Here’s a write-up I did for my cousin’s online portfolio. Took me months to draft. :))
“He was never the talker, yet, his works resonate a voice that speaks beyond what is audibly comprehensible.”
Such is what is expected to befall in one’s mind should they be acquainted with Jan Michael “JM” Tiukinhoy Pamintuan. A young professional graphic design artist, JM continues to set a standard among his ranks through his modest approach to communicating his inner thoughts and aspirations in a well-defined art form.
He has put up his own web-based portfolio, Nemi Sketch Studio (www.nemisketchstudio.tumblr.com) where he mutely flaunts his recent projects. The broad lashes may have capitalized from his unfathomable thirst for self-expression, but the subtle strokes speak explicitly of his well thought of images.
Albeit his fresh stints in the industry, JM has long rubbed prudence unto his path. He studied his craft, earnestly sought something that would sever the angst-ridden impression off his art. He earned his 2-year Associate Degree in 3D Animation from the School of Design and Arts of the De La Salle–College of St. Benilde in Manila. And has then proceeded for higher studies in the 3D Sense Media School of the School of Interactive Visual Arts in Singapore, with a Diploma in Digital Visual Effects in Animation specializing in Modeling.
Cognizant of the ever-evolving nature of his chosen profession, he attended various trainings and seminars in the Philippines, Singapore, Canada, Japan and USA. All of his keenness to master his craft were translated into his works for various firms in Manila and Davao, including his family’s The Gilded Expressions, Inc., a design-oriented export company, and Davao-based Jack’s Ridge and Karlo’s Gourmet & Coffee.
At the surface, his works might be easily perceived to reference from a black heavy metal subculture, but once looked with deeper interest leading to heightened curiosity, these black contours on a white platform render an impeccably heady whip of graphic design.
Some of his works:
Pen Abstract Sketch (Electrified 3)