Describe what you do creatively.
Professionally I’m a graphic designer focused on brand creation, although my passion is in the public art space and creating self-initiated projects.

Do you identify as an artist, illustrator, designer or something else?
I think all of the above and whatever else when it’s needed. ‘Creative’ seems to broadly cover all these things without being too boxed in. Although my daily work is mostly in the corporate designer role, I always try to satisfy the inner artist. The work I like to feature is very illustrative in nature and I'm most interested in the types of projects that allow me to explore that side of myself.

Do you stick to a defined stylistic direction in your work?
I like creating dynamic and evolving brands. I have a close affection for geometry and precise pure forms. I love working with expressive patterns, layers and composition. Usually things start out wild and chaotic. Then I find it’s my role to simplify and control.

If so, describe that direction and what led to that decision.
I think it’s a combination of a couple of things, I was always drawing as a kid and was really into graffiti at an early age. I used to think of myself as rebellious and was always trying to go against the grain and do things differently. That spirit was nurtured working with Inkahoots, fresh out of QCA. This experience helped me connect to the raw expression and impact of visual language. Travel and working overseas and experiencing different cultures have also been inspirational and a strong influence in my work.

What colours and/or shapes excite you?
Bright high contrast colours always get my attention, more psychedelic the better. I used to be obsessed with circle grids and precise geometric tangents, using these relationships in most of my work. These days I’ve become less rigid in my approach, I still enjoy creating solid geometric foundations, but I let my intuition guide the rest.

What is your relationship with chaos?
Sometimes I let chaos in the door and sit back while it has its way with whatever I’m doing. There’s a level of excitement and satisfaction through the channelling process that reawakens something inside. Sometimes I need to close the door, but I always feel it watching me through the windows.

Do you take risks or play it safe?
I take risks whenever possible. Experiment and play always bring out the best and unexpected results. I love the surprise of a good mistake that inspires a direction you wouldn’t have thought to do. Other times, playing it safe can get the job done and also make a happy client.

What discourages you from being creative?
Mostly the effort involved, sometimes it feels like I'm running out of steam. When creating art, I need to understand why am I doing this thing and what's the point? I struggle with that. It helps me to have a real outcome, a deadline, something to be accountable for or things tend to stay locked up forever inside the pages of yet another sketchbook. As well as the usual personal demons, high expectations and pressure that each project needs to be better than the last. 

What are you expecting from the RMXTV experience?
To free myself up some more, tap into my intuition by being unprepared. Get out of my comfort zone and hopefully peel back some more layers. Reconnect with that primal creative force that dwells inside all of us.

What do you know about the RMX projects?
I was finishing my course around the time Rinzen and the RMX Project began and was very inspired by the project at the time.