Kalamadoodle Characters is a monthly series that introduces an attendee to the greater Kalamazoo community. Through these quick, bullet-point style interviews, we hope that you can learn more about your neighbors, find a common interest, and be encouraged to meet a new friend at our events.
Meet Tim Pospisil
- As a Graphic Designer and Illustrator by trade, Tim completes freelance work at night and gets to spend the day hours with his three-year-old twins.
- He is passionate about encouraging them to draw and doodle everyday.
- While traveling as a child, his Mom used to give him a pencil and paper to draw and keep him occupied, and his parents always encouraged him to be creative.
- For the most part, Tim considers himself a self-taught artist, and continued his exploration at the Kendall School of Art and Design, spending four years studying Illustration.
- He was excited to recently finish some work for AARP and is currently working on an entry for Art Prize. This will be Tim's fourth year participating in the Grand Rapid's event.
- Tim also participates in life drawing on Wednesday nights at the Kalamazoo Boogie Woogie Figure Drawing Lounge.
- Born in Alaska, Tim migrated to Michigan at 13.
- He has also worked at Perrin for 8 years doing graphic design for screen printing (before they became Perrin Brewing).
“I love drawing and being more involved in the Arts. Actually, last month I was involved in Art Hop with Carl Brown at Roguebotic LLC."
- Like many of you, Tim heard about Kalamadoodle through Facebook, when the page showed up on his news feed.
- Kalamadoodle events are right up his alley. When he goes back to Grand Rapids to see his friends, he insists they get together to drink and draw.
“Its one of those cliché things your teacher says, but try to draw everyday or do something creative, even writing. Every aspect that you can get your hands on, get involved with it, even watching movies or playing video games. All that stuff that involves the arts, just be involved with it on a daily basis. It really helps. Or simply try to look at something in an artistic way. If you are watching a show, look at the lighting and how it comes in, or how they create something, or how it was built.”
Thank you for sharing, Tim! We appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you again soon!