How did you get started in T-shirt Designing and what was your first design?
I’ve doodled my way through life, mostly when I should have been doing other things! It got bad enough that graphic design seemed like a good career choice. Once I discovered geeky T-shirts online it seemed like my love of sci-fi and doodling had always been destined to come together. My first successful design was a warning sign that might have been found in the death star trench.
Any advice for aspiring designers?
Never stop! And of course do something that you love doing. Too many people try and come up with designs that they think will be popular, but you can always tell when someone loves what they do.
Any highlights in your career such as prestigious awards, mentions, and recognition?
For me, every time I get an email saying someone has bought one of my designs is a highlight.
Do you have any rivalries friendly or not? If so with who?
Not really! I’m a pretty easy going person and it just feels like a lot of effort to have a rivalry when you could just be nice to each other.
Are you a dog person or a cat person?
I would be both if I had the time and effort!
Do you have any other skills or talents besides art?
I can juggle a bit and I know a decent amount of ridiculous and useless facts.
Do you look up to any one in the T-shirt Biz?
When I first started I was lucky enough to get to know a few great artists that I still chat to on Facebook. It doesn’t feel like looking up to them, it’s more like inspiring each other.
If you could change one thing about the world what would it be?
I would like space travel to be an everyday thing. How amazing would it be to just take a trip to the moon?
If you could have one superpower what would it be?
Does an Iron Man suit count as a superpower?
What would be your mandatory weakness in respect to the one superpower?
I’m guessing it would be automatic updates to the onboard computer making the whole thing restart at inconvenient moments.
If you could keep one thing about the world what would it be?
The polar ice caps sounds like a good thing at the moment. Let’s hope its not too late!
If you have the ability to bring back any T.V. Show with fresh episodes but only one, what would it be?
My all time favourites are still running lucky for me. It would be great to see new episodes of Monkey though!
Marvel or DC or Other?
Got to be Marvel right now I’m afraid. Although I do like a little 2000A.D. now and then too.
What are your favorite fandoms?
Star Wars and Doctor Who are my all time favourites.
What Are Your Inspirations?
There are so many! All kinds of Sci-fi and awesome movies obviously, but anything can inspire you. We live in a world so full of awesome stuff, you just have to keep your eyes and your mind open and soak it all up.
What is your favorite accredited charity?
Again too many do such great things that I wish I could mention them all. If I have to narrow it down, I’m going for Great Ormond Street Hospital.
What software do you use for making designs? Any drawing tablets?
I start on paper, then over to Illustrator and yes I do have a tablet. Mice are great for pointing, but not for doodling.
Would like to shout out to other artists?
Keep doodling guys!