HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR DESIGN PROCESS? FAVOURITE APPS AND PROGRAMS
When given a brief, I initially start with some research and draw what images pop into my head. I try not to think about the final outcome at this stage, as I like to keep an open mind. Then I'll produce a mind map, once I get familiar with the brief. Then I do more research based from what has been documented on the mind map.
From this stage, I produce further drawings and I like to make sure that the colours are right at this point, before scanning and developing some ideas on the computer. Colour plays a big part in the design process. I suppose it keeps me motivated. Lastly, finishing off my designs in PhotoShop.
WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR FAVOURITE DESIGN PROJECTS TO DATE?
My favourite design project to date are the children's gift wraps I designed at Deva. I had lots of fun with these. They were on display for this year's Spring Fair, at the NEC Birmingham. Also, I have recently produced a few illustrations for a booklet and animation, which is pretty cool! I can't say much for now about this till it goes live, which shouldn't be long now! I'm guessing within the next couple of months.