Craig Winslow is the type of dude you want to grab a beer with. He’s always experimenting with home brewing, and you’d also never run out of fascinating things to talk about. After working on an industrial design team as a 3D designer, Craig decided to take on the world of freelance. Today, he works with a diverse set of mediums including interactive installation art, 3D visualization, traditional screen-printing and graphic/motion design.
“The common thread woven through it all is a simple, clean aesthetic and focus on the unseen details,” he explains. “Most of my work blends our physical & digital worlds, whether it's projection mapping to augment a display, or a screen print series of pixels made with completely analog methods. I'm also always inspired to explore new interactive and immersive technology.”
The Burlington-based designer doesn’t smoke because he’s seen firsthand the consequences it has. “I've had family members pass away from smoking-related illness, which is perhaps the most obvious motivator for me not to smoke: you live longer, healthier,” he admits. “But the biggest reason for me is it’s expensive. For the cost of 4 packs of cigarettes, I could brew 5 gallons of beer to share with friends.”
Craig digs the way Commune spreads its message because there’s thought put into what is most likely to create positive change. “I love how Commune is less about shoving facts down your throat, and more about engaging local creatives to share their talent and story and showing that smoking isn't the driving force behind it,” he explains. “If you yell, most people aren't going to respond positively to it. There's more creative, elegant ways to change societal behavior for the better and let people come to their own conclusions. It's more potent and contagious, too.”
We’re grateful for Craig because he has designed some amazing posters for Commune events, but also because he inspires us to be awesome everyday and never stop the learning process. You can drool over Craig’s latest design work and craft concoctions over on his website.