How do your pieces come to life? Tell us one interesting thing about your creative process?
"Each piece begins with inspiration, which I usually find in the quiet details of my surroundings, or occasionally in my dreams. From there, I may go straight to pen and paper, or I might sketch a few possible interpretations beforehand to see which design works best. The next steps depend greatly on the final surface and purpose of the piece. If the pattern is to be licensed or sold to a client, I’ll scan the drawing, digitally edit the contrast, and when requested will digitally trace the pattern and make it repeat-ready, so the design can be infinitely tiled. When it comes to mural or large-scale pieces, I’ll often play with mockups of the space first to find the design and scale that best compliments it. From there, the process depends on the type of design, the texture of the surface, and the scale: I might draw it freehand with a paint marker, sketch it out first in pencil, use a projector or use hand-made stencils."