REDMILK MEETS THE ARTIST FROM THOUSAND FACETS. DISCOVER HIS ART AND SOME ANECDOTES READING THE INTERVIEW.
Where are you born and where do you live today?
I was born in South east London and now live in North east London.
How does your typical work day?
I’ve been lucky enough to work on a large variety of different projects in slightly different fields from, Illustration, Graphic design to fashion and furniture so I tend to work in a way that best suits the project.
Do you remember how you got your first job? How much had they paid you?
The first creative job I remember doing was when I was about 15 years old designing flyers for a club in Camden and getting paid a £75 a pop, thought I’d made it! Sadly it wasn’t a very good night so shut down after three months and I was back to square one.
What is your last project?
I recently created a poster of London for the Tate. Which was great fun all I can say is thank god for the 3D satellite mode on Google maps! Coming soon so watch this space!
From where do you take inspiration? Do you have a creative freedom or you have to respect specific rules?
I’d have to say a large part of my inspiration comes from my surroundings, I’ve always been fascinated by architecture and I think it comes down to having grown up in such a large city. But visually I think something that shows through a lot in my work is the 1980’s Italian Anti Design or Avante Garde scenes. There’s something playful and irreverent you just can’t find in the often overly refined and elitest design world.
What do you usually do on weekends?
Personal projects, pub, football.
Would you tell us something about your private life?
It’s a pretty boring answer to be fair as I really enjoy what I do so a lot of my private life is just filled with doing my own work, I also play the drums if that counts for anything but I fear my music career died a long time ago.
Your greatest passion.
Sadly I’ve got to dip into the old pile of cliches but It has to be the desire to create things. I can’t think how I’d ever fill my day if it didn’t involve drawing, designing or thinking about that next project.
A recurrent fear.
As you know I burnt my fingers the other week and that made me think about how much I rely on my hands to do work so I guess any kind of permanent danged to my digits would be devastating. I wouldn’t say it has been a recurrent fear but It may be from now on!
Photos courtesy of the artist