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SYMF creative is the work and studio of Sean David Williams, a multidisciplinary creative based out of Seattle, Washington. He currently works at Fantagraphics Books.
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Visual Storytelling by Sean David Williams

Graphic Design intrigued me because of an interest in the practical application of aesthetic sensibilities. This interest was expanded upon when I realized graphic design can be an advocate for social and environmental change as shown by design leaders such as Milton Glaser, Ken Garland, and Tibor Kalman. Other artists such as Charley Harper, Willi Kunz, Karel Martens, and Bruno Munari drew me in aesthetically.

Throughout my life I have had an affinity for storytelling—whether in the form of panels in a graphic novel or creation stories from indigenous traditions. This made me realize everything has a story, and that everyone has a story to tell. By recounting and developing these stories for the world to see you can expose a beauty never seen or heard before. It is my goal to weave complex stories with words and images to see what can new possiblities can be created.

Skills

Illustration

Production

Graphic Design

Publication Design

Web Design


Education

Western Washington University
Bellingham, Washington
BFA in Graphic Design (2016)

Studio Arts Center International
Florence, Italy
Minor in Fine Arts (2014)


Experience

Jeopardy Magazine, Literary/Arts Publication
Bellingham, Washington
Design / Production / Layout

Summer interhsip at Ten Gun Creative
Edmonds, Washington
Design / Print / Illustration


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Reading

Graphic Design
Milton Glazer
Design as Art
Bruno Munari
Wrap Magazine
Best in illustration, design and creative culture.
Jurriaan Schrofer (1926-90)
Schrofer's experimental use of typography and lettorforms with an excerpts of his fiercely idealistic approach to design.
McSweeney's Quarterly Concern, No. 13
An Assorted Sampler of North American Comic Drawings, Strips, and Illustrated Stories.
Behind the Zines
Zines and their role as a catalyst in the evolution of media and graphic design today.
Typography: Formation and Transformation
Willi Kunz

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Creative Friends!

Sean Dwyer
Composer and musician
Sam Bulkley
Electrical Engineer and Coding Wizard
Max Singler
Visual Artist
Chris Walsh
Visual Artist
Design BFA Class
12 Badass Designers

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