Neo Arts is a Web3 artist in the making. He is also an ambassador for the AlphaShark Pro Analytics Marketplace.
💼 What were you doing before Web3?
I graduated from the Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering class of 2020. However, I have not been able to continue with getting my license due to the pandemic.
Our exam was postponed twice, so I decided to change paths since I also wanted to try new things. I’m currently on leave from work and attempting to work full-time on Web3.
I am looking for jobs related to moderation/CMs, but having no experience and some connections makes it harder for me lol.
As of now I am creating artworks and have been starting to make my own collection in hopes to be released next year.
🤔 How did you get into Web3?
My first interaction with Web3 was with the game Axie Infinity in 2021.
It had been my stronghold for a year. Since it exploded in our country at the time, I’ve been introduced to Web3 gaming and have been able to socialize with others.
I was lucky enough to be chosen as a scholar manager in a guild called Loot Squad Gaming.
🚀 What was your first crypto or NFT project?
My first NFT PFP project that I bought for myself was called Bored Punks of Society. However, Kentasi’s AxieLife is the first NFT project that I’ve had in my wallet. I won a personalized NFT from its collection.
🧠 How would you explain what you do to someone outside of Web3?
I create art, buy art or sell art.
💡 Which creator or thought leader do you enjoy learning from?
Since I discovered web3, I have been following Deekay’s artworks and leadership. As someone who loves to animate, I always looked up to his fun yet detailed artworks and enjoy every bit of it.
🥳 What is the biggest highlight of your career so far?
The biggest highlight of my 2023 as an artist was my Art Gobblers Pages artwork being collected by Dini for 1.2 ETH. It is my biggest sale so far.
That moment made me realize that I, too, can do it and also it gave me motivation as a small artist to continue what I’m doing.
📈 What tech or crypto trend are you watching this year?
I am looking out for AI’s development and how it changes over time. As far as I observed, the change is so drastic that I fear it can take over everything, especially for artists.
But I am also trying to learn it as well since it is still in early stages. It is beautiful and scary at the same time, in my opinion.
🤝 What advice would you give someone starting out in Web3?
Just do what you’re good at.
Find your group.
Never trust anyone.
🎤 If you could do a TEDtalk on any topic, what would it be?
As someone who cannot express my thoughts through words, I rather not be involved in any TED talks looool
But as someone who struggles with decision-making, I would love to talk about my favorite quote “This, too, shall pass”. I believe that every phase of life has its purpose, you just have to act on it the moment it arrives.
🚨 What is the one thing you would bring if you were stuck on a deserted Island?
A Sharp Knife.
POW stands for “Proof of Work.” It is a new feature article series in The Mega Maxi to highlight the savviest builders in the Web3 space.