I always appreciate artists that are instantly recognisable, and you fall in to this category well. You have a very unique style of illustrating, what’s the inspiration behind it?
I get inspiration from heaps of things - cartoons, comics, fruit, old school signage, lollies, soda, coffee, stickers, toys, flowers and googly eyes.
The best kind of inspiration.
Digital or analogue?
Both. I use whatever tool is necessary for the task at hand.
Where do you work from and what’s an average day for you?
My studio on Karangahape Road where I’ve been for the past seven or so years now.
That’s a decent stint.
After coffee and breakfast I head into the studio and work through whatever admin I have to do. After that I like to get any online shop orders I have packed and ready for the courier and then I tuck into whatever project I have on the go. That can vary from client work, to private artwork commissions through to personal projects. I usually wrap up work by 5pm and then I can go and hang out. In my opinion, if you want to freelance it’s best to treat your practice like a job and keep your working hours as close to 9–5pm as possible.
Nice work, I tried to lock my self in my studio from sun up to sun down, but as you mentioned, it’s a lot more productive to operate under the 9-5 structure. I think it’s important to make sure you are handling life outside of your studio.