How would you describe your aesthetic?
I like to create this warm, fuzzy feeling of nostalgia that reminds people of their childhood memories of watching cartoons. There’s also a DIY, handmade aesthetic to my work. I think all my illustrations are quite wobbly and a bit wonky – all the lines kind of boil and feel organic and quite lively. So, I would say: DIY, fuzzy, warm, nostalgic, colourful and bright.
Do you have a favourite colour?
Say you’re having a day where you feel super uninspired, is there one place you go where you feel, “This will spark an idea”?
Sometimes, to come up with ideas, I like to write little stories. Or I’ll do a kind of mind map with nouns and try to piece those things together to create a story. A lot of my work is quite autobiographical, so tapping into past situations or feelings. I think of times when I felt awkward or thought, “That was a weird interaction!” For me, it’s like journaling.
The main thing is also feeling good. Sleeping, drinking loads of water – drinking water is very important. Sometimes, I’ll think I’m having the worst day ever, that everything I draw is rubbish. Then I’ll drink a few pints of water and good work starts coming out! I think it’s really important to not take it too seriously as well, because if you put loads of pressure on yourself to create something, you’ll never come up with anything. If you’re not feeling it, you’re not feeling it. Trying to find happiness in yourself makes you create happy work.