Today we’d like to introduce you to Mack Hall.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Mack. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
Art is in my DNA, artists are everywhere on my dad’s side of my family. My dad was primarily a sketch artist and that’s what I was drawn to (pun intended). I will admit that even though, I had been sketching most of my life, I didn’t get good until 12th grade when my art teacher expanded my horizons and encouraged me to avoid anything that was “trite”. I use that word today to propel me forward in the work that I do. After I graduated high school, I wanted to go to college for Graphic Design & Web Design. After finding out how much The Dallas Art Institute costs… I chose Eastfield. While attending Eastfield and taking classes that had nothing to do with Graphic Design, I decided to teach myself. I started with Macromedia Fireworks. I was late to the graphic design thing, I was the last person I knew to even get a computer but when I discovered the possibilities, I dedicated so much time to it that I barely slept. After I felt I did everything that I could do with Fireworks, I looked for software that was more powerful and had more features… that led me to Photoshop. Honestly, it all goes back to my dad, growing up I saw chalk, protractors, rulers, paint brushes and even fabric and sewing machines. I made my own teddy bear when I was in kindergarten because my dad wanted me to know how to sew. Today, I’m still learning the ins and outs of Photoshop. I’m also teaching myself photography, just to add a new aspect to my arsenal. cont.