merle fisher’s brand: artistic ambition & a long-standing creative process

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merle fisher’s brand: artistic ambition & a long-standing creative process

Merle Fisher was 16 years old when he discovered the career he does today.

“I remember going to the office of a friend who was much older than me, and I saw all these posters and albums and graphics she was designing,” he recalls. “And I remember thinking, ‘I can’t believe people get paid to do this.’ It was just so cool to me.”

The artistic ambition sparked that day had been there; arguably, his entire life, but most certainly since age nine when Fisher received a wood saw from his father. The boy started designing and making wooden toys with it. And – as he recalls with a laugh – so many wooden toys.

“Making those wooden toys when I was a kid was more about the creative process than anything else,” he says.

You can only imagine what it was like for that kid to find out as a teenager that the creative process could be a career. He ran with the idea not long after that when, at 19 years old, he took all the money he earned from a summer job and invested in two things: a used Mac off eBay and Adobe’s Creative Suite.

Merle knew only the saw and wooden toys had changed form – the process would be the same. Armed with his new tools, he was ready to hit the ground running.

He just needed the work.

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in collaboration with hygge and julia fay photography.

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