We had the good fortune of connecting with Nico Tangara and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Nico, why did you pursue a creative career?
I always thought I want to be engineer or scientist when I was very young, but video games changes it.

I was 14 years old, I played a lot of online games.
I got super hooked in some of them that I ended up modifying the game and launch my own tiny private server for my friends to play with. I created some monsters sprites and even code some NPCs for narrative of the game.

I do enjoyed it very much and I think the sensation of creating is always the reward for me.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
The world becomes much more connected with tools that enables digital creations.

You can now make an AR filter on your laptop,
or making AAA game with amazing graphic by yourself,
or train an A.I. using machine learning.

Everything is available for everyone to use, all the tutorials from other creators, the softwares and assets are there, just few clicks away.

Coming as a hybrid of art and tech, I feel now I can express my creativity with this. Like what makes a good art can somethings be measured mathematically or even programmed and that’s the beauty.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
A must visit place will be Gardens by The Bay, Singapore. It’s just out of this world. Eat some numbing spicy bowl of Mala Xiang Guo and just chill out in any bar that’s not too loud.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My wife for giving me time and support so I can try on making things and never stop experimenting.

Website: nicotangara.com

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Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nico-tangara/

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