Hello, I'm Francis! I find value in recording and playing with themes that exist in the everyday. People, places and situations find their way into my personal work; I've always sought to observe and reflect the current state of things. I do this through drawing and note taking which act as the main vehicle for creative output. Drawing allows my process to evolve through immediacy and spontaneity; journal keeping and intuitive scrawls also empower my creative decisions in a commercial context. Much of my current work is exploring handcraft processes and self-publication. Even when working digitally I attempt to retain a sense of the aura of handmade things; my work often hybridises traditional media with new technologies and their great potential. I am absolutely fascinated by design of the past- heritage motifs, sign writing, woodblock and book design. I believe it is worth emulating and drawing inspiration from these ways of making things - it's exciting to use these familiar visual elements in new ways. The long and short of it - I am an applied artist who has never been overly concerned with a coherent style, but more by passions and context. I'm driven by my ability to remain adaptable and take on new challenges with finese.Locked Pro Plan feature
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Design work has involved the following: Kagoule, No Nothings, The Hubbards, Unknown Collective, Fruit Trade Music, Vulgarians, The Wytches, Grizzly Tapes, The New Adelphi Club, The Welly Club, SMILER, FELONY, TEAM PICTURE, Witch Girl Recordings, The University of Edinburgh, The Collumnist, Out of the Blueprint +
Face to face charity marketing on behalf of UNICEF and Mental Health Foundation.