Each month, we highlight one of our dedicated TJM employees. This month, meet graphic artist Brendon Wade!
What do you do at TJM and how long have you worked here?
I am an artist for the Art Department. I have been with TJM since July 2019.
What’s your favorite aspect of your job?
I enjoy working with my coworkers in the art department and creating new and interesting art that I can be proud of.
What are your hobbies/interests outside of work?
I am a painter who specializes in a form of art that I have coined “Anaglyphic Stereoscopic Animation.” It is basically red/blue paintings seen through a viewfinder similar to classic 3D glasses. [Editor’s Note: Brendon further explained that the red and blue of the two paintings combine through the viewfinder to create a 3D image. The animation shows motion from one image to the next.]
And I am currently a resident painter at the Magnolia Art Xchange.
Tell us a little about your family.
My parents are originally from Illinois, but raised me in Florida my entire life. I have recently moved out of their house and now am living on my own with my girlfriend.
What do you like most about living in central Florida?
Sadly, I do not enjoy living in central Florida, and look forward to living in a state that experiences more variety in their seasons.
What do you like best about working for TJM?
I enjoy that there is hardly any repetition between jobs, I like seeing the things I create and learning the process that they have been created by.
Any exciting things planned in the future?
I keep telling Leonard [Tierra] that I would like his job [Art Director] in every evaluation that I have, so fingers crossed. But my immediate future plans are to market my own art and hopefully become self-sustaining through my art.
Anything else you’d like to tell the world about?
I guess I could use this moment to shill my art. I enjoy talking about the techniques and processes that go into creation. If you’d like to see what I work on or want to talk about the processes that go into it, feel free to ask me or follow me on Instagram @brendonwade. Or check out my website at www.brendonwadeart.com.