HUSH announced the addition of art director and design and concept development artist Andre Salyer to its ranks. Salyer will guide HUSH’s team of designers, developers and architects on behalf of clients.
“Looking over Andre’s shoulder and watching him work is an incredible experience,” HUSH creative partner David Schwarz explained. “His design toolkit is broader than most, allowing him to move effortlessly between 3D, 2D, interface, graphic design, typography, motion, film and photography. In that way, Andre fits the creative mold we’ve built here at HUSH, where we seek out people with broad creativity and boundless skillsets.”
Prior to joining the crew full-time, Salyer freelanced at HUSH eventually becoming a critical component of the studio’s slate of Nike work in 2012, including art direction on the Camp Victory experience and work on campaigns for Nike’s Flywire, Nike+ and FuelBand projects. He was also a core contributor to an interactive kiosk deployed to Abu Dhabi on behalf of one of the studio’s large energy clients, utilizing acrylic blocks as physical interactive inputs, sonic interface design and dynamic data display.
Salyer has also spent time freelancing with well-known motion design studios including Stardust, Brand New School, Blind, Psyop, Buck, Superfad, Various Studios, 1st Ave Machine and Hornet, where he turned out advertising work for brands such as Microsoft, O2, Chase, HTC, Estée Lauder, Exxon, Chevy Sonic and Jack Daniels, as well as award-winning music videos for Yeasayer and Gnarls Barkley.
Currently, Salyer is already at work on several HUSH projects, including an interactive retail environment experience, as well as interactive exhibition spaces, visual identity work and a live data sculpture for a world leaders summit. The move follows the recent hire of lead technical producer Eric Alba, and animator/designer James Zanoni.