Nephtali de Guzman

  • Date: August 4th, 2016
  • Author: admin



Hi, I’m Nephtali de Guzman 31. I am currently working as a UI/UX designer and video editor in Cavite. I also do social media marketing materials, like banner, cover photos and video teasers. When I’m not working at the office I do freelance, logo design, brochure, and other branding materials for my personal clients. Illustrations, water colour and tattoos. I do a lot of things, right now I am making travel videos and riding motorcycles.

Why did you decide to become a digital artist?
I decided to become a digital artist because I see potential in that path. I like to draw, even when I was a kid, so I started making designs and played with photoshop then I said to myself, this is the job I want, this is the life I want. Since then, I never stopped doing the things that makes me happy, and that is being a digital artist. Like Mark Anthony said “If you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life.”

Back then I was trying to find courses in different universities that suit the skills I want, but they still don’t have that technical skill that I needed in becoming a good digital artist. When I heard about FACA in a social media site, I was amazed about this school and immediately inquired. It’s hard because I live in Cavite and I have to travel 2 hours just to get to the school. But I endured is all because I see this potential, this new knowledge that I can learn in this school that no other university can do.

Fave subject here at FACA? Why?
I love all of my subjects here, but my favourites are Character Illustration and Basic motion graphics. Character Illustration because ever since I was a kid I loved to draw, creating my own characters and comics, copying different styles and reading how to draw manga, all that stuff, but in that subject. I learned the basics, anatomy, different kind of poses and perspective. Making story boards that I still use until today, thanks to my Instructors.
Then Basic motion graphics, because I didn’t realize how much fun studying After Effects is, where you can make awesome fonts and graphics move.

Who is your Favorite artist?
One of my favorites is Stanley Lau also known as Artgem when it comes to digital arts, and Valerie Chua, I love her art.

What’s the last great book you read?
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

What inspires you?
Meeting new and talented people inspires me. Hearing their experiences and what they do, doing everything for their craft, it really boost my motivation to also work hard and be confident in what I do.

What do you do? And where do you work now?
I am a UI/UX designer and Video Editor at LEENtech Network Solution in Cavite. I am also a Freelance Illustrator and Tattoo Artist on weekends.

Do you critique your own work? Explain.
Yes! So you can see what flaws and mistake you have, and use it to improve yourself.

What do you do to get into your creative zone?
If I have time I’ll watch a movie, read an article or play an awesome playlist! That gives me boost in creativity.

How do you see yourself 10 years from now?
I see myself traveling around the world, making things that I love. Maybe a big design studio and a chill out kind of coffee shop. I’d always wanted owning a coffee shop, I don’t know why.

What advice can you give to people who aspire to become a digital artist like you?
Dream big! Chase those dreams! You never know what will happen if you don’t try. And there are no shortcuts, if you want be great, you have to put a lot of effort and time in it. Try to learn something new everyday. And before you know it, you’re halfway there.

How has your training in FACA helped you in your current business/work?
It helped me a lot, it gives me edge and advantage in the real world. All the things I learned in FACA are very useful, I used it all.