a human behind a machine
garnet (nettie) fisher
my name is garnet (my great grandmother’s name was garnet) but you can call me nettie. i use she/they pronouns. i live in asheville, nc on ᏣᎳᎫᏪᏘᏱ (cherokee) land about twenty minutes from the house i grew up in.
i went to school at nc state for graphic design. i will geek tf out with you about visual symbolism. i’m interested in effective communication and emergent strategy. i’m fascinated by the way ideas move through people and how experience is encoded into instinct. i enjoy talking with people who are interested in breaking down barriers and norms within their industry.
you could probably call me an artist and i wouldn’t correct you, but most of the time i don’t really identify that way. the art world is weird, you know? sometimes i paint and sometimes i trade my paintings for money. sometimes i will paint on your walls if you want me to.
i’m a nerd. i taught myself HTML + CSS making xanga blog themes in middle school and now i design and build websites and brands for all different kinds of people and organizations. i’ve helped launch multiple products in different industries and have directed everything from UI/UX design strategy to music videos.
most recently i’ve been putting in sweat equity with my friends at different wrld to engage our vision of building a performance space + creative library here in my hometown of asheville.
i love to take on new projects so if you need a designer, are looking for artwork, or just want someone to give a fresh perspective on your vision, send me an email or dm. i promise there’s a real human behind the machine.
photos by Charlie Boss + Zoë Symon