Designer, illustrator and screen printer, Aaron Scamihorn speaks about keeping your creative mind in shape through contrasting disciplines.
Aaron shares several of his creative mantras: Do what you love. Fake it. Make shit up. Repeat. Sleep when you’re dead.
About the speaker
Aaron Scamihorn is a designer, illustrator and screen printer from Indianapolis, focused on bringing solid aesthetics to brands and bands. Growing up in a home with ceramic artists for parents, creation was a constant theme in daily life. The desire to create physical art was not lost when he chose to enter into a career of design and illustration. After a few years of working only in the digital realm, he taught himself to screen print in effort to fulfill this need to create with his hands.
What started as a few small show fliers for local acts has grown into limited edition gig posters and merchandise for world tours and major labels. Just a few miles away from downtown Indy, operating under the business name Ronlewhorn Industries, Aaron designs and hand screen prints artwork for clients such as Queens of the Stone Age, Cake, Arctic Monkeys, Bayside, Taking Back Sunday and Dropkick Murphys.
In addition to music and entertainment, Ronlewhorn Industries specializes in illustration and branding work. Some of the highlights of that work can be found in the 2014 Communication Arts Illustration annual, the November 2014 cover of Time Out New York, ESPN Magazine’s 2014 College Poll issue, Dollar Shave Club’s 2012 Presidential Campaign and all the branding and design for Indiana City Brewing.
Aaron recently completed illustrating and designing a book called “Extraordinary People,” published by Chronicle Books, in which he illustrated over 60 of history’s most compelling characters, ranging from Julia Child to Evil Knievel, and Bruce Lee to Harry Houdini. It will be on shelves in May 2015.
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Fake it. Make Shit Up. Repeat. ... You do that enough and someone is going to pay you to do it. — Aaron Scamihorn
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Hosted by Indianapolis Museum of Art
Date March 27, 2015
Videographer Ben Poenisch
Photographer Anna Zimmerman