The Creative Unconscious: What's your name, and professional title? Where are you currently employed?
Kevin Frank: Kevin Frank, Graphic Designer, Conan on TBS
TCU: What hobbies do you have outside of your professional field that keep you inspired and motivated to generate personal work? How do they inspire you?
KF: I like to go to art museums and exhibitions whenever possible. This is a great way to stay in touch with past and current art. I also enjoy looking through art books of all kinds, whether focusing on one particular artist or technique.
TCU: Do you have a hard time balancing being a creative professional and generating personal work that you're proud of?
KF: Not really. I find that the two help to inform the other. For example, drawing freehand helps me with dexterity when I'm using a tablet in my professional work. Or, color correcting in photoshop helps me make better color decisions when mixing colors on a palette.
TCU: What time of day do you feel the most creative? What about the most productive?
KF: Generally, I feel more productive during the day and more creative at night. I try to make that work for me as I might come up with ideas in the evening when I'm less stressed and then implement those ideas during my production time the following day.
TCU: What are your creative goals for the future?
KF: To make the best work that I am capable of making.
TCU: Are you working on any personal projects right now? If so, can you share a little bit about your inspiration and your creative process?
KF: I am currently working on a series of paintings of porcelain figurines. From a painter's point of view, the figurines possess similar qualities to actual human figures. I am primarily concerned with the effects of various lighting conditions on them which I find helps drive the emotional impact of the finished painting.
TCU: What scares you?
KF: Donald Trump's hair.
TCU: What does success mean to you?
KF: Making work that I truly feel says something back to me-that I feel is honest. If I can achieve that, I'm pretty sure other people will find the work says something to them as well.
You can see more of Kevin's incredible work at www.kevinfrankpaintings.com.