Tell us a trade secret.
DO rather than think about doing. It sounds obvious but in the past I’ve found that, like many of my peers, I’ve spent so long idea generating, researching and mulling over that I don’t have time to do everything I’ve eventually planned. In my experience, concepts evolve and motivation flourishes much more when you’re physically creating work rather than trying to develop/seek validation for a series of thoughts and notes. Your design work should constitute the idea-generating and research.
Tell us about the piece of work you’re most proud of.
A drawing of Wallace and Gromit on their motorbike that I did when I was about ten. Everyone thought that I’d traced it, which is probably still my proudest moment.
But I’d have to say I’m happiest with my Reimagined series of rejuvenated childhood drawings. This, and my illustrative typefaces, have probably gained the most positive feedback, but it’s great that such a simple piece can arouse so much curiosity; I had a lot of fun reinterpreting my five-year-old self’s portfolio.