Growing up in the Delta, George “Frederick” Nash was around many creative influences. Some people may think that the Delta has no creative inspiration. But Frederick’s artistic spirit was sensitive to the beautiful landscape. Observing the rows in a cotton field, playing the keys of an organ or drawing feathers of a bird are some of the things that inspires Frederick’s expression. They have allowed him at an early age to explore his creative passion.
One of his first influential experiences in artistic expression is the day his mother gave him a sketch pad and some pencils. He found unlimited possibilities in drawing what he sees. The exploration of his home town Dumas, Arkansas, provided a world of inspiration. From the gravel roads to the cotton gins to the John Deere Tractors, Frederick discovered how life flows poetically.
Being the second oldest of 4 siblings, Frederick was consistently trying to find his own voice. He was always experimenting with different creative disciplines. Frederick was privileged to express his musical voice through the piano and organ. He was allowed to explore his scientific voice through science and computers. And he discovered his abstract voice through poetry. But the one creative voice that stayed constant was the visual arts.
After graduating from Dumas High School, Frederick attended Arkansas Tech University where he received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Graphic Design. While attending there, he was exposed to many things that help build his creative intelligence. Printmaking, graphic design, photography and sculpture are avenues that he used to explore his passionate thinking. They were pathways for him to discover artists such as Jackson Pollock, Georgia O’ Keeffe, Andy Warhol and Jacob Lawrence. They have influenced Frederick’s creative prospective.
Frederick moved to Little Rock, Arkansas in 1996 to start his professional career. He worked for several printing companies. There he learned about the ins and outs of the print business. He also learned about building effective communications, product development and customer relationships. These experiences provide a foundation for Frederick to start his own firm.
Visual Engineering – A Graphic Design Studio was the firm Frederick started in 2003. While in business, Frederick worked with such clients as Premier Funeral Home, AC Dixon & Associates, Murphy Marketing, Harlem Lyrics, BCD, Geoff Duran, Triple B Events & Services, Courtney Marketing & PR and MCG Records. Frederick also designed and developed several successful print magazines.
In 2008, Frederick decided to go back into the work force. He landed a job with Perfect 10 Satellite where he is currently employed. He serves as production associate in charge of catalog design and layout. While working here, Frederick has received the 2010 Visionary Award for Marketing and Employee of the Month for September 2010. This job gives him an opportunity to learn about the corporate environment. The environment at this company fosters innovative thinking in leveraging effective design.
How do you express diversity? How do you be original? How do you interpret inspiration?…These are questions Frederick finds challenging. He is consistently trying to understand the process of his creativity. Looking for new and old ways to express his voice, Frederick realizes that his experiences and influences are simple fragments that make up his wholeness. One can easily determine that he embraces his passion for creative expression.