Blechman & Niemann: Collaboration is key

From concept to labour division, Nicholas Blechman and Christoph Niemann give a detailed account of the collaborative work experience.

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Through this thoroughly humorous look into the schizophrenic creative processes of graphic designers  Nicholas Blechman and Christoph Niemann, we learn that collaboration most definitely is key. 

Whether it be in conceptual collaboration, creative labour division or collaboration, Niemann and Blechman frequently collaborate with trust and similar design sensibility, all the while keeping ideas simple but effective.

The most important kind of collaboration happens when someone walks over and pierces the bubble we exist in, says Niemann.

Nicholas Blechman describes illustration as "a solitary and lonely pursuit", and explains that this is why he likes to collaborate. He gives us an overview of his diverse work as an illustrator, art director and graphic designer and considers the parameters that define collaboration - be it in conceptual collaboration, creative labour division or collaboration with his "ghost art directors".