We met Roydon Misseldine on our 2015 NZ Design Roadtrip, and we were blown away by his talent; running his own studio whilst studying and all his collaborations. Fellow kiwi Michaela Webb picked him for 16 for 2016, so we chatted to him about skateboarding, killer blogs and Windows Movie Maker. Predicting big things...
When did you fall in love with design and how did you get started?
I started drawing cars with giant rims before moving on to skate videos in Windows Movie Maker then started making $5 logos on Illustrator. It was all a natural progression of picking up different mediums and becoming passionate about them. I still look to do the same thing today.
What are your three must-read design books/blogs/podcasts and why?
Haw-lin by Nathan & Jacob is without a doubt the best moodboard for new visual references & links. Catalogue Blog is my favourite place to check out good work and find out about new designers and Quartersnacks for keeping me up to date with everything that matters in the skateboard world.
Any passion projects you would like to share?
Subject is a place where I’m able to bring ideas to life across a wide range of mediums whether it’s a mix, a zine or a screen printed t-shirt. I’m fortunate enough to have a platform that involves collaborating with other creatives and like minded people. You can check it all out at: subjectstudios.co
Tell us about any collaborations you have been working on.
I recently finished a project with the talented photographer Dexter Murray, The book featured entirely film photography from San Francisco, Los Angeles and New Zealand. There’s still a handful of copies available online here.
What advice would you give students starting out?
To make the most of the resources you have access to at school or university. Whether it’s a printer, photography studio, camera etc. You’ll realise how valuable they actually are once you can’t access them anymore.
What’s the big goal in the next five years?
The goal is keep the journey alive with new projects and people. I’d love to establish a space in Wellington that encompasses what I’m passionate about, design, culture and skateboarding.
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