Can you start by giving some background about yourself? Where you are from? What is your background? How did you get into design?
I’m based in Melbourne, Australia. My day job is design, and so is my recreational job – designing t-shirts!
Where did you get the name GeekChic?
Where do you get your inspiration for your designs?
It’s tricky to say, it can come from anywhere really. I have a stack of RSS feeds to various websites (the daily what, geekologie, wired etc.). I guess it’s a matter of parking a lot of stuff in the back of my mind and every now and then something good bubbles up to the surface.
When you create a new t shirt design, what is sort of process do you follow?
What current projects are you working on now? And can we get an exclusive peek?
Geek Shirts HQ: I really like this shirt, the line work and overall design is excellent and I love the colors, they work so well, judging by the initial sketches of the floppy disk version that like it will be a great design as well.
Who are your favorite designers?
Outside of t-shirts, I like the work of some classic graphic designers like Paul Rand and Saul Bass. I also admire Jonathan Ive’s work at Apple and Dutch Architect Rem Koolhaas who integrates graphics and clever signage into all his work.
Do you try to convey any message in your designs?
Geek Shirts HQ: This is my favorite Geek Chic tee, I am a huge Doctor Who fan and I just love the concept of this great design, and the Union Jack flag on the Moon is pretty cool as well. 🙂
Re-boot for sure! They’ve really turned things inside out in the latest movie and I found the whole thing to be a visual masterpiece too. Really looking forward to more! Have you seen the original series lately – it’s so boring!
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
Working on things I love and spending time with my family – my wife and I have three kids to keep us busy!
What other interests and hobbies do you have when you’re not designing?
Mostly I’m hanging out with the kids – they’re all boys and Lego is a favorite pastime as are trips to the zoo and the odd gallery or museum.
Anyone you want to give a shout out to?
- Rubyred for being an awesome chap.
- Andy at hideyourarms.com for his amazing support,
- Jon at shirtoid.com for sharing my work and flyguydotnet for reviewing my Stormtrooper Academy shirt
- Of course the crew at Redbubble is freaking great too – none of what I do would be possible without Redbubble, they are the best!
Where is the best place to find your designs and buy some of your shirts? And of course get in contact with you
- All my work is for sale at Redbubble
- I’m on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest too
- and now I am also on Society6
- Oh and I have a few designs up for voting at qwertee – head over and vote them up!
Geek Shirts HQ: A big thank you to Geek Chic for a great interview and taking the time out to speak to Geek Shirts HQ, I have been reliably informed that GeekChic has started watching Firefly, so we may see a design soon. I hope so!