Wednesday, March 21
How would you describe what you do?
Precise handmade stitched illustrations. Commonly focusing on the themes
of architecture, geometric pattern and typography.
What is your background?
I studied Product Design, a discipline that continues to influence the
Who inspired you at the outset?
The main source of inspiration was a journey, rather than a person. I made a coast to coast trip across America and wanted to capture the journey in an illustration
Who, or what, inspires you now?
Contemporary graphic designers and agencies, such as Spin, Neue, Build, Farrow, Six and Trevor Jackson (the list in endless). Artists such as Bridget Riley, Victor Vasarely, Dan Flavin and Josef Albers. And the built environment and our surroundings in general. Through my illustration work I've been lucky enough to meet some incredibly talented and generous people who continue to inspire, not just their work but also their outlook and approach.
What was the last useful thing you learnt?
Two very boring but very useful things that have saved me so much time — the shape builder tool in illustrator and how to print a poster with trim overlap in Acrobat.
What are you working on right now?
A series of architectural illustrations for a magazine, experimenting with some more animation and a continuation of my Fibonacci based series of illustrations using various different materials.