About the artist
Your recent Teefury design, Storm in a Teacup did really well. How was your first Teefury experience? Fantastic. Comments were mostly positive and encouraging. That kind of feedback is very inspiring and I created three new t-shirt designs that week.
Got any new projects in the works? At the moment I am coordinating a project whereby I have invited 22 different artists to each create one of the cards of the major arcana of the Tarot. If it's successful, I'd like to extend the project to encompass the minor arcana as well - but that's another 56 artworks. Still, you never know...
What's a day in the life of Ross like?
At the moment very lazy. I've moved cities and am in the process of setting up as a freelance designer. As such I'm not rushed off my feet which is nice as it gives me time to catch up on some training, do some art and get back in to playing the piano.
Do you own alot of shirts? If so, what's your favorite?
I own a ridiculous amount of shirts which is actually very handy if I don't get around to doing the washing for a while. My favourite shirt is by a Melbourne designer called Mike Hepburn and it's called "Big Fat Robot Has A Victim"
What advice would you offer to aspiring designers?
Plug yourself into the collective consciousness as much as you can. Fill your head with pop culture and 'high art' and enjoy what comes out of the mix. On a more practical level, have an idea before you fire up the computer - a rough sketch or a series of thoughts, otherwise time will end up disappearing rather quickly.
MAC or PC?
Oh definitely Mac. Without a doubt. Using Windows makes my brain feel like a thousand ants are biting it from the inside. I can't be the only one who feels like that can I? Surely not.
Do you have any interesting hobbies or tales of intrigue? Do tell!
I wish I did have tales of intrigue. It would mean my life is more interesting than it seems. I do use a false name to send bizarre, nonsensical letters to companies asking weird things about their products but as yet haven't received any replies. I am a frustrated musician. And by frustrated I mean no record company executive has recognised my latent innate talent and handed me a million dollar recording contract. I do have a few songs people can listen to online:
just in case they know any record company executives...
Any shout outs?
Please check out the work of RubyRed, Scott Robinson and Caanan, all of whom are here on TeeFury and all of whom are ridiculously talented (and wonderful people to boot!). Also check out the online comic "The Plastic Age" drawn by my friend Rhys McDonald