How many years have you been a freelance illustrator?
I’ve been doing freelance work for about five years now. I got started after winning some money in an animation competition which I used to buy a decent computer and some, ahem, legit software. Since then I’ve been lucky enough to have a steady stream of clients to keep me going.
What can your work be applied to commercially?
I wish I could say concept art but, sadly, I’m not that skilled a draughtsman. Most of my work has been for animations and flyers/posters and is heavily character-based. I’ve had work published in magazines, books and on websites and have done some limited edition t-shirts. My work is quite light hearted and suits a younger audience which is where most of my commissions are aimed.
Where would you most like to see your illustrations being used?
I would love to be paid handsomely for creating my own series of trading cards.
What inspires you?
My kids. They are an awesome source of inspiration in so many ways. I only really started to take my drawing seriously after they were born. It’s funny what the sudden realisation of responsibility can do. Having kids is also a great excuse to watch cartoons!
Apart from illustration, what other skills do you have?
I can make 2D or 3D animation, build websites and design graphics. I once taught myself to make chain mail and am planning on learning how to knit next. I’ve already made a start but missed a stitch and ended up with a wooly mess.
What’s your favourite sandwich filling?
Tough question. A toasted cheese and tomato sandwich is pretty mean…