Cassie McQuater - Artist Interview Series - Electric Objects

Cassie McQuater

Santa Barbara, CA
Five from Cassie McQuater's new Art Club collection, HALO

HALO offers a colorful and comedic look into the choreography of death and failure found in fictional games.”

— Alex, Electric Objects
Can we see a picture of your workspace and/or desktop?

This is how nightmares start:

Where are you typing this from?
What do you watch/listen to while working?

Kate Bush over and over


“It me” - Kate Bush

What have you been working on lately?

HTML5 game about insomnia/meditation gone wrong

What work of yours are you most proud of?

Whatever I’m working on at the time (lasts for at least 10 minutes)

What tools do you use in your work?

Generally whatever I can get my hands on for free and the more janky the better, but lately mostly Unity, Blender, Max, Fraps, Adobe products, Tiled, Google’s 3D Warehouse (favorite website), Mixamo, javascript/html/various languages, this cute little Autodesk FBX converter I use all the time, MY NEUROTIC TENDENCIES/ANXIETY (this is a tool too).

Can you tell us about your process?

Procrastination is as important as the making of the work. It’s good for me to not know how to use a program and have to stumble through it

Any last advice for the folks just starting out?

Keep making stuff, keep sending stuff, try to stay positive or at least neutral when things don’t work out, but don’t beat yrself up if you feel bad sometimes too. Send nice emails, reach out to people whose work you like. Also, follow thru!

Top Five Influential Visuals?

Here are four I think about daily:

What are the best places to see your work?

The internet -- my instagram for in-process stuff (@okokokokokokokok), my website for the rest. :)

Thanks for the interview,