Bryant Nichols

BRYANT-NICHOLS

UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI DESIGN, ARCHITECTURE, ART AND PLANNING (DAAP)

Bryant Nichols is a multidisciplinary designer with a focus on 2D and 3D animation. He is passionate, self-disciplined, and is always looking for ways to push his work to the next level. Over the past few years, Bryant has worked with companies like Shutterstock and Movable Ink and renowned design agencies such as J. Walter Thompson and Punchcut. More recently, he has embarked on an indefinite daily project to create a piece of work from start to finish everyday with Cinema 4D (currently at over 400 consecutive day!). Bryant is happiest when absorbed in his work and considers creating priority number one. His goal is to make an impact in the realm of motion design through his love of world building and storytelling. Come January, he will be taking his next big step as a motion design intern for The Mill.

WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE NOW?
Born in Daegu, South Korea. Currently living in Cincinnati.

LEFTY OR RIGHTY?
Right

MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?
Night Owl

FICTIONAL OR HISTORICAL CHARACTER YOU’VE ALWAYS IDENTIFIED WITH?
Garfield

ARE YOU MUSICAL AND/OR DO YOU PLAY AN INSTRUMENT?
Yes, I play bass.

FAVORITE CHILDHOOD TV SHOW?
Zoboomafoo

LAST BOOK YOU READ?
The War of Art by Steven Pressfield

ANY PETS?
No

WHAT LANGUAGES ARE YOU FLUENT IN?
English

FAVORITE MOVIE?
Shaun of the Dead

FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
James Jean

FAVORITE CHARITY?
Goodbooks

FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY?
Video games

LAST COMPLIMENT YOU GOT?
Being nominated for this!

DO YOU COLLECT ANYTHING?
No

COLOR USED MOST OFTEN IN YOUR DESIGN?
Black

TYPEFACE USED MOST OFTEN?
Nik Thoenen’s Regular

GREATEST STRENGTH/WEAKNESS AS A DESIGNER?
Strength is ability to delve deep into the subject matter and break it down to its most resonate elements. Weaknewss is hyper-criticality of others work, which can be off-putting.

IF YOU WERE NOT A DESIGNER, WHAT WOULD YOU BE?
Probably dead

A MANTRA OR SAYING YOU LIVE BY?
“You always have time for the most important thing.”‑ Pressfield

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