We have had the opportunity to work with such talented designers throughout the course of our careers. There are so many designers we’ve worked with in the past that continue to push the envelope with their innovation and design expertise.
In the last twenty five years alone, design has gone from pencil and paper to a totally digital world.
So when we see work that brings design back to the basics,we tip our hats and have the utmost appreciation for it.
Recently, we got a taste of a former colleague, Guy Cassaday’s design work that does just that—brings design back to the basics. Guy is an incredible talent, whose had an extensive and diverse career in product design and illustration. After receiving his degree from the Art Center of Design, graduating with a B.S. in Transportation Design,Guy took his talents to the corporate toy industry. Working for some big names, Cassaday has contributed to some of our generation’s most memorable automotive toy products. Tonka Mighty Dump Truck sound familiar? Ya, that was Guy. Besides having the job of every young boy’s dreams–designing monster trucks and GI Joe vehicles, Guy decided to turn in his corporate keys and began working as a freelance designer. His freelance career was what inspired him to go back to the basics with his automotive art.
Guy decided to take his method of design it back to “the drawing board.”—markers and chalk. His old school renderings of iconic automobiles is among our favorite pieces of his work. No technology buffer, just pure talent.
Guy was recently acknowledged by the director of the 2013 Rhode Island’s Home Show Convention, and asked to exhibit his automotive illustrations at the upcoming show. Here’s a sample of some of Guy’s artwork that are expected to be on display for the April 4-7th RI Home Show. If you’re in the area, make sure you stop by and check out the rest of Guy’s art work. Don’t forget Father’s Day is right around the corner, and what dad wouldn’t love a customized rendering of their most prized possession? Contact Guy Cassaday