Who are you?
I’m Cymone Wilder, originally from the middle of nowhere Illinois, currently living in Nashville. I’m a full-time designer at SmileDirectClub and freelance lettering artist and designer under the name Simon and Moose. In my free time, I snap photos, eat lots of food, and laugh fireside with friends.
What are you working on?
I’m designing a ton of emails, a mural for NYC shop, some retail packaging and a handful of other things at my full-time gig. At Simon and Moose I’m working on some new product labels for States Coffee, a few wine labels, and I’m attempting to paint a flag for my home office among other things. We’ll see how that goes!
Choose a favorite shot of yours. Why is it a favorite?
I really enjoyed creating this bad boy and adding a tiny flicker to it. For a couple weeks I was stuck in a creative rut, and this was one of the first things I made that I felt good about. I’m always making things about/for Nashville because I just really love the place, but this one might be my favorite.
Tell us about your setup. What tools did you use to create the shot (e.g. hardware, software, pens, paper, blowtorch)?
My set up is pretty rough and portable. I’m usually sitting on the floor at home, in a coffee shop, or in my little home office nook. Often times my best work, comes from the coffee shop because I can get pretty distracted at home. A lot of my work I produce by hand, and use anything from a Bic mechanical pencil to a fancy $20 ink pen. I tend to get some great work out of the Bic. I use my phone as a scanner, and your typical Mac/monitor/mouse. No tablet, because I’m just not that fancy.
Choose a favorite shot from another Player. Why do you dig it?
There’s a ton of dope stuff out there, but Ryan Putnam’s work consistently blows my mind. His ceramic work, his illustration, his design, all of it. Massively inspiring, especially now that I’m working on a couple packaging projects. Check out his work, you will not be disappointed.