What is your title, and can you explain what your daily responsibilities are?
My day job is as a Digital and Creative Manager for a telecommunications company, my hobby is graphic design and I am lucky to work with some really cool people outside of work using my design and social media skills. I also assist Glyn Dewis and do most of his design work, including his new branding and have just been commissioned to design the cover of his new Photoshop book with Peachpit. I really have to pinch myself sometimes how all this has come to be over the past 4 years, a lot of thanks goes to Scott Kelby, Richard Curtis (Adobe) and Glyn Dewis.
What inspired you most to become a Graphic artist? Why did you pursue this as a career?
These skills took me into the world of marketing in my 30’s and I have never looked back. I also love photography but much in the same way as I love football, I’m not too hot myself but I admire and love the work of great photography and photographers, not a big fan of pretentious photographers, its not about them, its about the images.
What do you think is the biggest obstacle to pursuing a career in the creative fields?
Be honest and be yourself.
With all the new versions of Photoshop what changes do you personally feel are the most exciting or brilliant?
What Photoshop artists/creatives/Graphic artists do you follow, and why do they stand out from others in your opinion?
What social networks do you like most? Which present good examples of Photoshop and Graphic design the best?
What is your prediction of the evolution of social networks? How do you think these networks will showcase artists and Photographers better in the future?
What predictions do you have for the future of Photoshop and Graphic Design?
Reading this back the words I notice I have said a lot are enable. evolve. engage (don’t nick that people) !!!
Thanks to Andrew for giving me his fantastic community platform to share my thoughts, I hope i made sense along the way.