Lewis McCrary – Graphic Designer / Video Editor

My name is Lewis McCrary. I have various nicknames and identities; even more than that Clark Kent guy! I’m married to a wonderful woman and have two wonderful boys (soon to be young men).

So what do I do?

I’m a designer of all sorts. I also do graphic design, video, audio, photography and whatever else is required of me. I have nearly 15 years worth of experience in design. I can even remember when layers were added to Photoshop. I’m a mix of being self taught and having gone through the rigors of getting a higher education. Creativity comes to me naturally so I don’t like it; I love it.

What do I want to do?

That being said, I’m in college to study science on a part time basis. I want to understand it more so I can communicate it better. On one hand I’m a creative artistic type and on the other, I’m one of those logical types. The sciences have always had a place in my heart. I’ve taken to expressing my interest using my creative skills. The goal is to expose people to the fascinating aspects of the study of the natural world. I feel I can’t completely be in one world or the other, so I do my best to bridge the gap and I hope to one day make science more accessible. There are tons of people who do this and do it well. Carl Sagan’s Cosmos series helped blaze the trail for bringing it into the living room, via television. I’d like to get on board with bringing it to people by way of YouTube, Instagram, Facebook and any other new forms of media that we might concoct.

Do You Want To Be A Scientist?

I think at heart, humans are natural born scientists; we want to know how things work. A lot of us do, at least. Will I ever be a lab coat wearing, researcher? I doubt it. I love being in a lab and doing experiments but I love telling people about it more. I do have a lab coat though! I have one foot in each realm of thought. So, I might as well attempt to use it for the power of good. I’ve watched highly intelligent people do, for lack of a better word, terribly at communicating. Conversely, I’ve seen some talented people do a wonderful job communicating science; that aren’t actually scientists. I want to be able to do that more than I want to be an actual scientist. So that’s me in a kind of wordy nutshell. Cheers!

Interests

I love music. I’ve also played guitar for the better part of 25 years now. It is such an expressive instrument. I do poke at drums and piano as well but the guitar is my jam. I like to write whenever time permits and I’ve even devoted a page on my site to some original work created with Cubase – check it out!