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Our slab on the block this week is a photographer, an illustrator, a music maker, and a designer. Twin Cities meet Ethan Wiese, a design intern at the MacPhail Center for Music in their marketing division and a prospective graduate of The Art Institutes International Minnesota with a Bachelors Degree in Graphic Design. When we asked Ethan what drew him to the creative field he told us, "Music has always been my life blood. I remember being about 5 or 6 digging through my parents records and stumbling upon Boston's self titled album. I spent hours day dreaming about living in the city that flew around the galaxy in a guitar shaped spaceship. Then when I hit High School I got into really into heavy music and most of my favorite bands where on either Solid State Records or Facedown Records. So naturally the guys at Invisible Creature (who design for tons of fantastic bands) and David Quiggle (who illustrates for Facedown) became my heroes."
We were drawn to Ethan's work as a result of the extreme variety that was present ranging from photography to branding work to illustrations and more. Although Ethan loves to simply sit down and experiment with creating abstracted images on adobe, he also told us about his long term goals and dreams. Ethan said, "One of my biggest career aspirations is getting a Grammy for album art work. Music is a huge influence on why I decided to get into design in the first place and it would be amazing to combine my two greatest passions. In five years I'd like to be at a record label working as an art director or at a pretty substantial ad agency either as a graphic design burning the midnight oil over photoshop. . .I like to wear many hats, weather its photography, illustration or anything really, I'm leaving all my options open." Very cool.
Check out more of Ethan's work after the jump. Also check out our last two features: Mari Mihai, an interactive designer at the University of Minnesota and Kelsie Klaustermeier, a dual Graphic Design and Advertising major at the University of Minnesota.