Can I Be An Artist Here?

A three-part video essay about being an artist working as a graphic designer at a big company. Featuring Ayan Daniels, David Allin Reese, and Jefferson Cheng. Presented at a visual design summit at Google, October 28, 2020.

film still of title Can I Be An Artist Here? in yellow against clouds in sky film still of hand moving a chess piece on the board, subtitles read to maintain the appearances of professionalism as a graphic designer film still of part two title Can I be Ethical Here? in yellow against clouds in sky film still of four people polishing glass each in a different quadrant of the screen, subtitles read the social responsibility of design film still of part three title Can I be an Ethical Artist Here? in yellow against clouds in sky film still of clouds in sky with inset scenes of rock under water and snail on wet sidewalk, subtitles read is that the artist often needs full-time paid work to exist film still of ducks in still lake with section title A Soft Manifesto in large yellow text

See also: A Soft Manifesto on The Creative Independent