We Sat Down with and Interviewed one of the Poster Artists for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom


We sat down with Nima Nakhshab, a Jurassic Park superfan who was given the chance to design an official poster for Fandago and Fallen Kingdom. 

Q: So first off, I wanted to talk specifically about how you managed to obtain this opportunity in designing the poster for Jurassic World FK. You didn’t work for Universal or any affiliated company related to the Jurassic Park/World films when you got the opportunity to design their poster. Can you share some details regarding how you were able to get such a sweet gig?
Nima: I created a poster after the first trailer came out… in about five minutes, lol. And I posted it to my Twitter and Facebook. It went viral a couple of hours later and since then, every time a new trailer would come out, I would make a new poster based on that trailer. What had happened was, a bunch of their talent from the film, including the director(s) started sharing my art. Universal pictures then reached out to me via social media a few months after my poster went viral with an opportunity to create an exclusive poster for Fandango for ticket buyers for fallen kingdom. 
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The final product, which you can get when your order from Fandango here
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Q: Wow, that sounds like a dream opportunity. You’re basically a super fan of Jurassic Park that has skill with PhotoShop and that passion for design and the Jurassic Park franchised merged and spawned into a chance for your work to officially represent the film. Do I have that right?
Nima: Yes. Since I was 3-years old, I have been a huge fan of the Jurassic franchise and all the promotional items that go with the films. I followed each design, graphic, photo, box art, you name it. I have always wanted to do something like this. I have always taken notice of every piece of promotional material since the first film.
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Q: Is this the first time a piece of your fan art has caught the attention of a specific franchise or brand? 
Nima: No. I’ve made movie posters for every single Britney Spears music video which have gone viral and been featured on her official website. These posters were also featured on various news outlets such as Perez Hilton and Britney Spears’ official tumblr blog. When that was a thing. 
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Q: So you’re a massive fan of the Jurassic franchise and a massive fan of Britney Spears. Have either of these two passions of yours ever crossed paths?
Nima: Funny enough, I’m designing my own poster as a custom piece just for myself that includes a lot of my favorite things. Including Britney Spears swinging over a T-Rex. My social media feed is basically flooded with Jurassic Park and Britney Spears content. Surprisingly, I’ve come to find that a lot of Jurassic fans are Britney fans and a lot of Britney fans are Jurassic fans. Go figure. 
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Q: Haha, I am going to be honest, I didn’t think there was going to be a legitimate response to this. But let’s move on. Tell me more about the Fandango project with JW and what fans can expect with your work. 
Nima: the project was interesting because I could only use dinosaurs on the poster, which is new for me because I’m really good with people as well as other graphic elements. Fans can expect… well, let me just show you the poster. So, I like to design any kind of graphic that has little details that you can find if you look closely as well as the bigger picture. My process started off from a warm gradient to a cold gradient as a back drop.
*Nima then shows me all the variations and changes to the poster from the original design to the final product, which as of this writing is currently under embargo*
I’ve always enjoyed the Jurassic Park foliage and backgrounds. Especially the palm trees, and I really wanted to incorporate them somehow.
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This was Nima’s first concept which took roughly 5 minutes to put together. 
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Q: Remarkable, the process of design and your thought that went into this really shows. There were more than a dozen different posters and sliding back and forth between them really shows the subtle nuances between each and every poster. Fans of the franchise will really appreciate some of the smaller Easter eggs and attention to detail you’ve put into what will be the final design that will be on the print. Where can fans go to see these poster designs?
Nima: All of the designs are currently available to view on my website, except for the final one (which will be up after the embargo lifts) and the final product that will go to print will only be available on Fandango as an exclusive gift that comes with the purchase of a ticket for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. I’m not sure the size of the print just yet, but those that want a physical copy can get it only from Fandango. 
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Q: Can fans buy any of the other designs from your website or social media?
Nima: Uh… no, haha. I never wanted it to be about making money or profit off of fans and stuff. There are a lot of counterfeits on eBay though, haha. 
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Q: So if fans want a copy, that can only obtain the final approved design from Fandango exclusively, or they can visit your website and right-click and save as.
Nima: Basically, haha. 
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Q: This whole experience has to be a dream come true. I mean, you designed something for a franchise you love just because you wanted to, in under five minutes to boot, you clearly never expected anything to come of it, and now your designs are being globally recognized and your work will be featured as an official product by Universal, the Jurassic franchise, and included as a gift with an exclusive Fandango ticket purchase. Britney Spears must be jealous. 
Nima: Haha, tell her people to call me. 
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Q: haha, I’ll see what our people can do. So, wrapping it up, is there any other projects in the pipeline or do you have any plans for Universal or film in general after Fallen Kingdom is released?
Nima: Um, I hope it’s not the end. If it is, it’s still a dream come true. I’m always designing for fun and for work. So, who knows?
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Q: Well, that’s a great attitude to have. Your work and passion clearly opened a lot of doors for you and we hope you can continue to create such awesome designs and posters. 
Nima: Thank you so much, I love your website and I keep up with you guys through Twitter so this is all very exciting. 
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Q: awesome to hear. We didn’t ask you to say that, right? Just kidding. We didn’t. Thank you again for your time, Nima!
Nima: thank you again! 
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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom hits theaters on June 22, 2018

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