The NFT community is known for uplifting emerging artists and creators. Vasjen Katro, also known as Baugasm, is an artist as well as an NFT enthusiast who is assisting fellow artists to get involved in the NFT space. He is doing this via Skillshare.
Katro uses Skillshare to teach aspiring NFT artists the ins and outs of graphic design. In his lessons, Katro teaches his students how to use Photoshop, create posters, use Illustrator, and so on.
Katro shares a few techniques he uses to design his posters for his Baugasm project. Essentially, Baugasm is a project started by Katro in mid-2016. Through Baugasm, he challenged himself to design a poster every day for a year. Through this self-improvement experiment, he is now able to teach students to effectively design posters and abstract art pieces.
Skillshare is an online learning platform. Basically, it enables interested individuals to learn new skills through educational videos. Most courses focus on interaction rather than teaching, and the main goal of each lesson is to complete a project.
Founded by Michael Karnjanaprakorn and Malcolm Ong, the platform has different categories, including design, fashion, film, food and music. All online courses are self-paced and taught by industry leaders. These include Seth Godin (entrepreneurship), Gary Vaynerchuk (social media strategy), Yuko Shimizu (inking and drawing techniques) and Paula Scher (graphic design).
Who is Vasjen Katro?
Vasjen Katro is a graphic and visual designer from Albania. He has been designing mobile applications, websites and ads for more than ten years.
Katro’s art features abstract combinations of colours, resulting in beautiful pieces of art. In addition to his personal work and his Baugasm project, Katro has worked with a number of big clients. These include Adobe, Apple, Adidas, Converse, Coca-Cola and Samsung. Furthermore, he is passionate about sharing his trade secrets and styles with the Skillshare community.
NFTs and contemporary art
In 2021, contemporary art sales hit $2.7 billion annual sales. According to ArtPrice, the mainstream success of NFT projects has contributed to this figure. NFT sales accounted for a third of online sales, or two percent of the art market. In addition, the NFT medium has already produced nine 7-digit results. This is three times more than photography in the same period.