Amir Tamadon of 8th Art Advertisement Production

We are very proud to have a broad range of remote workers, entrepreneurs, freelancers and small business owners coworking at the Network Hub. They’re all very creative professionals and one such individual is Amir Tamadon, a member of the duo behind 8th Art Advertisement Production Corp. You can find 8th Art on Google+ and YouTube. Amir is the focus of today’s Friend Friday post.

Tell us a little about yourself and what you do.

My name is Amir and I’m an animator. Graduated from VFS a year ago, I started my own business developing short animation for startup companies who like to visually demonstrate their product or services for their website visitors in less than 30 seconds and turn them in to customers.

What makes your company different or special?

We care about storytelling. I think what the advertising industy missing is creativity and by that I mean “telling a good story”. A good ad must carry these two main factors: The Power of Truth, and Humor. And that’s what our company is all about. Telling a funny story that is based on truth. Once you have the audience smiling, they are more willing to listen to your new ideas.

How did you get started?

I used to work at an internet technology company about three years ago. While working there, I realized there is a good demand for visual storytelling for start ups here in Vancouver. After VFS, just the day before my graduation to be more specific, I registered a business and started making contacts and letting everyone know about the idea of visual storytelling and how it can benefit them. After a month it all started raining projects and it’s been the same for almost a year now.

What are you currently working on?

We are working on few different projects at this moment. A series of commercial ads for a Vancouver-based organic cola, a 3D modelling project for a feature film, and a concept design for a music video that is gonna be start shooting in January 2014 in Montreal.

What made you decide to cowork at The Network Hub?

The atmosphere is just great. You get to meet different people and ask them for their feedback. The desk next to me told me the other day that he had visited our website and offered us new ideas that did actually made our website look better. Plus so many events happen here which you get to attend and learn.

Any advice you have for other entrepreneurs and small business owners?

Find what you deeply passionate about, what you can be the best in the world at and what drives your economic engine.

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