When printing for a client I adhere to a strict protocol to ensure that I have a good estimate of how long it will take to complete the job, and in order to know where I am at all times.
Doing this part time affords me the luxury of being able to pick and choose client. If a job looks a bit boring then I will often turn it down. These means I only work on projects that genuinely excite me or that don’t involve too much repetitive work. This might sound like a ridiculous business practice but it works for me. It means I still enjoy printing and I am proud of everything I produce.
My favourite thing to print is t shirts and other clothing. It can be a pain but I love to work with independent brands and help them create a product that will stimulate the local economy and realise their artistic dreams.
I don’t just do screen printing though, although it does make up a large part of my work. I love all kinds of printing and enjoy experimenting with new techniques and new inks. In my formative years I exclusively used block printing, which was a lot of fun but quite limiting and very time consuming.
I’ve had the pleasure of working with several large brands in the UK and abroad. Helping them to produce all kinds of clothing for a variety of purposes. From so-called casual streetwear to heavy duty workwear.