Charles Logan is truly a man for all seasons. A Turkish-born artist, actor, musician and writer, he started off his art life at the age of 6 with professional classical music training in Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey where he concentrated on violin. At an early age Charles began improving his skills in a variety of art forms such as illustration, concept art, writing and theater. After a time, he began doing graphic design for websites, bands and theater groups.
After moving to the city of Boston, MA to study acting in theater, Charles took part in numerous productions put on by Emerson College and Berklee College of Music. While continuing his noteworthy art career, Charles has made the jump into indie game territory. I was able to sit down with him recently and I got a few questions answered.
Me: Tell me about little Charlie. Did he have many art pieces placed on the fridge?
Charles: . . . .
Me: And they’re off!
Charles: Well, I was born into a family of musicians actually. My father’s side came from a musical background and I started professional classical music training at the age of 6, so art and creativity has been a part of my lifestyle for longer than I can remember. I studied music and theater at an educational level but in terms of visual art, I am very much self-taught and I actively seek the knowledge that’s out there.
Me: Do you have a preference between the conceptual and physical art forms?
Charles: Whether it is performance or merely visual art, it doesn’t matter what sort of medium I’m working with so long as there is a creative production I can lead or be a part of.
Me: At what point did you start plying your trade?
Charles: I have always been an on-again-off-again musician really. But besides that I just did regular college kid jobs back in the day.
Me: I see that you’re getting into the world of indie game design. Have you had any issues with jumping into such a less-structured space?
Charles: Despite this being my first dive into the video game scene, I’m not really new to the entertainment industry. I’ve spent the past couple years working with a company here in Boston and I eventually became their Art Director. It is an industry that’s growing, and will continue to grow. It’s better to get on the boat before it heads off into the sunset. Continue reading