What exactly is thewallbreakers.com ?
Matt: It’s an online creative community where creatives can check out inspiring work, put up their own work for others to view and comment on, check out interviews with established industry professionals and artists…
James: …while also getting the latest news from the creative community from around the web.
M: There are just too many times where I can’t get myself into that creative zone. I start staring at the screen, the wall, or whatever. Then I wind up surfing the web, sometimes finding inspiration, sometimes not.
J: That’s why we created this site. It’s to remind us and everybody else that hitting the wall is part of the creative process, and there are ways to get through it.
What makes you guys qualified to start a creative community?
M: Well, I create different multimedia for the web and sometimes the task of staying creative while keeping up with rapidly changing technologies (cameras, software, plugins, ahhhh!!!!) is just too overwhelming but, while I think I know my stuff, there is always so much more to learn. The Wall Breakers community will be the perfect place to exchange new ideas and learn as much as I can.
J:I’m living proof that you can get made fun of by your neighborhood friends for going to art school, and by your art school friends for being a guido :D. I’m Brooklyn born and raised, graduated from Pratt Institute and now work designing ads for tablet and web. I’ve been wanting to connect people in an idea sharing space to collaborate and network for some time now. If we’re all going to get some place in this profession while continuing to create self-fulfilling work, we’ve got to be connected to each other.
How do you guys know each other by the way?
M: We both grew up in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. James moved onto the block when we were about 11. We were both relatively uncool kids.
J: We’re still not cool.
M: Well, I think that’s pretty evident by this fake interview.
Does Matt owe you money? Good luck getting it back through email. You’ll have less of a chance on facebook, and an even worse one on twitter. While you’re waiting, feel free to peruse through his online portfolio on mattweckel.com. At some point while you’re checking out his work, you’ll realize that he’s never going to pay you back. But if you just want to contact him for non-money related issues, feel free to use any of the means mentioned above.
Did James steal your sledgehammer? Or perhaps your red lumberjack jacket? Well, too bad. Everything he’s wearing in that photograph is stolen, so what makes you so special? If you want to contact him (for reasons other than stolen merchandise) shoot him an email, do the facebook thing, or follow him on twitter.