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Art & Life with Cameron (Cam) Sherrill

Today we’d like to introduce you to Cameron (Cam) Sherrill.

Cameron, please kick things off for us by telling us about yourself and your journey so far.
I grew up in the Suburbs of Chicago. I have always been a big fan of animation and strategic art. I went to high school at St. Charles East and college at North Central where I study interactive media studies with a track on Graphic design. I have worked as a freelance designer/animator/videographer and marketer for four years working mostly with small business along with this have run a home good and appears shop online. I am currently based in New York working as a Designer and Animator for Esquire along with several side projects such as a cartoon pilot.

Can you give our readers some background on your art?
Much of my art is goofy. I really enjoy creating things that are fun, poppy, and that will make people grin or laugh. I work in primarily digital mediums whether its vector design or animation. Some of my biggest inspiration is from cartoons and animation. I find that animation, whether it be story or motion based, has the ability to create catchy moments. Think of it as a good song or jingle that after hearing it gets stuck on repeat in your head. Visuals have that same ability, especially when animated.

The thing I have always hoped people would take away from what I do is some form of good fuzzy feeling. Just something to make people feel good during the day especially now when we get pumped full of all of the negative things going on.

In your view, what is the biggest issue artists have to deal with?
The constant connection we have with others through social media I think is both a godsend and the biggest challenge. On one hand, it allows the artist the share their work in a viral manner, which is more or less every artist’s goal. But on the flip side, there’s a lot of keyboard critics. Due to the overexposure of art to not just artists, many people have decided their reputable experts on the source. I think this causes confidence to be a huge battle with artists. Some of the best artists I’ve ever met don’t share any of their work for this exact reason.

What’s the best way for someone to check out your work and provide support?
Camsherirll.com and Camsherrill.threadless.com are my portfolio and shop, there’s a lot of new things coming very very soon that I am extremely excited about so follow me on Instagram @cameronasherrill (I know for an artist it’s a pretty uncreative name). Also, follow the Esquire snap story if you want to see my day job work!

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Image Credit:
Cameron Sherrill (Photography Gretchen Braulick)

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