Hillmer Illustrator to Compete Live at First Macworld Super Art Fight

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Macworld to Host the First-Ever All Digital Competition; Streams Live this Friday

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To extend his winning streak and prove his championship title isn’t on paper only, Brandon J. Carr, a senior illustrator at Hillmer, an award-winning strategic communications and consulting firm, has traveled to San Francisco to compete in the first-ever digital Super Art Fight. The competition, part of Macworld | iWorld, the world’s largest Apple event, will be streamed from the Macworld Live stage this Friday at 5pm ET, 2pm PST at ustream.tv/macworld.

“Brandon’s creative brilliance continues to wow us and our clients, so it came as no surprise to us that Macworld wanted to see him in action,” said Hillmer founder and CEO Linda Hillmer. “When we heard he was invited to compete live on stage at such a noted event, Hillmer was honored to sponsor his trip to San Francisco. We are a company that treasures its talented team, and want to support each individual’s growth and success.”

Super Art Fight events pair “cutting-edge artists in the art of creative combat” and have been described as “kind of a mix of pro-wrestling and Pictionary.” Artists are given random topics which they must incorporate into their artwork within an allotted amount of time. The competition unfolds before a live audience, and the artist that gets the loudest cheer wins.

“It’s artist versus artist in this battle of virtual brushes, wits, and time,” according to the Macworld Live site. “Come watch as digital painters create 20-minute masterpieces with audience input and rapid-fire challenges; an art tournament like you’ve never seen before!”

For this entirely digital competition, the artists will create their works not on paper but on screens. At Cintiq workstations, the artists will use pen-on-screen technology that closely replicates the experience of working with traditional brushes and markers, but offers all the benefits of a digital workflow.

“Even though the medium is different, what’s needed for success at this digital Super Art Fight actually aligns even more closely to what I do every day: combine technology with creativity,” said Carr. “Even though the audience at Macworld will be much larger than a typical Super Art Fight, it doesn’t intimidate me at all. I am confident that the Cintiq experience I have from Hillmer will make for a very entertaining competition.”

Beyond another Super Art Fight victory, Carr is looking forward to seeing the latest innovations and new products on display at Macworld | iWorld, particularly a pressure-sensitive stylus for iOS devices that could change the game for on-the-go digital illustration.

To read about Carr’s past victories, please visit here and here.

For more about Super Art Fight, please visit http://www.superartfight.com.

Macworld | iWorld, billed as “the ultimate iFanEvent where those who use, create and love Apple products will gather for three days to celebrate the intersection of technology and art,” will be held January 26 - 28, 2012 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. For more information, please visit http://www.macworldiworld.com.

About Hillmer
Hillmer is an award-winning strategic communications and consulting firm that solves problems for the federal government and the companies that serve it. Its communications professionals, program managers and information technology experts work together to deliver highly effective solutions that educate and engage stakeholders to get goals accomplished. Hillmer is a Certified Woman-Owned Small Business. For more information, please visit hillmerinc.com.


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