I am a very easy going sort of guy that doesn't get too stressed
about things. It's a trait that I inherited from my father
who managed to stay calm even though he had at least a half
dozen kids creating havoc in the house at any one time. He
managed to keep alive during world War II, seeing action in
Europe and Africa so I guess our home wasn't so bad after
I love what I do, sometimes I have to pinch myself as I still
find it hard to believe that I make a living from drawing
and making cool looking things on a computer. I had no idea
what I wanted to be when I was growing up, perhaps a signwriter
or commecial artist, whatever that was? I learned my trade
the old way, drawing on tracing paper and hand drawing type
for mock-up designs, using letraset and a waxer for paste-up,
getting type 'set' by a typesetter then making corrections
so that I could get it back again!
Thank goodness for computers, especially the Mac. I love
my machines they are just beautiful, functionally and aesthetically.
The internet is the focus these days, you can publish your
work instantly which is so powerful. Although I am in the
thick of the information age I could easily put things aside
and enjoy a more simple life with my family. There's a piece
of land out there somewhere calling our names and I'd be happy
sitting by a nice warm fire or enjoying the view in the sun...
that day will come, and with our mobile and connected world
maybe I can have both.