The Origin Story of Artfixed

In the Spring of 2014 a boy met a girl. He nicknamed her “Nightingale” for she was up when everyone else was down and down when everyone else was up. Nightingale was an artist and clearly talented in her craft. Unlike the girl, although he loved the craft, he had never taken it further from graphite sketches or hyper-realistic digital landscapes. The boy and the girl discussed many things but in particular the hardships of a working artist. It seemed that talent wasn't enough. Artists need more than hard work. Luckily the boy was a computer science student and although he loved art, he loved facts and numbers more. So he decided to create a website where art, business and the creative process was quantifiable and the life of a working artist made much more managable.

Artfixed is about bringing a useful new perspective to the visual arts world through sciencecase studies and hard data. So creative crafts-people can make informed decisions about their careers.

People of Artfixed

Johnathan "Thatch" Thatcher

A Jack of All Trades, having studied everything from chemistry to computer science, from web development to drawing. He's not a stranger to working with his hands. He has built laboratories for universities, trade schools and rare metal factories. As a teen, he had a brief stint as a mobile human advertisement for a store so he could buy himself school supplies.  Has a certain love for graphite and the fundamentals of drawing which he practices almost every week. Now he's a full time marketing expert focusing mostly on digital sales but regards himself as primarily an insatiable autodidact. Did you know there are indicator species that show how fertile dirt is or how clean fresh water sources are?

Gabrielle "Gabby" Germano

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A talented artist from Portugal or should I say the UK? She moves around. Graciously allowed me to use her artwork and is always available for me when I have questions. You should check her out!

Tony Clavelli

Tony Clavelli is a writer and stopmotion animator. Some of his fiction can be found in the writing section of this blog. He graduated from the West Virginina University MFA program in fiction. He likes comic books, hand-claps in music, the Chicago Cubs, and most surprises. His animated for ChungAng animation in the Korean animated children's series The Galaxy Kids. You can watch the reel on the animation page with the password: TonyC

You can contact him by pasting tony.clavelli@gmail.com into the "to" address in your e-mail and then typing whatever you like. Or use Twitter or yell really loud. (Please do not attempt telepathy. The inbox filled up and this writer doesn't know how to clear it.)