The ongoing love and support shown to us over the years never ceases to amaze us. We feel incredibly honoured to be a part of such a great online community, and so to show some love in return we have created the Community Spotlight Project. With this series, we are going to focus on a new member of our community every week by showcasing their blog/work while at the same time, learning about what they carry and how they do it. After all, that’s what brought us all together in the first place right?
Q: Tell us a a little bit about yourself.
A: Heyya! Im Bede. I am 28 years young and live in Kings Cross, Sydney. I am a Graphic designer first and foremost, but I have worked as a Screen printer for the past 8 years, the last of which I studied part time at Shillington college. I grew up in southern Sydney skateboarding, drawing and listening to hip hop endlessly. Inevitably I got into graffiti and learnt how to twist letterforms and appreciate colour combinations, which I guess, led me to where I am today.
Q: Tell us a little bit about your site.
A: My site is just another way to showcase my work. Its great because anyone can look at my work and get a feel for what I’m into and who I am as a person, without ever having met me. It’s crazy when you meet someone new and they say they like your work.
Q: What inspires you to create stuff?
A: I guess everything, the world does. I get inspired walking through the city and seeing walls dripping with tags and likewise when I’m relaxing in a park filled with trees and happy dogs running about. Music would also be high on the list, as would be hanging out with mates, laughing over a few cheeky beers.
Q: What are your everyday carry essentials?
A: In terms of accessories? I guess the main things I would carry would be: My wallet, keys, phone, sunglasses, Sennheiser headphones, hat, small sketchbook and felt-tip pen.
Q: What do you look for when choosing a new bag?
A: When choosing a new bag I would look for one that catches my eye, then see if its comfortable. Thats a real deal breaker, ive had great looking bags that were uncomfortable and they just never got used. I like to sit my bag up high on my back to avoid back pain when carrying my laptop, books and other assorted paraphernalia. You want a bag that can you fit a lot into but does not look huge.
Q: Anything else you would like to add, projects you are working on?
A: Right now, my main priority is looking for more design work! So if you know someone…….haha. Besides that, I have been spending my time fleshing out my portfolio, designing websites and posters. I am also helping a good friend to design a charity website called www.creativegood.me which is basically a site where artists can donate designs and artwork that will get produced as prints and tee’s and then sold, with 100% of the profits going to cancer research, so take a look! Oh and thankyou to my lovely girl, Nicolien, for holding it down while I studied and worked full time last year. She also has a blog!
Thanks Bede, we look forward to seeing more of your work in the future!
Do you have a blog, website or project that you would like to share too? Send us a link via twitter @rushfaster or facebook.com/rushfaster.com.au and we’ll take a look!