Shop – Artist, Creative Director, Graphic Designer Helen Una George
Helen Una George is an Artist and Creative Director, specializing in brand and business development. Helen holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture and Diploma in Advanced Graphic Design and spent most of her design career focused on corporate branding and marketing, and working on business development projects with high profile companies and individuals. As a freelancer, her design projects range from logo creation to directing full brand ideation and execution with a specialty in working with start-ups and small businesses. As a painter, she experiments with organic forms along with geometric shapes and works primarily in acrylic. Helen’s overall style is known to be minimal, linear and monochromatic, and carries this style throughout her paintings as well as her designs.
What do you do?
I am an Artist, Creative Director and Graphic Designer
Why did you get started?
Art has always been my passion, since I was a child. My mother was also an artist and graphic designer. Much of my education is centered around design, and after working in the corporate world for much of my career, I quit and am now pursuing art and design full time.
What are you working on right now?
I am working on a painting as part of my 'Cube' series, as well as several client gigs.
Describe your creative process?
I have 3 Phases, and these phases are carried through each and every project I take on. Phase I: Conceptualize Phase II: Develop Phase II: Execute
Who is your art for? Why is it important?
Very cliche; however I absolutely love making the world prettier. My art is for that, and for myself.
If you could tell your younger self anything what would it be and why? *
Go with your gut!
What are your views on homelessness, mental health in the arts community?
Homelessness: A very important issue in my books. For Christmas, we gathered three families and drop off care packages to the homeless downtown. The packages were snacks, Tim Horton's cards, sock, winter gear and a towel, assembled in backpacks. We skipped gift-giving to fund this initiative. Mental Health: Another important issues. I suffer from a mental disorder and my art is my therapy (supplementing my REAL therapy). In light of CAMH's current campaign, I started a virtual online auction called Our One Brave Night (www.ouronebravenight.com). Arts Community: I am mind-blown by the support between artists, creatives, and clients in the arts community. It is awesome to come across platforms such as this!
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