About the artist
Where are you located?
Watford, near London, in the UK
What's a day in the life of Sean like?
Depends if I am working from home or in London. I work 3 days per week for a merch company called Backstreet International Merch. Generally I am on the computer by 10am checking emails, myspace and facebook. Then I spend the day mainly designing t-shirts, with the odd logo or CD design here and there. It's great, and I feel very privileged to work like this right now. It took many years of working every night and weekend with a full time job to get here, so I really do appreciate it. In the evening I like to play football (soccer), hang out with my girlfriend, and watch movies. And laugh a lot too. Having people that make you laugh is very important.
Do you own alot of shirts? If so, what's your favorite?
I own shit loads. I have two large boxes full in a garage, a bin (trash) bag full in the back of my car, and 8 shelves full in my bedroom. I did an exhibition in London of all the art/design work I do, and I did my t-shirt history as part of it. In there I said my first ever metal shirt is my favourite. It is a Motley Crue shirt from 1990ish, that I got for Xmas one year. I wanted a Megadeth one, but my grandma picked up the wrong one. I also really cherish a glittery, sequined Metallica shirt I have, and a Gn'R/Metallica split shirt from their '92 tour (I got it on ebay).
If you could go only to one restaurant for the next five years, which would it be?
I love pizza, so I guess I'd have to say Pizza Express. It's a chain in the UK that do stone baked Italian pizzas. Yum.
Have you ever had to get stitches? Any battle scars?
I have lots of stitches. When I was younger I tended to get cut in accidents, and my brother used to brake bones. I have scars on my head, face, legs, arms, hands from various silly accidents. I went hedge jumping once, and I nearly impaled myself on a fence and have puncture marks all up my left leg from that. What an idiot!
Is there somewhere in the world that you'd like to be right now?
I think I'd like to be in New York wandering the streets with my camera. That's a great place to be. I am planning a trip to Malta in August with my girlfriend, and I'd really like to be there chilling on the beach, surfing, going out for dinner and knocking-back cocktails.
If you had a million dollars, what would you do with it?
I'd get hammered drunk at a party with all my friends and family, travel the world, pay off my mortgage, and open a shop that sold cool things like t-shirts, music, toys and other knick-knacks. And pump some money into my own clothing lines.
Where would you like to see yourself in 5 years with your art career or other?
I'd like to be working with some of my favourite bands and running that knick-knack shop, with a family to go home to at the end of the day.
MAC or PC?
Mac. No question. I have no idea how to use a PC.
Recommend a product:
It's a shameless plug - the new Emo Elmo from www.grindthegears.com
Any shout outs?
Yeah, quite a few. Mum for being mum, dad for getting me into graphic design, Ben for being my bro, Charlotte for being beautiful & fun, Backstreet for being the best employers/people, Mumford for making me carry on with Tidy Ink (even though you didn't know it) and both my grandads for various reason.