“At first I was just taking the lunar geology course for the credit, plus excursions on the surface would count as hours for my EVA rating. But when I was being lowered into one of the old lava tunnels and my eyes adjusted, I started seeing more stars in the dark. Ice. Just like the areas mined to keep us alive in this otherwise dry landscape. My heart still belongs to rocketry, but I enjoyed the geology class a lot more from then on.”
The Stars Below
Jett McIntyre Furr is an artist and graphic designer from Stanly County, North Carolina. His parents named him for aviation, and since an early age has had great interest in all things aviation and space related. Jett's primary training from college is in graphic design, but he also has experience with character design, digital paintings, 3D modeling, and video editing. He has previously worked as an intern and then volunteer at PBS affiliate WTVI Charlotte, and currently is available for freelance work, having done commissions mainly for individuals and a local game company. Lately, Jett has been applying what he has learned back to his love of space, and has a particular interest in the gas giants and exoplanets, using the digital brush to explore places and ideas that people have yet to explore themselves. Career-wise, Jett is looking to get into the animation industry and design characters and backgrounds for animated shows, and he is also looking into how to do illustration or other art and design work for space-related jobs. In joining the IAAA he hopes to learn from the experiences of community members and share what he learns in turn, and to possibly open up opportunities for professional work. Though most of all, he just wants to learn new things about space and be able to discuss it with artists around the world. There's always more to learn! Go to the artist's portfolio
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