Like a cross between Zippy from Rainbow and The Night of the Living Dead.
I was born in Nottinghamshire. My childhood was a very uncomplicated affair, I spent most of my time riding BMX bikes and playing football.
I went to a school in a pit town just outside Nottingham. I didn't like school all that much, but I loved to draw on things. Despite my abysmal A- Level results, I earned a place on the Foundation Course at West Notts College. It was like an escape hatch. I liked hanging out with the freaks . I still like hanging out with freaks.
I ended up winning student of the year award and as part of a bet/dare from my fashion tutor applied to study fashion design at St. Martins. Despite knowing nothing about the reputation of the college and it's alumni, I got in. There were even more freaks for me to hang out with . I did't really enjoy making clothes all that much, but I still enjoyed drawing on things !
A few years after i graduated from the MA I began to sell my drawings.
I've worked for Marc by Marc Jacobs, Gucci , Missoni , Hugo Boss, Becks and Vans. I have designed a range of Will Broome for Topshop t-shirts and designed a dinner service for Wedgwood to celebrate their 250th anniversary .
I have exhibited in London and Paris, and sold to private collectors in New York , Paris, London & Copenhagen. Amongst others, I have been featured in POP, Dazed and Confused , Wallpaper , I-D The Guardian and WGSN.
I work in quite a naive way. I like the simple act of drawing, of making a mark . I can draw in a much more sophisticated style , I just choose to work like this. I don't really like any thing too slick or computer generated. I also work in collage - even when I do this it looks haphazard .
I am inspired by lots of things. Normally it's stuff I see on toilet walls and the street while riding my bike. I still like the things I liked when I was 11 : AC/DC, Black Sabbath, graphics from the 70's, Spiderman , stickers and the Incredible Hulk