nunodigital was started in 2005 by yours truly, Nuno Silva, who at the time was fresh out of college. My education came earlier in life when I worked at a family owned print shop in Newark, NJ as a graphic designer and delivery driver. During my time there, I learned the entire process of print design and what it entailed starting with the actual design itself. Along with the artwork, the layout was very important in order to achieve the final product. Once I finished college, I moved on to bigger things as every shiny new graduate wants to do, especially when you’ve studied in NYC, and hit the big apple in search of new opportunities.
While I attended the School of Visual Arts (SVA), I majored in Computer Art which focused on 3D modeling animation but also included graphic design courses. I was still working at the print shop while in college, so I would use my new found knowledge at work. This lead to some great design work and prints during my time there. After college, I also took some more 3D courses and further expanded my knowledge. I focused mostly on modeling, specifically architectural, which I embraced fully and eventually shared my knowledge with others by hosting some online courses at the same school where I was taught.
The student became the teacher.
This eventually led to a job at an engineering firm where I was creating 3d models and rendering them for presentations. There was some graphic design work involved as well, but not much. During this time, I was also doing freelance work for various clients in New Jersey. Projects ranged from business cards, flyers, banners, and other promotional products. As time went by, I broadened my skill set to logo and web design using my own site as the guinea pig. I’m my own worst critic, so if I didn’t like it, I was certain no one else would.
I like to think that I’ve come a long way over the years and really enjoy what I do. I take every job seriously and work on it as if I was doing it for myself. Why would anyone want to do something they didn’t like to do if given the opportunity to do something they may actually enjoy?
When you do what you love, it’s no longer a job.
I’m sure everyone has heard this statement or something like it one time or another and whereas it isn’t exactly a motto to live by realistically, it can be food for thought…