How long have you been designing/illustrating for: Growing up I always loved art and being creative so I chose to study graphic design and illustration at college and uni, I graduated in 2011 so that means I’ve been doodling professionally for 7 years now (not sure where the time has gone!)
What best describes your style: Fun, positive, colourful and HAPPY!!
Tell us a little about where you find inspiration from: Life is full of amazing colours, textures, patterns, shapes and emotions. So I would say I find inspiration everywhere, whether it’s music, conversations I’ve had, reading books, eating, shopping at markets and car boot sales, travelling, watching films or documentaries, it all goes into my work someway or another. I live in Epping Forest so it’s hard not to be inspired by London’s unique ancient woodland on my doorstep, it’s so beautiful!
Now to the exclusive pin - what made you create this style of pin, and where did your inspiration come from for it? Who doesn’t love a rainbow? I really wanted to design something fun and colourful to brighten up someone’s day. Whenever I’m feeling low I always find wearing colourful clothes and jewellery cheers me up, so I thought a rainbow on a happy cloud would make the perfect pin.
If you had any advice for budding designers/illustrators out there what would it be: I know everyone says this but don’t give up! Being a designer or illustrator means you will experience your work being judged and rejected a lot, but don’t take it personally and get disheartened. Stay strong and remember your work isn’t rubbish, it’s just not a good fit for that particular project/audience. If you really want a creative career, keep persisting and you will get there in the end.
- Favourite Artist: David Hockney (one of many favourites!)
- Favourite holiday destination: Brighton
- Favourite animal: Dogs
- Favourite Colour: Yellow
- Tell us your best joke: Q: What did the pencil say to the other pencil? A: You're looking sharp!