Kirk Nelson

Kirk is a self proclaimed Friendly Neighborhood Graphics Geek. With 20 years of industry experience, a degree from George Mason University and an Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) in Photoshop, Kirk has worked in almost every aspect of visual design. His work has been published over 400 times in various international publications and he currently freelances as an author and artist in the Washington DC area.

Chess Set Fire and Water Effects

Analog Effects in a Digital World

Learning the ways of these old-school effects not only gave me newfound respect for the art and craft of the masters that went before me, but instilled a sense of practical creativity and problem solving that I’m not sure I would have gotten in the purely digital world.