The creative team at FreeConference decided to reach out to some of our favorite artists, textile artists, and illustrators, asking them to redesign the FreeConference logo (the Puffin) according to their personal style. I was privileged enough to chat with one of our lovely artists, Alex Nursall.
Before I sat down at my computer to talk to Alex, using FreeConference.com, I did a little research.40 minutes down the Google rabbit hole, I realized we used to work for the same publication at the University of Toronto — their newspaper, the Varsity.
FreeConference has a one-click video conference function, but I also gave Alex the option to call-in using our Toronto dial-in number but secretly hoped she would join our conference as I was looking forward to seeing how Alex would look on our crystal clear video. She often dyes her hair in unique colours and is a complete style maven. I was nervous and excited all at once.
Alex Nursall is known as a writer, illustrator, photographer, and comic, but I wanted to know which of these titles sits first on her business card.
We ended up talking about the power of language, the need for breathing room, and why it doesn’t always pay to take yourself too seriously. Which leads me to introduce this guy.