Connect
To Top

Meet Mack Hall of Mack Is in East

Today we’d like to introduce you to Mack Hall.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Mack. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
Art is in my DNA, artists are everywhere on my dad’s side of my family. My dad was primarily a sketch artist and that’s what I was drawn to (pun intended). I will admit that even though, I had been sketching most of my life, I didn’t get good until 12th grade when my art teacher expanded my horizons and encouraged me to avoid anything that was “trite”. I use that word today to propel me forward in the work that I do. After I graduated high school, I wanted to go to college for Graphic Design & Web Design. After finding out how much The Dallas Art Institute costs… I chose Eastfield. While attending Eastfield and taking classes that had nothing to do with Graphic Design, I decided to teach myself. I started with Macromedia Fireworks. I was late to the graphic design thing, I was the last person I knew to even get a computer but when I discovered the possibilities, I dedicated so much time to it that I barely slept. After I felt I did everything that I could do with Fireworks, I looked for software that was more powerful and had more features… that led me to Photoshop. Honestly, it all goes back to my dad, growing up I saw chalk, protractors, rulers, paint brushes and even fabric and sewing machines. I made my own teddy bear when I was in kindergarten because my dad wanted me to know how to sew. Today, I’m still learning the ins and outs of Photoshop. I’m also teaching myself photography, just to add a new aspect to my arsenal.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
It hasn’t been smooth but it’s been worth it. In hindsight, I needed to make certain mistakes, just to create the things that I created. My biggest problem has always been taking time for granted. I still struggle with using my time wisely. I also struggle with having the confidence to charge customers what I feel my time is worth. In turn, it keeps me and my business stagnated and unable to grow or transition to another level.

Please tell us about Mack Is.
Mack is… a business that’s tough to explain because what I feel I specialize in, doesn’t make me the most money. I turn daydreams into reality. I specialize in taking vintage pieces of art and seamlessly merging them with normal selfies or taking photos and turn them into exciting movie posters, CD covers or flyers. What makes me most proud is how trying to operate a business has forced me to change my personality. I’m more sociable, outgoing and less anxious when entering a new environment and/or meeting new people. What sets me apart from others is my originality, I try to do the opposite of what everyone is doing… which isn’t good for my business most of the time.

Do you look back particularly fondly on any memories from childhood?
Riding my bike in the summertime, with nothing to do and without a care in the world.

Pricing:

  • Logo & Business Card Design – (+ 1,000 Cards Printed) $250 & up
  • Photography – $200 & up
  • Photography + Artwork – $450 & up

Contact Info:

Getting in touch: VoyageDallas is built on recommendations from the community; it’s how we uncover hidden gems, so if you know someone who deserves recognition please let us know here.

2 Comments

  1. Tejuanna Harper

    March 21, 2018 at 6:48 pm

    Hey Mack God sure is good and I am glad he has showered blessings upon you!!!! I knew you would blow up BIG one day!!!! I am so proud of you and your many talents. I will be utilizing you for my ownself soon. God bless you forward on your journey to greatness!

  2. Brandon

    March 21, 2018 at 8:04 pm

    Dope work! I have known this guy for a while and he has always been very creative, so to see him doing something that allows his creativity to run wild does not surprise me at all! Not to mention that he is a great person as well. This should definitely get you some clients who appreciate what you are worth!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

More in

  • VoyageDallas FAQs

    We’ve prepared this FAQ about VoyageDallas (run by Voyage Group of Magazines, LLC) (“Voyage”) in an effort to ensure that anyone...

    Local StoriesSeptember 23, 2018
  • The Influencers

    VoyageDallas owes a huge debt to the incredible local community of influencers – from fashion bloggers to foodies – who put...

    Local StoriesSeptember 19, 2018
  • The Trailblazers: Rewriting the Narrative

    The editorial team has a special attachment to our new series, The Trailblazers: Rewriting the Narrative, because so many of us...

    Local StoriesSeptember 19, 2018
  • The Most Inspiring Stories in Dallas

    Every neighborhood in Dallas has its own vibe, style, culture and history, but what consistently amazes us is not what differentiates...

    Local StoriesSeptember 19, 2018
  • The Thought-Provokers: Celebrating Artists & Creatives

    Dallas has always had an artistic soul. The culture and heritage of our city, like most great cities, owes a tremendous...

    Local StoriesSeptember 19, 2018
  • Makeover Monday’s: local beauty inspo that blew us away

    New week, new look.  Here’s some inspiration from some of our most gifted local beauty professionals.   View this post on...

    Local StoriesSeptember 17, 2018
  • An Artistic Voyage: exploring local creative and artistic works

    Raw, unfiltered creative expression – from stories and photographs to illustrations and paintings – is at the heart of VoyageDallas. In...

    Local StoriesSeptember 14, 2018
  • Flashes & Strokes: a Tale of Two Mediums

    The digital and traditional arts are thriving in Dallas. From newer, technology based media like photography and digital art to more...

    Local StoriesSeptember 13, 2018
  • The Influencers

    VoyageDallas owes a huge debt to the incredible local community of influencers – from fashion bloggers to foodies – who put...

    Local StoriesSeptember 12, 2018