To get started, can you tell our community a bit about yourself?
I’m a freelance graphic designer living in Berlin, originally from Australia. I try and stay relatively healthy, keep on top of my laundry and occasionally go dancing.
Trial and error, making mistakes and learning from them
How did you first start to define and refine your style?
Trial and error, making mistakes and learning from them, these things have helped to keep things moving forward. I try to change things up project to project and experiment, growth is important.
It looks like you’ve forged an almost symbiotic relationship with graphic design, music and merch.
A good chunk of my clients are record labels, artists and promoters. I’ve been lucky to work with some very talented people over the last few years who have been open and supportive of where I’m going to take their project.
I get much more satisfaction working on things that materialise physically.
How do you approach designing for a physical medium as opposed to digital?
I get much more satisfaction working on things that materialise physically. Being able to visualise something tangible from the screen is something I learned along the way and is an important tool for creating things beyond the digital realm.
Do you think it’s important to connect your digital work to a physical output?
The majority of my design work is executed digitally, so after spending all that time hunched over a screen it’s nice to see it come to life.
What was the idea behind your zine?
Intense experiences, they can be a great source of inspiration haha.
Where do you turn when you need a hit of inspiration?
I’m obsessed with books, I have a healthy mix of printed matter that I turn to when necessary. Reading fiction and poetry can spark ideas too, words are powerful.
Any plans, hopes or dreams for 2019 and beyond?
Nothing specific, right now I’m in to taking on projects that I enjoy and not tripping on the future too much. I’ve started making music again with some friends, excited to see what happens.
Leave the digital realm behind and read our piece on Bill Connors: Physical Medium.