We recently discovered the work of independent Canadian artist and Young Professional, Daniel Bombardier and needed to share his work with you. With so many of our Notable YP's fixing up their condo, home, or office, finding that perfect piece of art that makes you feel like you discovered a hidden gem every time you look at it, is exactly what you're going for. Daniel creates art that inspires, stands out, and also makes you think ... outside of the "box", something that we need to do in our careers, everyday. Get to know Daniel Bombardier.
Notable: What is your Name and age?
Daniel Bombardier: Born Daniel Joseph Bombardier – Artist name DENIAL or D3N!@L , I am 34 but I feel 10.
Notable: What is the name of your business and what industry is it in?
Daniel Bombardier: I am an independent artist. Website - www.denialart.com Facebook – Daniel Bombardier Twitter - DENIAL519
Notable: Elevator Pitch (we just met on an elevator, we have 30 seconds together in the elevator, please describe your business):
Daniel Bombardier: I paint graffiti influenced graphic retro pop insanity on wood panels. I have been painting and drawing my whole life. Computer Science wasn't doing it for me, so, here we are.
Notable: Why did you start your business, what was the inspiration?
Daniel Bombardier: I think I might have been a comedian or a rock star in another life, in this one I always knew I wanted to do something creative but I didn't always know what that was until I started painting. It felt as though I was supposed to be doing that my whole life. It is a way that I could meld my sense of humour, creativity and personality into one.
Notable: What is the best part of what you do on a day-to-day basis?
Daniel Bombardier: I wake up everyday and I get to make some beautiful. That's my job. I feel extremely lucky to not have to punch a clock, and to be meeting amazing people who do interesting things every day.
Notable: What is the most challenging part of your business?
Daniel Bombardier: There is always the unpredictability of sales. I do own a business which I tend to lean on when the art sales are down. It is a Print & Graphic Design Studio.
Notable: Where do you see your business going in 5 years?
Daniel Bombardier: Somewhere warmer I hope. I love Canada to death but I need a break from the seasons for at least a few years. I am planning a trip to LA and Miami to go meet some gallery owners there.
Notable: Do you have any advice for other young professionals?
Daniel Bombardier: Support your local arts and artists, it will come back ten fold
Notable: What is your greatest asset as it relates to business?
Daniel Bombardier: I guess it would have to be the freedom I have in the pursuits and endeavors my career takes, its all up to me and me alone.
Notable: What does success look like to you?
Daniel Bombardier: For me success would have to be people enjoying what I am making and knowing that hundreds of pieces of art I made are out there in the world.
Notable: What is the most memorable milestone in your career?
Daniel Bombardier: Most recently I was accepted into a contemporary art collection called Colart in Montreal which was very exciting as there was a selection pool of 450 other artists. Also having a few famous people purchase my work and getting on MTV and CBC was cool.
Notable: Do you support any charities? If so, which one(s) and why is that important to you?
Daniel Bombardier: I do support an artist run non-profit centre with fundraising efforts by donating art and volunteer work. It is called Artcite, they just turned 25!
Notable: What is Notable to you?
Daniel Bombardier: Manifesto Festival in Toronto, I want to get involved but I have been having a hard time finding the right people to talk to, so if anyone knows anyone who knows someone involved, let them know about me.
Notable: Anything Else?
Daniel Bombardier: Check out Design Republic at Queen and Bathurst for a ton of my new work.