Who are you, and what do you do?
20 something London based Graphic Designer and Visual artist.
Why do you focus on digital based art?
Because with digital, you’re not inhibited by the physicality of objects I guess. With physical art tools taking on a solid form, you can't manipulate them, therefore the possibilities in digital are endless. If I want to create art on the go, I can. It also means I can make the most of inspiration as it happens. I feel like it’s really starting to shift to out of the screen though. Working on combining both in the future is something that excites me.
What’s the one thing that has helped you get to where you are today?
Having such a supportive family is definitely one thing. But If I can be sneaky and add that social media has played a massive role in where I am in terms on finding jobs. Especially twitter and Instagram. Actively sharing your work was a relatively new thing when at was at uni. It has provided me with a good network of people who I share ideas and collaborate with.
What inspires you to keep doing what you’re doing?
I’m constantly looking at images, blogs, books, galleries; like most creatives. I’m in love with the Artsy app on my phone, to see all the exhibitions that are going on around the world. Also, It might seem pretty lame but I think my Instagram keeps me going, I kinda feed off it. It’s a good tool to see what things work and what doesn’t. I think just the act of sharing a piece of work is addictive, almost spurs you on to keep making new work and by doing that you develop.
What advice would you give to your 15 year old self if you could travel back in time?
Never doubt yourself
If you weren’t doing what you’re doing now – what else would you like to be doing?
The only path that I’ve ever really wanted to do is something artistic. There was a time I wanted to be an art therapist; so possibly that if I paid attention in science class a bit more.
No matter how small or insignificant, what is one thing you’ve done this week that has made you happy?
Sitting out on the balcony of my friends apartment in Manchester. Watching the city go by and catching up with some faces I hadn’t seen in far too long made me happy. Made me really value time that I had off work.
What are your plans for the next few years?
Carry on with some projects that are going on. Currently got a couple of exciting collaborations that will be finished. Hopefully get an exhibition going next year and carry on making work and developing as a human being.