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Tuna Bora

Tuna Bora is an acclaimed Turkish visual artist whose clients include Google, Nike, Netflix, and Coca Cola. In this conversation, Tuna shares their story of immigrating to the United States alone in hopes of pursuing a career working in feature film animation. But after graduating in 2008—right at the start of the financial collapse—was met with very few opportunities.

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Into the Creative Unknown

Tuna Bora is an acclaimed Turkish visual artist whose clients include Google, Nike, Netflix, and Coca Cola. They’ve won awards for their unique design work on several VR and AR projects and continue to explore new creative spaces.

In this conversation, Tuna shares their story of immigrating to the United States alone in hopes of pursuing a career working in feature film animation. But after graduating in 2008—right at the start of the financial collapse—was met with very few opportunities.

They talk about unintentionally starting a daily drawing Instagram account (thats been going strong for seven plus years),  directing their own projects with DreamWorks, and why they’re stoked about working in new, unexplored creative spaces like VR and gaming

Tuna also shares their experience with the unhealthy downsides of working with extreme laser focus and why just because you put more hours in does not mean the work is better.

Jan 5

Into the Creative Unknown

More hours doesn’t mean better work.

Tuna Bora is an acclaimed Turkish visual artist whose clients include Google, Nike, Netflix, and Coca Cola. They’ve won awards for their unique design work on several VR and AR projects and continue to explore new creative spaces.

In this conversation, Tuna shares their story of immigrating to the United States alone in hopes of pursuing a career working in feature film animation. But after graduating in 2008—right at the start of the financial collapse—was met with very few opportunities.

They talk about unintentionally starting a daily drawing Instagram account (thats been going strong for seven plus years),  directing their own projects with DreamWorks, and why they’re stoked about working in new, unexplored creative spaces like VR and gaming

Tuna also shares their experience with the unhealthy downsides of working with extreme laser focus and why just because you put more hours in does not mean the work is better.

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Greg Gunn

Greg Gunn is an illustrator, animator and creative director in Los Angeles, CA. He loves helping passionate people communicate their big ideas in fun and exciting ways.

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More hours doesn’t mean better work.

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