Mr Smudge

Can you tell us a bit  about your typical  creative process?

Most of the time I collect ideas. This can be in the form of sketching, writing or photography. When I think one of those ideas could have potential I will start to take it further and see what it develops into. Music always helps too! 

What's been the highlight of your career so far?

I’ve had lots of great opportunities like developing a fabric pattern for Kip&Co, working with Brisbane Open House on a large scale artwork that was projected onto the William Jolly Bridge and illustrating local businesses in my neighbourhood. Probably the biggest highlight is working with other creatives and getting to know my local community. 

Can you tell us about your background and how you ended up doing what you do?

I’ve kept a pretty healthy habit of drawing since I was a kid and eventually studied graphic design at university. I started Mr Smudge (a nickname my parents gave me) to work on projects I was interested in.

What’s one piece of advice you’d give to any aspiring creatives?

Don’t wait for the perfect brief or project, make up your own.


What was the inspiration behind this piece?

I grew up on the Sunshine Coast and this piece reflects those busy summer days when everyone is keen to be in the water, enjoying themselves. 

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