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Kurt Beard
Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
United States
Kurt Beard explores the everyday through visual and written imagery. He likes to capture the sights, sounds, and feelings that pass by quickly as we go about our daily lives. These are the sights that have powerful emotion but are often just driven by.
Kurt likes to explore the depth of feeling with poetry. He got his start as a poet at Upper Arlington High School when several of his poems were selected to be part of a poetry anthology through the Wexner Center for the Arts. He now writes for fun and to make stories for his children. This includes his poetry book “There is an Elephant on the cover and other poems for the kids” available at Amazon.com. While he draws inspiration from what is around him he is inspired by the works of Shel Silverstein and James Thurber. While he enjoys reading books that challenge the mind and teach he believes writing and reading should be about fun and creativity.
When it comes to visual art Kurt uses his camera to capture what we often miss or take for granted. He usually takes a quick photo while out exploring the world or while out in the world. He enjoys capturing the emotion of the quick unplanned photo but he also enjoys using Deep Dream Generator to give an artistic spin to the modern world. He may turn a quick picture working on the porch in the style of Van Gogh or something else imaginative. The digital transformation allows him capture different details and explore the visual depth and emotion of a simple photo.
Kurt’s art doesn’t end with words and photos. He also enjoys designing with LEGO and the challenge of transforming real life into brick or just building creatively with his children. The challenge of creating the world with an inflexible pallet provides a good creative challenge.
When not making art or exploring the world with his family he spends too much time watching Netflix.


Employment:


Small Business Success Coach at Self Employed
January 2015 - June 2016 | Noblesville, Indiana
I helped small business grow by providing fresh ideas and practical guidance.

Consulting Property Manager at Cardinal Management
2015 - 2016 | Indianapolis, Indiana
I provided property management services, technical, and marketing advice to Cardinal Management.

Service Specialist at JC Penny
2013 - 2016 | Noblesville, Indiana
I provided excellent customer service and achieved sales goals.

Office Manager and Relationship Manager at Veteran Construction
2010 - 2013 | Indianapolis, Indiana
I helped customers restore their homes after disaster by establishing strong business relationships and managing the office staff.

Procurement and Dispatch Specialist at Braden Business Systems
February 2016 - Present | Fishers, Indiana
I help clients achieve their business goals by dispatching IT help desk tickets and procuring IT equipment that meets their needs.

Google Ads Quality at ZeroChaos
| Telecommute
I helped Google improve their services by rating advertisements based on detailed rubrics.

Education:

B.S. Christian Ministries: Indiana Wesleyan University (2005)

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The Bear Necessities
The Newfields (Formally the Indianapolis Museum of Art) has a wonderful outdoor exhibit called Summer Wonderland: Spectacular Creatures. I took this picture of bears on a ladder and made it into a great oil painting using Google Deep Dream learning.   Learn more about Kurt Beard
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Hello Giraffe
Fort Wayne children's zoo is a wonderful small zoo in Indiana. Their is a great variety of animals that are closer than in most zoos. We happened on the Giraffe at feeding time. She says hello. see more photos by Kurt Beard
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