Posted 28 July 2021

Get a Pep Talk from digital creator and crypto artist, Don Allen Stevenson III

The sun’s out and about, but this month’s Pep Talk will give you a great reason to take cover in the shade for an hour of unmissable advice. This August, digital creator and crypto artist, Don Allen Stevenson III, will be joining us live from LA on Wednesday 11th August at 1pm on Instagram Live. Tune in as Don breaks down what it means to work in the world of XR – including all things AR, VR, motion graphics and much more.

Meet the Guest

About Don Allen Stevenson III
Currently working specifically within the world of XR, Don Allen Stevenson III is a multidisciplinary digital creator and crypto artist based in Los Angeles.

For those unfamiliar with it, XR – short for extended reality – refers to any real and virtual combined environment made using computer technology. This includes things like AR (augmented reality), VR (virtual reality) and MR (mixed reality). In the past, Don has created both AR and VR experiences for Snapchat and is a brand ambassador for their Spectacles; as well as doing motion capture for the likes of Adult Swim and Lil Nas X.

A self-professed “nerdfluencer”, Don’s motto is to “never stop learning”. Mostly self-taught, Don started out by experimenting with Microsoft Paint and Photoshop at just 11 years old. Excited by the potential of new technology, Don challenged himself to continue learning new skills, and soon enough, online tutorials led him to experimenting with video, visual effects and 3D.

Motion capture work led by Don for Lil Nas X

After graduating from San Francisco State University in 2015, Don worked across everything from animation and motion graphics to filming and directing music videos, before joining DreamWorks Animation as a specialist trainer in 2018.

Today, Don is a full-time XR creator and educator, selling digital fashion pieces and experiences as NFTs, as well as regularly posting tutorials on his YouTube channel and Instagram page. With a belief that it’s never too late to learn motion graphics, join us as Don answers your questions about the world of 3D, creative technology and how up-skilling can help future proof your career.

See more from Don on his website and Instagram.

Meet the Host

About Steph Fung
A 2019 graduate of LCC’s BA in graphic and media design, after working with the likes of The Face magazine, Studio Moross and The Mill, Steph built up a strong network before landing a role as a motion designer at Selfridges in 2019.

Today, Steph’s career continues to go from strength-to-strength – from building an impressive online presence to creating work for Vogue Singapore. Now working as a freelance 3D artist, Steph’s practice centres around her interests in interaction design and fashion.

See more from Steph via her website, on Instagram and TikTok.

Get Involved

Send us your questions!
We’d love for you to join us on August 11th, and we also welcome your questions for Don.

Join the conversation
You can send your questions via Eventbrite when you sign up. Register using the button below, give us a follow on Instagram – and we’ll see you there!

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Written by Creative Lives in Progress