After studying a diploma in graphic design for three years, a twenty year period of mastering Adobe Creative Suite, working in an advertising studio, harnessing my own clients, liaising with those clients and controlling the relevant admin in the design field ensued.

Advertising studios were key in shaping my discipline and work ethic and honing the endless creative flare that graphic design is fueled with. Running my own one-man studio was by far the most challenging in adding client relations and ridiculously boring admin to the growing list of skills – not to mention keeping the self-employed-salary coming in every month with alarmingly difficult sales journeys.

Illustration and writing have crept into the skills list and are even starting to pull their weight on the monthly bill paying challenge. A fair amount of web design with html and WordPress have been dabbled with.