Get to know what our Consultants are up to when they’re not busy recruiting!
Our first spotlight is on our very own artiste and Melbourne Sr Digital Consultant, Charlie Krowitz!
What type of art do you identify with the most? I identify most with painting (especially oil) but I appreciate all art forms and creative expressions, which would also include music, dance and theatre.
At what age did you start painting? And what was your inspiration to do so? My uncle is a well known artist and jeweller in South Africa, so from a very young age I was exposed to and inspired by his creativity. Art class was my favourite extra curricular activity – I love/d the way it felt applying the medium to canvas.
Who is your favourite artist and why? It’s hard to narrow it down to just one. I am very fond of Paul Gauguin, William Kentridge, Andy Warhol and Tim Storrier.
Do you get inspiration from any particular artists or pieces? Absolutely! Each artist’s style and interpretation is unique and every art movement so different so its difficult to narrow it down to one artist or piece. I really enjoy looking at paintings that are hundreds of years old and wonder about what life would have been life back then.
Recently you entered an Art competition? Yes! I entered my recent painting into the Archibald Prize, first awarded in 1921, one of Australia’s most prestigious. Awarded to the best portrait painting, it’s a who’s who of Australian culture – from politicians to celebrities, sporting heroes to artists.
How did you find creative inspiration for this piece? The name of the piece is Perpetual Creative Impact. I have always admired Ken Cato’s massive contribution to the design world, especially here in Melbourne. He has built a highly successful design studio which has offices located in 11 different countries. His influence is everywhere. He has designed thousands of corporate identities including myki, Commonwealth Bank, Network Seven. For the past 20 years, Ken has organised the annual AdIdeas conference which inspires designers and talent. I have attended numerous times and has been so amazing by the talent that present who are from all corners of the world.
What does this piece represent? It represent’s Ken endless ideas and never-ending impact on the design world.
How long did it take you to complete? Endless hours! I lost count but I worked on it for approximately 4 months.
Charlie is a Senior Consultant for Digital & Technology roles at Nakama Melbourne. If you’d like to get in touch with Charlie email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone +61 (3) 8610 6784