As a child I struggled to colour inside the lines, in fact, the children that could would vex me no end. Try as I may, those perfect block colours and controlled strokes were not my forte’. Finally in an act of desperation and to the dismay of my teachers I rebelled against the constraints of those colouring books. I found the thickest black felt tip I could and drew new lines on the pages until the picture became what I thought it should, creative rebellion! Oh but it didn’t stop there. When a movie or book didn’t end the way I thought it ought to I rewrote it until the plot pleased my every whim and fancy.
Several years later I guess this still typifies my design style, I challenge what is with the world inside my head. Why follow the crowd when you can create something new, beautiful, and a little bit odd? As a designer I have very little interest in what has been done, and I view technique as a method of exploration, rather than the final destination, in hope that wherever I end up is a place no one has been before.
I specialize in illustration, film and photography and my style has been described as ‘folkurrealism.’ I love the ethereal, the quirky, colour and light. I enjoy blending both hand rendered and digital elements into my work. A great design should transcend the viewer to another world for at least a moment, and as a designer I believe I have a responsibility to take the viewer somewhere they couldn’t go without me.