Impeccably stylish man of intrigue, Arthur Skripnik, aka Bauer is breaking down doors in the logo game – coming up from roots in all sorts of design!
When visiting Arthur’s Instagram, his high visual standards become apparent very quickly. His taste suggests a classy, retro fashion house look. Now having chosen to switch from living in Ukraine to Bali…
you can see how lifestyle and art go hand in hand for Bauer!
And how can art imitate life if one is not living it up?
Talking with Bauer you can tell that while he’s successfully developed a client base for his no-nonsense style, he comes from a purely artistic heart.
We found his mind draws inspiration from the blandest home items, to the smallest corner of a photo.
Arthur’s involved himself in a little bit of everything, from graphic design, to interior design, to personal projects.
He even created his own stunning alphabet!
Many of his icons are available on Arthur’s NewGlue store.
Teaming up with Bauer has added fashionably minimalist designs to NewGlue’s extensive logo database.
Learn more about how he thinks and his professional design process in this exclusive interview we were blessed with!
Name: Arthur Skripnik
Specialty: Logo & Graphic Design
NewGlue Store: Arthur Bauer
Tell us about yourself
My name is Arthur Skripnik. I am a freelance designer of brand and identity, and my nickname is Bauer. I use it in social networks where I post my creative work ( design, photo, video). I was born in Ukraine but recently moved, so now I live on the island of Bali, Indonesia. I like to combine my job with traveling.
Why did you want to become a designer?
From a young age, I was a creative person. It was expressed in everything I did. In my school years, I used to draw a lot, and I loved exploring different graphics software. I guess it was the first step to my graphic design passion. As a student, I worked with CAD software, and it surely has left a print on my present work’s style.
If you didn’t become a designer, what profession would you have chosen?
Once I was invited to the interior design studio Nottdesign to take part in an interesting challenge. Every week from different material leftovers they made table lamps. This time it was a piece of marble slab, tin rods, broken lamps, and smart glass. You can see what we got out of it. Working with natural materials inspires me ( wood, metal, stone…). I’d probably make interior design items.
How have you grown as a designer over the years?
I feel like I developed when I look back at my previous work, but there is a constant feeling and drive that I am capable of doing better.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Making longtime plans is a very good practice. It creates a reference point and understanding of which direction you are moving forward.
I don’t like to plan :-)
What is your creative process when making a logo?
Concerning my creative process everything comes to two points:
1. Work with quick sketches on paper
2. Render for the chosen one
Here’s my whole workflow for the logo creations I offer to clients:
- Down payment
- Research & discovery
- Concept directions
- Concept presentation
- Concept revisions
- Logo approval
- Logo delivery
Has your process changed over time?
Yes, there are definitely some changes. I always improve my work process to become more structured.
Who are your biggest creative inspirations?
Everything that surrounds me.
Working on the shape of the letter “C” for my alphabet project, I was laying in the tub trying to spy with my little eye something interesting. Ventilation, towel dryer, water pressure tap, etc. I started to project these things on the letter “C”. About the letter “D”, it was a week-long trip to the seaside city of Odessa.
What should clients think of before buying a ready-made logo?
Sometimes, when your budget is tight, it’s a justifiable purchase, but it doesn’t compare to the results when a design is personalized for the client.
Why did you choose to work with NewGlue compared to other design platforms?
I received an email from NewGlue with a proposal to sell my works, I thought it was a good idea.
It’s great if a mark developed by me finds a place in branding.
Would you recommend NewGlue to other designers? If so, why?
Yes, it’s a great way to have passive income for your creativity.
Is there anything else you want to share with our readers?
Links for my social networks and design: