Describe your work in three words...
Playful, considered and charismatic.
What first sparked your interest in design?
I was always interested in the ways things looked—as a kid I collected stamps, I loved it! The details and the intricacy of pattern and type on such a small area amazed me. I also kept scrapbooks (when I was really young) and used to dry out flowers and leaves in them. I think to be honest, I have always collected things. Posters at uni, I used to nick them off toilet walls and fill my entire room floor to ceiling with them, flyers, train tickets, magazines (I have one of the first ever Vice mags). So, I suppose that habit was the first thing that caught my interest. Also, my dad is an antique collector so I reckon that's where I got the collecting gene from; being surrounded by amazing antiques and art probably gave me an eye for design too.
Thereafter, I think it was discovering art and learning about art in school. John Baldessari is a huge influence for me, he is amazing. The photographer Ansel Adams allowed me to understand contrast and composition, and the work of Kandinsky, which explores the interaction of shape and colour, and the creation of space in a composition, is also a big influence.