideas from everywhere honestly from books to television but i get my inspiration from some people that are dear to me and someone very dear to me. (if you know what i mean)
How did illustration/graphic design change your life?
illustration or graphic design changed my life in means of gaining new knowledge for art. from pencil and paper, i learned art in technology such as digital arts.
Here the some sample graphic design of Jose Artemio "Jortz" Dimaculangan
What are the pros and cons of being a graphic illustrator?
the pros of being a graphic illustrator is that you can be up to date with current events by means of observing everywhere to get ideas. the never ending ideas always flow through us artists.
the cons of being a graphic illustrator is that some artists may have an idea but have a hard time executing them.
If you weren't a graphic artist/illustrator or a multimedia artist, what would you want to be? Why?
I would want to be like Banksy not because of his love for graffiti but for his love of delivering messages to the world.
What legacy will you leave?How do you see yourself 20 or 30 yrs from now?
the legacy that i would leave would be the one who has love for arts and monkeys. i see myself in 20-30 years as a graphic artist in a production house.
Your #1 art tip or words of wisdom?
never stop looking for ideas. they will eventually end up in your head.
Any final message? Its your time to shine..
Don't quit! Just do it!
Thanks Jortz for this awesome and quick interview!!