Jay Holland Interview
I've seen Bowie in concert. Though I was quite small and I don't remember a lot of the show
I studied it at what was then The Arts Institute Bournemouth, its since changed names and that shows how long ago it was I graduated!
lots of people and things inspire me, mostly my surroundings, friends, fam, music and movies, old sign writers. Steven Powers.
That depends on what I'm doing, I could be in the studio, or on site. It mostly consists of painting letters. And it always starts with a cup of tea and a shower.
Look through old sign and lettering books, watch an old art or skateboard related video. Sit and think. Get the brushes out and see what happens.
They've all been top, apart from the ones that have not been top.
Mostly pencil and paper leading on to brush and paint. Sometimes a computer is involved and I'll use Illustrator when it is.
Old sign books. The internet.
I think its good to have some sort of financial back up in place before you make the jump to self employed, whether that be savings or a part time job for a day or two a week. It'll help a lot at the start as it means you don't have to worry too much about cash flow, and you can focus on getting your work out there and finding new clients. Also try to keep in mind that nothing happens instantly - all your heroes are in their 40's.
Having free reign to paint all the signs for a flower or grocery shop - I'm good to go with designs, I just need to find the owner.
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