“I focus a lot of my time on editorial projects such as books and magazines but I also enjoy creating more digital work like album artworks, branding, and illustrations. I’ve been working mainly in the fields of music, publishing, fashion, and culture.”
DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE.
I’d say I like focusing on striking typography, accompanied by a minimalist and structured layout. My style is also inspired by my love for printmaking. Whether it be through Risograph, lithography, silkscreen printing, I’ve been drawn to those grainy textures for a long time. I love bringing those into my more digital commissions, and the juxtaposition of those two universes. Usually, inspiration comes from things I see outside and that spark an idea of how to distort and modify them. Lately I’ve been really inspired by colors from the 70’s, but I think overall my work is influenced by a mix of different eras.
HOW DO YOU APPROACH A NEW ARTWORK?
It really depends on what kind of project it is. For branding, books, and generally longer projects, quite a bit of research is required to find a design direction that makes sense for the client. For posters for example, with a quicker turnaround, I’m usually more spontaneous and will start directly playing with typography and imagery.
THROUGH THE COLLECTIVE RISO SUR MER YOU’VE COLLABORATED ON A ZINE. TELL US ABOUT THE COLLECTIVE, WHAT YOUR INSPIRATIONS ARE AND HOW THE ZINE IS DESIGNED.
I founded Riso Sur Mer with friends from Glasgow and Paris in 2018, as a way for us to collaborate on personal printmaking projects, all based around the Risograph printing technique. We’ve made a few publications and zines, and our last one titled Rivages came out a few months ago. It’s 40 pages publication, printed in 4 Risograph colors, and is a collection of portraits through drawing, textures and found images. All five of us created a chapter, and then printed it at Studio Fidèle in Paris. We usually go to quite a few fairs a year to share our work, but with Covid most of the book and zine festivals have been postponed so we still have to do a proper IRL launch.
TELL US ABOUT YOUR DESIGNS FOR MIQUELA.
This was one of my first bigger projects, and I love working on it, as the art director and I shared similar references. I also commissioned Jacob Wise for the custom lettering that was used on the singles. I think Miquela is the first of many more of her kind to come. I realize that there’s a lot of controversy around her, but I think she’s very interesting.
WHAT ARE YOU WORKING ON AT THE MOMENT?
I’m currently designing a visual identity and art directing a new brand, which I’m really excited about. Hopefully, it will launch at the end of this year. With one of the design studios I sometimes work for, we’re also putting the finishing touches on a photography book where we went all out on the production and materials, and I can’t wait to hold it.