10 Questions with Ed SheehanJuly 15, 2020
While you may know him best as super-duper talented Senior Art Director, there is so much more to know! We asked Ed 10 questions to help you get to know him better. (We even learned quite a bit too!)
- What is the absolute best way to drink coffee?
Cold-brewed. Black. It’s especially good in the summertime when it’s a thousand degrees and muggy by 8:00 am. Plus, I can make it overnight so it’s ready to drink first thing in the morning.
- What book on your shelf has the most dog ears and page-flips?
The Boys’ War. It’s about the experiences of Civil War soldiers based on firsthand accounts. I got it in middle school, which was when I started getting interested in Civil War history. My homeroom teacher saw me reading it and told me I could keep it. That was one of those small gestures that stay with you.
- What TV show do you typically binge on?
I wouldn’t say it’s my favorite, but I turn on Wheel of Fortune almost every evening. And not to brag, but I’m really good at it. PBS is also in heavy rotation at our house.
- What song or artist do you usually have on repeat?
Currently, the Black Lips, since it was the last band that I saw live. It was a weird scene, but it was one of the most fun shows I’ve been to. It was just a few days before the coronavirus stuff really escalated – by the next week, we were in quarantine. That makes the show even more special – I don’t think concerts will be the same from now on, at least not for a while.
- What type of candy does your sweet tooth crave?
Reese’s cups. Not the miniatures though because they’re too tedious to unwrap.
- What do you like to do in your spare time?
Camping. I think it’s important to get in touch with nature as often as possible, just to step back and reset.
- If you could choose one design program to live in, which would it be?
I don’t know if it’s really a design program, but I’ve been getting more and more into 3D modeling/rendering software like Cinema 4D. It can get pretty tedious, but I’ve always thought it was really fun to create realistic objects or scenes out of nothing.
- What restaurant can fellow St. Louisans find you chowing down at?
One of the best restaurants I’ve been to is The Clover and the Bee. I’m not a foodie – I basically eat for sustenance, not enjoyment – but their food blew me away.
- Is there a piece of art that sparks your imagination?
The Yellow House by Vincent van Gogh. I’m not sure exactly why, but I’ve always been drawn to it. It’s really vibrant and beautiful, I guess because he was hopeful at the time. Of course, his dreams were eventually crushed.
- What’s your preferred method to relax?
I recently got a hammock for Father’s Day. I’d never really used one to relax in before, but it’s awesome. It’s a Brazilian-style hammock too, so it feels like a little cocoon.
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