Chaz Bundick and his creative partner Brendan Nakahara design a t-shirt for Yours Truly and talk about their design process at Yes Press studios in Berkeley.
Whether it’s design or visual art or music, Chaz Bundick wants to make things that are approachable, then relatable, then, maybe, useful, or at the very least not so complicated that it becomes intimidating. To him, design is a puzzle – there’s what it looks like, and there’s why it looks like that.
He compares his feeling when he’s making art to the feeling he has when working through a puzzle. “It makes me feel present, if anything. It makes me feel like I’m actually doing something, getting something done,” he says. “To turn your brain off for a second and take a break from craziness – ‘Got to feed the dog.’ ‘Got to get gas.’ ‘Got to get food.’”