Posted by: broshe on Jul 12, 2012
One year later, I finished my schooling and moved to Berlin, which was a big transition. I was accepted into one of the best art universities in Germany—a great privilege because at the time they only allowed about 30 people into their annual program out of more than one thousand applicants. I studied feverishly and soaked up everything—painting, sketching, black and white photography, all the classic arts—you name it, I did it! Ultimately, I graduated summa cum laude in both my master’s and bachelor’s degree in Visual Communication.
My education encompassed everything from traditional art, such as portraits, nude chalk sketches, abstract painting, mixed media, comic illustration, silkscreen printing, etching, welding, and all the way through computer animation and graphics. In 1993, I created a virtual Internet art installation called “Fishing for the Heavenly Body” for my master’s work. The piece was way ahead of its time and anticipated the collective, collaborative, human interaction of the World Wide Web. It was through this innovative and visionary art installation that I was able to land a dream job at Wired magazine a year later and become one of the first web designers in the world.
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