Poster Grind, an educational website backed by a group of widely-respected movie poster and NFT artists, aims to teach and motivate you toward an exciting, successful art career. Our practical industry experience ensures all information provided here is accurate, current, and offers a head start in the competitive yet highly rewarding industry.
To learn more about our origin story, missions, and the reasons behind Poster Grind, peruse the following.
It All Began With One Man’s Passion For Design
The heart behind Poster Grind is Andy Storey, an acclaimed art director in the entertainment marketing sector.
Having discovered his passion for art, design, and of course, movies at a young age, he started his journey toward success at Pratt Institute. However, he’ll be the first to tell you that going to a fancy art school isn’t the only way to make waves — our coming-soon online classes and free tutorials are a better course of action.
While at college, he put together an impressive portfolio that eventually saw his designs featured on small independent films, TV shows, and even world-renowned Blockbusters. Without realizing it, you’ve witnessed Poster Grind’s Andy Storey’s work on movie posters used by Netflix, Sony, Warner Brothers, Amazon, and many others.
After reaching the dizzying heights of art director success in Hollywood, he decided to share his expertise with budding entertainment marketing specialists. And thus, Poster Grind was born.
Accelerating The Industry
Today, Poster Grind is more than a one-man show. Our team and contributors have worked with countless global entertainment brands like Universal, Marvel Studios, Paramount, and more. We have worked our way from interns to junior designers to senior designers to creative directors, allowing us to impart practical knowledge to like-minded, ambitious individuals.
Our primary goal is to propel budding movie-poster and NFT designers into the marketplace. The industry is fast-paced and ultra-competitive, making it difficult to make a splash on your own. So, we’ve decided to turn the tides and create a haven for all entertainment marketing tutorials, knowledge, and classes.
The information found on our website comes from the best art directors and creatives in the industry. Collating all our experience in one place provides the stepping stones you and other future designers need to keep the sector moving forward.
Poster Grind’s mission is to be a bottomless resource of valuable insight into poster design and how to ensure you fly through the recruitment process and land your dream art-based job.
Schooling The Future of Movie Poster Design Professionals
With our online poster art school, our mission is to teach future generations of movie poster design professionals more effectively.
Real-world experience and an attractive portfolio are worth far more than an expensive degree in the entertainment marketing profession. Therefore, we’re in the process of creating online classes taught by art directors and other creatives working in the industry.
You’ll obtain priceless information about the poster design career that can’t be gleaned from college art professors within the course. From starting as an intern to the intricacies of art and design, our online tutorials cover everything you need to know before embarking on your creative career.
Our decades of marketing and art directive experience allow us to craft a course like no other.
One of our most significant ambitions here at Poster Grind is to spread our knowledge and experience across the world to inspire people from all walks of life to get involved.
It’s a common misconception that everything movie-related happens in New York City and Los Angeles; so, we aspire to use our industry know-how to change this popular myth.
There are plenty of agencies situated in countless worldwide locations, including India, Brazil, Australia, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Spain, and many other places. Thanks to our expertise, we help people navigate into the market no matter where they’re located.
We Want You To Know NFTs
Alongside our extensive movie-poster design knowledge base, we specialize in the non-fungible tokens (NFTs) niche.
For those unfamiliar with NFTs, let us showcase a touch of our expertise by briefly introducing non-fungible tokens to you before explaining further how we’ll help you make your mark in the niche.
The term “non-fungible” refers to the token’s uniqueness and irreplaceability. In other words, they are one-of-a-kind images that, if traded, give you something entirely different.
Most NFTs are in the Ethereum blockchain (a cryptocurrency whose blockchain also deals with non-fungible tokens).
Anything from music to drawings can be turned into an NFT. However, we’re most interested in turning digital art into the tokens here at Poster Grind.
As experts and NFT collectors, we understand the importance of thoroughly understanding the buying, selling, and creating process before diving headfirst into this digital world. After all, it’s a relatively new environment that can cost buyers dearly.
Non-fungible token sales volume has exceeded $4 billion, and with this popularity rise, so does the spread of misinformation. We aspire to combat the incorrect guides by distributing accurate information on all areas of this ever-popular niche.
We understand the confusion behind the digital products. Therefore, we offer current information on a wealth of sub-topics, such as the size and shape requirements, understanding blockchain and cryptocurrencies, the laws behind screenshotting the tokens, and so much more.
We believe in the benefits of deregulation and use our extensive knowledge to help others make up their minds. Cryptocurrencies and NFTs are the catalysts for change — and we provide educational material on all related topics.
Poster Grind In a Nutshell: Education and Creation
Consider us your one-stop resource center for everything related to entertainment marketing, non-fungible token, and movie poster design.
Our team of experts works wonders to continuously produce career-enhancing digital art techniques and design ideas. We’ve compiled a catalog of YouTube tutorials and written guides filled to the brim with tips and tricks from leading industry insiders.
We’re striving to constantly replenish our repertoire to provide budding creatives with all the information they desire. So far, we’ve published a plethora of mini video tutorials on a myriad of topics, including but certainly not limited to:
- Creating paper texture cut-out typefaces in Adobe Photoshop
- Distorting pixels to create a striking face drip in Adobe Photoshop
- Recreating retro 3D movie title logos in Adobe Illustrator
- Making threshold graphics in Adobe Photoshop
- Mastering the ink bleed effect in Adobe Photoshop
- Creating 3D gold objects in Adobe Photoshop
- Becoming a professional movie poster designer
- Crafting a character movie poster in Adobe Photoshop
Stay Current, Be Inspired
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- important information about the entertainment marketing industry and poster design.
- new online classes and educational content.
As part of our efforts to promote movie poster design and NFT creation, we always support our artist’s incredible designs. Feel free to check out Andy Storey’s collections on the Foundation App and Rarible.
Any questions? Don’t hesitate to contact us. One of our team members will be happy to assist you.
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