I used to love drawing and making comic strips when I was really young, but I’m not sure if I was very good. Really, music was my first creative inspiration. I used to be in a ‘real band’ a few years back. (called Codes, we’re on Spotify, but don’t...) Through that, I indirectly got into design. Creating t-shirts, posters, merch for our band and later others whilst I was on tour. I taught myself the basics of coding, video editing and all the usual digital tools - mostly from the back of the tour van. This really opened my eyes and drew my attention to graphic design as a discipline and from then on I was hooked. When the band parted ways, I went to study design and it totally changed my whole outlook on creativity, and on the world.
I want to work on projects that challenge me creatively and intellectually. I want to do personal work, which usually focuses on the role design has to play within science. I find it’s an area not enough designers have explored, so I’m compelled to continue in that vein. I want to start up a studio or ongoing collaboration with some of my favorite and wonderfully talented contemporaries from Central Saint Martins too. I love being busy and creative so graduating and entering the ‘real world’ is an exciting time!
The robots are coming! Automation is getting more and more prevalent in design and it's stifling creativity. (See; template websites, stock logos and prefab print layouts) I'm sure I'm not alone in thinking that we can use emerging forms of design automation as a tool for good instead of banality. Personally, I've been exploring generative design and machine learning processes in my own work to try to make fun things and skill myself up for the rapidly approaching future.