The Artists of Alva: Brian Tighe

Be True to Yourself

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Brian Tighe believes in the familiar phrase, “When one door closes another door opens.” His experiences in life, both good and bad, drive him to be a better artist and a better person. Though his greatest passion is art, Brian’s ultimate goal is to bring a positive light into the world.

Like most budding artists, Brian started out doodling in his notebook during class. Unfortunately school was not a riveting experience for him. Not only was there a lack of art classes growing up, but also most of his general courses simply didn’t grab his attention.

“I really didn’t think school was my thing to begin with,” Brian said. “But I enjoyed it more towards the end when my degree got more specific.”

He grew up watching a lot of Disney animated movies and was intrigued by their productions. When Brian watched Finding Nemo for the first time in 2003, he was blown away by the incredible quality of the film and the 3D animations. He decided that was the direction he wanted to go in for his career—making animated art. Continue reading

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Guess the Desk

As you walk back to your desk from the water cooler, you observe the different desks around you. Your neighbor on the left has files and old take-out boxes piled up so high that you wonder if he’s building a fort, and your coworker on the right is so organized that you wonder if she is working for the CIA. Your work space, however, is more personalized and lightly decorated with pictures of family and friends, that mini Buddha you brought back from your last vacation, and a bowl of M&Ms to share with everyone.

Play the “Guess the Desk” game by looking through the desktop photos here and matching the desks to their owners (pictured below). Then follow us on Instagram to see the answers!

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So with all of these differences, what does your desk say about you? Believe it or not, a lot actually. Your desk habits are a small window into who you are—your personality, your style, and your background. Continue reading