B\Made is a one man setup, working on various graphic design and illustrative projects. A background in print, packaging and POS has been developed through working full-time over the past 7 years, designing for New Zealand and Australian retail chains, such as Stevens, The Warehouse, ALDI and Big W.
Illustration offers a chance to break away from the conformities of client and commercial needs. Combining hand-drawn imagery with vector graphics, work often conveys ideas of suffering and destruction, beauty within horror and alluding to discussions about society’s rules and systems.
WHERE ARE YOU BASED?
Auckland, New Zealand
STUDY OR SELF TAUGHT?
I have a Bachelor of Design, majoring in Visual Communications/Media Design from Unitec. I also like to explore personal art projects implementing drawing/painting media.
Yes, as a freelance designer/illustrator.
DESCRIBE YOUR WORK SPACE, SETUP, DESK, COMPUTER AND ALL THOSE THINGS…
I have a smallish space with a desk used for computer work and drawing/painting. There is also a large window, which looks into the backyard, framed by trees and a picket fence.
FAVOURITE TOOL TO MAKE IMAGES WITH?
My trusty black liquid ink pen.
DOES YOUR WORK HAVE ANY CONSTANT THEME OR MESSAGE?
Finding beauty within suffering and destruction.
Horror vs Beauty.
Reflecting on social values/issues and systems.
IF YOU COULD TRAVEL ANYWHERE TOMORROW, WHERE WOULD YOU GO AND WHY?
Outer space, maybe the moon. I like the idea of seeing earth from a distance while being weightless.
WHAT MEDIA ARE YOU ITCHING TO EXPLORE?
A few things really – video/time lapse/ 3D modeling, further development with paint/spray/ gouache, paper mache.
IF YOU HAD TO EXPLAIN YOUR WORK STYLE TO A STRANGER, HOW WOULD IT GO?
Black outline, use of few colours, a bit of shading, squiggle, squiggle, squiggle and a splash of wackiness.
Exhibit more work.
B\Made | 2017