Written by Holly (Teach Starter)
Posted Monday March 11
In recognition of National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence, we have launched the first in a series of beautifully illustrated homepage animations. But, who is behind the animation? We would love you to meet one of our designers, Boaz Paz.
The animation was inspired by the story of the ugly duckling. I love drawing animals and was looking for a well-known story that features both animals and bullying. I ended up changing the story to illustrate a positive message of anti-bullying.
My name is Boaz Paz and I’m an illustrator and graphic designer. I’m originally from Israel and have been living in Australia for the past 3 years. I began working at Teach Starter 12 months ago and I enjoy every minute of it.
I love drawing and have been doing it ever since I can remember. However, it did take me a while to figure out I could do it for a living! I studied photography and then ventured into a bachelor’s degree in Art History. After this, I began working as an art-museum guide however quickly decided it was time to try and begin doing what I love. So, I became a freelance illustrator!
After a year of freelance work, I started creating art for a video games company. That was a lot of fun. When I moved to Australia, I went back to doing freelance work for a couple of years, before having the good fortune to join the Teach Starter team as a full-time illustrator.
I love working at Teach Starter as it answers not only my passion for creating art but also my love of learning. Ever since I was a kid, I would rummage through endless encyclopedias to satisfy my boundless yearning for knowledge. I find everything interesting, be it art, science or history. At Teach Starter I get to learn new things every day and have a chance to challenge my skills as an artist.
When I was young, someone told me that as an artist you have to find a specific style that defines you and stick to it. As I grew older, I found that to be too much of a commitment. I enjoy exploring different artistic styles and love getting out of my comfort zone. Every new task I get is an opportunity to learn from other artists and to expand my knowledge. My endeavours might not always be successful, but that’s just part of the learning process. In this sense, I feel I can relate to the kids for whom I do what I do. Like them, I keep trying and experimenting until I get better.
You can always improve, there is always more to learn and experience and that for me, is what life is all about.
20 posters showing the different spelling and meanings of homophones.
An extensive collection of camping-themed resources to refresh classroom decor.
Resources to help students learn independently in the classroom.
Boaz’s Portfolio Links
Website – https://frimmerman.wixsite.com/boazpaz
Behance – https://www.behance.net/boazpaz
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/boazpaz/?hl=en
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