1. How did you get started making graphics based products?
I just fell into it really. I designed a popart Warhol inspired image for a friends birthday, which led to a commission for my 4 Cranes popart image. It really just snowballed from there.
2. What do you call your business?
I called it Belfast Times. I started my Belfast Times blog around the same time as I started creating a series of popart images and as they were mainly Belfast images it all sort of fitted together.
3. Where can people buy your products if they can't make it to St George's Market?
My designs and various products are for sale online through www.belfasttimes.co.uk
But in the City centre you can buy various products from Belfast Welcome Centre, Queens Welcome Centre, The Wickerman and Crumlin Road Gaol.
4. What inspires you?
I'm inspired by a lot of things. I love great designs, great advertising and great marketing. I love watching the world around me and just soaking up inspiration from everywhere, that could be from a shop window display, or it could be from something someone has said.
5. Tell us about how you work with an idea to make a product?
Making a product comes from something I've been inspired by and that could be from another product I've seen while on holiday or from something one of my stockists has requested or even from a customer. From there it's a lot of internet research to fine tune ideas, and find suppliers.
7. What's your favourite thing about Belfast?
I've travelled a lot, but I always say that Belfast is up there amongst my favourite cities in the world. Everywhere I go in the city I just have a laugh.... So I guess i have to say my favourite thing is the people!
Thank you Jeff. We are really excited for your guest post.
That's it for now ...
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