In this episode…
We are joined by the man, the myth, the legend, Brett 2d Bean! Brett is an incredible artist whose previous work includes projects for Disney, Nickelodeon, Wizards of the Coast, Leap Frog, and many more. We first discovered Brett Bean’s work through Grant Rodiek’s game, “Farmageddon.” The three of us are a huge fan of that game and were particularly drawn to the cards terrific illustrations. We we’re thrilled that Brett took time to discuss what he does for a living with us. We feel this turned into a tremendous episode we hope you all enjoy.
Who is Brett Bean as a person? Where did he grow up, where does he live now, and what makes him who he is? And of course, we all discuss some of our favorite board games.
Feature: Brett Bean Interview
How long did it take Brett to discover his distinct style? (If ever)
Advice for those that struggle to find their own style. How does it develop?
What piece/ project is Brett most proud of?
When did Brett decide to pursue art as a career? What is everyones reaction when he tells people what he does for a living?
How important is education in an artists career?
Collaboration in art: When is it appropriate?
Has Brett ever received blind feedback on his art? Is that even valuable to an artist?
Working for Disney: what does Disney expect from Brett and what is the relationship with them like?
Brett lives in Pasadena California. What role does an artists environment have on their work? What does California do for Brett’s art?
Amateur artists are inexperienced, naive, and perhaps don’t know what works and does not work. Is there power in that?
What did Brett do as a young artist that he wouldn’t try to do today?
Hard work: Hear what Brett had to say about how his abilities have improved over the years and how realistic following your passion can be if you put your time and effort in. (This was articulated wonderfully by Brett in this episode.)
Brett has a baby-line coming out and many other things in the works.
The theme is about 98% finished. Prototypes are about to be made.