-How long have you been into riding/skating? And have they played a roll in getting you into t-shirt design work?
I've been into riding and skating for bout 12 years of my life now and I would say that they have played an important role in my life and helping me create t-shirts that express the culture I am surrounded by
-How long have you been doing t-shirt designs and what's up with 'feign'?
I've only been designing tees for bout 6 months as my partner used to do the design work for Feign and I decided it was time for me to express my ideas and get them down onto paper and then actually getting them printed.
-What sort of difficulties have you run into with this sort of work?
We haven't actually come to any difficulties as we use an ace printer; [url=http://www.shirtysomething.com]Shirty-something[/url] (cheers rog)
-How long does a design usually take from start to finish and what sort of programs do you use?
Each and every design can take between a few minutes (an accidental mistake) to a few hours to a few weeks it depends on what frame of mind I'm in, I mean I could be having memory block so I reach for the old white cider and swig away till I get my thinking head on and then I work. as for the programs I use : adobe photoshop cs2 freehand, illustrator and a few others
-You've done a bit of work for valleyside, do you do much work outside of Feign?
I haven't really done much work at all other than feign and valleyside I mean I've done the odd flyers now and then but nothing too major but I am available for work and I am very cheap too.
-What sort of artist's have inspired your work?
I could say Derek Hess even though none of my work actually has any style of his but then again I don't think your work has too to be inspired by anyone as long as you can grasp inspiration, I must say that most of my ideas come from work I see around me stuff that happens in everyday life that has got to be the biggest inspiration to me
-Finally if a bike/skate company wanted to recruit your help on a project how would they go about contacting you?
-Any last words?
Cheers and thanks go out to Chris at Valleyside, Dan and Ste from Feign, the ev massive (chezzer and bow crew), Nero for much inspiration, The Feign skate team go Tumbletoe, my gf Lisa, mamma pea and 'lil Mark (kick some arse), god (had to get that one in) my rents and family and pretty much everyone that knows me. Anarchy bmx crew for been too street (die in style) ,campo for been even streeter and yes he is streeter than you! And that's it basically. I could go on and on but I won't and if I've forgotten you, I probably don't like you or I have genuinely forgotten
Interview by Chris/Valleyside