Jack Preston is the art director and co-host of Digital Good Times, an online radio and media platform. Marrying his full time work and his passion side projects, Jack aims to combine the worlds of technology and art. He has produced some beautiful art for Hypepotamus (image above) and we’re lucky to have him in our, and all of Atlanta’s corner. Check out his profile below to learn more about him.
What’s your current role?
I am the Art Director and Co-Host for Digital Good Times, an Internet Show and Podcast that covers Tech Culture x Arts Culture x Pop Culture.
For my 9to5, I work for a company that manufactures software/hardware. I help align companies with technology solutions such as mobile device management, point of sales systems and customer relationship management.
What startup/tech projects have you worked on?
I’m also an Art Director for an Atlanta based creative team called The Dojo Collective. I’m currently working on Digital Good Times in collaboration with Art Beats and Lyrics Radio.
What tech/tools are essential to you?
MacBook Pro, iPhone, and Adobe Creative Suite.
How do you find time and energy to peruse both your tech and artistic passions?
Design has been the perfect intersection point between the worlds of technology and art. Design often gives me a good reason to draw by hand and use traditional tools. If I ever need to unplug, I know how to get back to the core principles of creating. Design is typically at the forefront of what’s happening in technology as well. One can not establish new tools and ideas without some level of design.
Are you interested in startups?
I am interested in startups. Startups have the potential to be world changing in more ways that one. I’m sure it’s fun to make a lot of money on an idea that you were able to bring into reality through hard work. But doesn’t it seem even more awesome to not only make a lot of money, but also evoke change? I’m interested in the potential of startups to change the culture of business and aid in solving some of the world’s top problems.
[Art Credit: Jack Preston]