How did this evolve to moving image and where you are today as a multimedia designer and animation director? What was your first foray into the industry? And what keeps you in interested in the advertising and design industry?
A friend of mine who was an animator introduced me into the animation world, and I was driven by this idea to make my graffiti/paintings move.
A couple of years later, whilst going to college, a friend and I started a small collective.
We were focused on creating images and stop motion animation using a light painting technique. The technique we used was what happens when, for example, you take a picture in the evening while a car drives by and the lights of the car are captured as long light strokes.
We used the effect with a moving light source whilst taking long-exposure still images for our stop motion videos.
The light painting project was very successful. It started off with a Myspace page and then soon went viral. We were working on all kind of campaigns and TV ads for clients like Sprint, Talk Talk, O2, Playstation, and so on.
You’ve been described as a communication designer, illustrator and graffiti-artist – can you tell us a bit about that and how you work across a range of mediums? What do you see as the common themes that weave throughout your works despite the medium?
In general, I am a curious person and I love to explore new things and to get out of my comfort zone. I love to find playful ways to illustrate stories either as a still image, animation, typography, pattern, sculptures and mural painting, always with a passion for handcrafted design, tactile illustration and animation.
I’ve got a fascination for physical objects, materials and making things happen on a manual level. I also love the magic of stop-motion and in-camera tricks and pushing the boundaries of analogue techniques and combining a variety of media like stop-motion, clay animation, hand-drawn, cg and live-action.