Self taught, Hillman founded New York based digital design firm hillmancurtis, inc in 1998. After a successful 10 year music career Hillman decided to change course and bought himself an old Mac II
and enrolled on a Photoshop course. Despite not having any formal training in digital graphics he has managed to utilise his artistic eye and formidable work ethic to rise to the top of his chosen field.
Hillmancurtis, inc have grown from designing small flash ads to some of the most trafficked sites on the web. A five man operation, they have garnered a cupboard full of awards for their clever and
innovative design solutions.
Hillman has published several very successful books, his first 'Flash Web Design' has sold over 100,000 copies and been translated into 14 different languages. His second book 'MTIV, Process, Inspiration and Practice for the New Media Designer' demonstrates how to perceive, comprehend and perform to the design maximum. It has become required reading at design schools worldwide. His latest book 'Hillman Curtis on Creating Short Films for the Web' was released in September.
Recent work includes projects for AOL, Yahoo! and AIGA as well as a documentary series on designers and artists and a series of short narrative films. As well as making music videos, he is also producing
online commercial documentaries for Adobe, BMW and others. Hillman will be showing his work and discussing the addition of film and video into his design practice.
Official Website: http://www.dandad.co.uk/buy/presidents-lectures/curtis.html
Added by Andrew Disley on June 4, 2007