The Art of the Personal Project is a crucial element to let potential buyers see how you think creatively on your own.  I am drawn to personal projects that have an interesting vision or that show something I have never seen before.  In this thread, I’ll include a link to each personal project with the artist statement so you can see more of the project. Please note: This thread is not affiliated with any company; I’m just featuring projects that I find.  Please DO NOT send me your work.  I do not take submissions.


Today’s featured artist:  Art Streiber


Late at night, if you look at the houses, streetlights and silhouetted palm trees on our block in Los Angeles, you could get the impression that it’s 1947 – that our street is a film noir landscape.

The houses in our neighborhood were originally built in the 1930’s and 40’s and many of them have retained their original facades: The Spanish bungalow with the red tile roof, the stucco box with aluminum awnings and the traditional California cottage with oversized plantation shutters.  The streetlights are from the 1920’s…single, upright electrolier with fluted shafts and acorn-shaped globes.

And when the fog rolls in, as it does on occasion, the eeriness is magnified.  The shadows are deeper, the moon is brighter and the palm trees are even more ominous.


To see more of this project, click here.


APE contributor Suzanne Sease currently works as a consultant for photographers and illustrators around the world. She has been involved in the photography and illustration industry since the mid 80s.  After establishing the art-buying department at The Martin Agency, then working for Kaplan-Thaler, Capital One, Best Buy and numerous smaller agencies and companies, she decided to be a consultant in 1999. She has a new Twitter feed with helpful marketing information because she believes that marketing should be driven by brand and not by specialty.  Follow her at @SuzanneSeaseInstagram

Success is more than a matter of your talent. It’s also a matter of doing a better job presenting it.  And that is what I do with decades of agency and in-house experience.


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