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Make your Mark

This is the eighth installment of the Global Talent Spotlight, an in-depth look at employees from all over the globe who take their creativity to the next level. From street artists, singers and comedians to painters, authors and documentarians, our FCB family is full of amazingly interesting people who all have a story to share.

What don’t you do?

It’s a frequent question I get and I have a few answers for that. I can’t sing. I have an aversion to math. And I don’t often say “no” to vanilla macaroons or McDonald’s fresh-from-the-fryer french fries.

My name is Eunice Kindred and I'm an art supervisor here at Neon and a creative to the nth degree. I had a childhood that I couldn’t make up if I tried, but here are the highlights in two long, run-on sentences:

I learned my first plié at age 2; sketched my first drawing at age 5; bowled a near-perfect game (299) at age 13 as an Olympic-level bowler; and started my own graphic design business at age 14. I was featured in print (including Sports Illustrated, Sports Illustrated for Kids, Inc., and National Geographic for Kids) and on every major network television channel almost yearly until the age of 17; and even received a congratulatory keep-up-the-good-work letter from the President—all while exhibiting and selling my oil paintings and watercolors in galleries across the country.

Fast-forward to now and I’m just a grown-up version of that kid. My passions outside the office are still varied. Soundtracks:Freestyle was my latest endeavor, which explored the nature of freestyling through painting, visually communicating a musicality and choreography of movement through color and application of strokes and paint onto a surface. It was a labor of love that involved painting, promoting, DJ’ing, dancing, filming, editing, and a performance that culminated with an opening-night showing at a gallery here in New York City.

My interests act as sources of inspiration for my work here at Neon, and vice versa. Communicating an idea, whether through painting, music, or dance, is not unlike telling a story through a print or digital campaign. You still have to capture an audience to tell your story. People embrace connections and if you can facilitate that connection emotionally, you’re bound to leave an impression, which keeps that story going long after you’ve told it. Make your mark.