Artist-Designers Janet Creekmore and Ben Neal focus on branding for retail, restaurant, and mixed-used lifestyle centers via creative studio Eye Candy, but their passion can be summed up thusly: they design for place. We talk about their mobile gallery project POPPED ART, the benefits of being nosy, and how they bring high art into the design process.
We also discuss:
-How they initially partnered up and joined forces
-Becoming part of a community by activating underutilized spaces
-What they’ve learned working with People’s Liberty
-Why art and artists are crucial to economic development
-Tips for combining art and design
-The beauty of whiteboards and kanban, a visual process-management system