It's difficult to write about yourself without making yourself sound big headed. . .But I'll give it a shot.
I was born and raised in West London and I spent most of my teens skating and being pretty unsuccessful in school. I quit school at around the age of 16, or rather "I was asked to leave" and coincidentally my uncle was just opening a skate shop at the time so he let me go and work for him there. Working at Halfpipe Skate Shop turned out to be one of the best things that could have happened to me. I was always into art and working in a skate shop meant I was surrounded by skate graphics, not to mention I met tonnes of cool people and got a good idea of how a to run a business. It was there I got my first gig designing boards and shirts which ignited my creativity.
I've been drawing for as long as I can remember but I fell a little out of love with it when I was in my 20's. A lack of direction and drive meant I didn't feel like I had a reason to draw. I always remained creative but had nothing to aim it at. I met my wife through the shop and she was the one that pushed me to do a graphic design course. So I enrolled in a local college and juggled my job and course work for a couple years. When I finished college, I started drawing more and I stumbled into pop culture artwork while putting together work for my portfolio.
I posted more drawings on social pages and people seemed to be really into the parody pop culture work I was putting out, so I got some stickers printed. They went pretty well and that expanded into pin badges and shirts. I was hand printing my first shirts on an old Magic Touch heat press that was so old it looked like it had been built at the turn of the century. Demand got a little too much for me to be using that old machine, so I decided to take some risks and invest in getting my shirts properly screen printed.