Aran “Shazz Panther” Quinn. The Lucky Leprechaun. The Fighting Irish. The Wee Lad. The Gold at the End of the Rainbow. These are just a few of his nicknames, most bestowed upon him by yours truly. What can I say, I love giving people nicknames. It’s my thang.
Aran is a young designer slash director slash skateboarder who has been staff at The Mill Plus for at least half of his life. Before that he was trying to find his way in the mire of Craigslist job ads and ankle deep animating sand. The stories uncovered in this episode are truly a delight. I absolutely love this episode as Aran is one of my favorite people in the entire universe. He’s a bashful bunny in the dark forest of advertising. I just hope he stays sweet and the evils don’t tranform him. I hope I don’t catch up with him in another 2 years from now and he has the ego the size of a Donald Trump steak.
I sincerely do love this episode with all of my heart and hope y’all do too!
Aran’s site | Travis Krause | Aran’s got a shpark | Growing up in Australia & Ireland | Rudolph Steiner | Waldorf Schools | Aran’s family | Windmill Lane | Piranha Bar | Eamonn O’neill, Alan Holly, Conor Finnegaan, Mikey Please | Aran coming to America | Aran’s first job | Red Rage | Being a Runner at The Mill | Drawings on the fridge | Mario Stipinovich | David Carson | Aran’s first influences | Jungle Book, Robin Hood, 101 Dalmatians | Aran settling in at The Mill | Tim Haldeen | Haverty’s Job | In the Design Department | Adopting the Wacom | The Original Squad at The Mill Design | Gera Frascaroli, Wes Ebelhar, Eugene Kolb, Emmet Dzieza, Tim Haldeen, Bowe King, Ariane Irle, Chris Palazzo, Tetsuro Mise, Gap Yossanun | Living in NYC | Taylor Franklin, Hugo + Marie | In NY and surrounded by talent | Early birds | Talking about The Mill | Why Aran’s still there | Angus Kneale | The current design team, Anthony Dodero, Chet Hirsch, Michael Schaeffer, Oliver Davies, Eric Chang, Rama Allen, Mario Stipinovich | The good old days | Aran’s style | Happy Birthday Craic | Offset Titles | Golden Wolf | Damien Bastelica | Michael Girandola | Gavin Little aka Echolab | Wayne the Stegosaurus | Jeffrey Dates | Bloom project, Jeff Lopez, Navdeep Singh | Aran’s short film | David Attenborough | Why all the dicks | Aran had his first hater | Aran’s favorite part of the female body | Things get weird | Aran’s all about the feet | American girls or Irish girls | what is Aran most sick of at The Mill | Motionographer Titles | Sickest 3 artists Aran works with at The Mill, Alex Treirweiler, Will J. Arnold and Memphis Style, Mario Stipinovich, Adam Carboni | Aran’s future at The Mill | A marathon not a sprint | A dark turn | The three sickest to Aran, Mikey Please & Eagleman Stag, Nicolas Menard, Moth Collective, Joshua Catalano, Johnny Kelly and his Chipotle Short, Andy Rementer | Aran’s site, Aran’s Vimeo