Hillmer Senior Illustrator Brandon J. Carr Wins Super Art Fight 12 Title Bout

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Random topics, limited time, crowd-pleasing creativity on-demand: this art competition is a lot more like the federal government contracting industry than people might imagine.

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We know that creativity is the key to helping our clients find and implement solutions that work.

Continuing his undefeated run at Super Art Fight matches, Brandon J. Carr, a senior illustrator at Hillmer, an award-winning strategic communications and consulting firm, won the title bout at Super Art Fight 12 recently, making him the new Super Art Fight Champion.

Super Art Fight events, according to the organizer’s website, pair “cutting-edge artists in the art of creative combat before a blank wall of canvas.” Artists are given random—and often bizarre—topics which they must incorporate onto a large canvas within an allotted amount of time. The competition unfolds as spectators watch, and the artist that garners the loudest cheer wins.

“When people think of the federal government, the military and the contracting industry, rarely is ‘creative’ the first word that comes to mind. But at Hillmer, we know that creativity—whether it’s in images and text or process and infrastructure—is the key to helping our clients find and implement solutions that work,” said Hillmer founder and CEO Linda Hillmer.

“So while everyone at Hillmer is very proud of Brandon, we were not at all surprised by his victory. We, and more importantly, our clients see everyday how Brandon wields his immense talent to create art that’s impactful, meaningful, and conveys the right message,” Hillmer added.

“Super Art Fight competitions are not as far removed from the workplace as one might think,” said Carr. “We are assigned a random topic, given a timeframe, and must instantly summon inspiration to create art that’s compelling and something with which the audience can connect. It’s a challenge I get to meet every day for clients, and it’s very satisfying.”

For example, Carr led the effort in creating an innovative training tool for a military client that needed to educate medical personnel about a new technology they would be using. Carr created an illustrated medical training magazine that uses comic book-style graphics, complete with its own cast of characters immersed in various scenarios and storylines, to deliver complex technical information in an engaging format. Today, multiple issues of the 40-page, full-color publication have been published, each to positive reviews for both aesthetics and effectiveness.

According to the organizer’s website, Carr’s victory is a particularly impressive accomplishment as it’s only been about a year since his first competition. “What an amazing difference a year makes... At the end of SAF 12, one thing was clear – the new generation was here, and they are here to stay.”

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


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