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January 19, 2021 37 min

I met today’s American a few years back in connection with an animation project for AmEx.  Nils put together a great piece and we’ve since gone on to work together numerous times, in fact, he designed the King Media Group logo.  

Growing up on a farm Nils learned early the value of hard work.  He went on to a successful design career and as a letterforms instructor at Art Center.

Here, the conversation goes from thinning sugar beets and jumping in the river, to the value of a work ethic and aesthetic design.  That's Nils, a man of many (type) faces.

 Quote to watch for when asked why he didn't flee the farm:  “You grew up knowing you were an essential part of the livelihood.  It had to be done."

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