Artist of the Month: Get to Know Paul Sirmon
We’re excited to be working with custom toy designer Paul Sirmon this fall. Paul is designing one of three 20” Mega Munnys that are being given away to three lucky customers who attended our Nov 5 Frosty Friends events. We picked Paul’s brain to try and figure out where he gets those wonderful toys.
Where are you from?
I’m from Texas. Originally from Amarillo, my wife and I moved to the Dallas/Fort Worth area in 2003.
How did you get started in art?
I’ve always been an artist of some sort. I loved to draw as a kid, but I was also very good at math. So that meant I needed to be an architect or engineer and that’s just what I drove toward. I spent my junior high days drawing metal band logos on book covers and denim jackets for my friends.
In college I decided I didn’t want to spend so much time in architecture school so I needed a change. I wanted to work with letters and type so someone told me about the glorious job of graphic design. So that’s what I did next. I’ve been a designer for over 15 years now.
What keeps you engaged and passionate about your craft?
I see bad design and ugly things every day. It offends me to see things that don’t enhance our lives. So I take it as a personal responsibility to beautify this place as much as I can. Also I just can’t not think of things I’d like to see and therefore create. My mind doesn’t stop. It’d be nice if it did sometimes. Then I could take a vacation. Fortunately I enjoy art/design so much that my hobby is my job. It’s just a part of me. I can’t separate me from them.
Stay tuned for part two of our interview with Paul Sirmon and follow Aaron Brothers on Facebook to watch all three Frosty Friends Mega Munnys take shape. See more of Paul’s designs here.