Creative Interview With Adam Smith

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A great way to improve your own art and design is by looking at how others work.

This is especially true for creatives that want some extra knowledge into a certain discipline, industry or subject.

Instead of endlessly searching around the internet to find these resources, we’re created a brand new creative interview blog post which shares an interesting perspective into how one our artists likes to work.

If you want to discover the working process of an exciting artist, you’ve come to the right place!

Within this blog post, we’re going to be talking with Adam Smith, who recently won over on our voting platform, with his design ‘Welcome to the Jungle‘.

It’s a great piece of design, which incorporates a fresh, loose and creative drawing, which we love at Graphic Tide – because it works so well on t-shirts!

As Adam is a recent winner, we’re going to showcase his creative talent across our social media accounts, email audience, and also in blog posts – just like this one.

Our whole ethos at Graphic Tide is to help promote artists and designers, by selling their t-shirt designs, marketing their creative talents, and being part of our online community.

If you’re interested in being a part of this, be sure to submit your designs to us at any time!

Adam receives a commission on every t-shirt sold, and his t-shirt is currently available at a discounted pre-order rate of £20, before it goes into our shop.

If you want a t-shirt design which is not only created by one of our artists, but is striking, eye catching and different, be sure to head over to the product page.

You can save yourself over 10% on the original price!

Let’s get into our creative interview with Adam Smith!

1. Tell us a bit about yourself. What’s your main discipline?

I work full time as a Building Services Engineer, whilst doing my degree part-time at University.

Tortoise And Hare T-shirt Design

2. What are your influences or inspirations as a creative?

I don’t really have any specific influences, I tend to just doodle what comes to mind. I enjoy anything with humour, web-comics like Cyanide and Happiness and Poorly Drawn Lines.

I follow Rob Doyle and Moose Allian on Twitter, who both come up with some great stuff.

3. Tell us about your t-shirt design.

I’ve been doodling on the iPad for a while, but this is one of the first I did (around a year or two ago).

My fiancée always said it was her favourite, so I uploaded it to the site to see how it did.

Welcome To The Jungle T-shirt Design

4. Can you tell us about your creative process?

I have very little creative process, if any at all. I generally work 9-5 and tend to catch up on uni work on the weekend. I doodle to unwind whenever I get the chance.

I rarely start off with an idea when doodling, I tend to just start doodling and see what it comes out as.

5. Tell us something which we might not know about you.

In the 1600s I developed the Universal Law of Gravitation, but I let Isaac Newton take the credit because he was kinda bummed out about Galileo getting a mention in Queens “Bohemian Rhapsody” and not him…

6. Where can we get in contact with you?

Email is probably the best, they come through in my phone, so I can always respond fairly quickly.

Apologies, I’m a better drawer than a writer. (I also tend to stretch the truth at times)

Hells Angels Illustration

Thanks Adam!

We want to say a big congrats to Adam for successfully getting his t-shirt design into our store – it’s a really great design.

If you liked this blog post, be sure to check out Adam’s t-shirt design.

Thanks Adam for your contribution towards our Creative Interview blog post, and we hope you’ve become inspired by his working methods as a creative.

So thanks for visiting today, be sure to leave a comment below, as we would love to hear from you. Be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr, it will be great to see you on there. Thanks again, and have a great day!

About the author - HKJS


I'm an Illustrator, Designer & Animator from Hampshire, United Kingdom, and have been illustrating for a number of years. I have a wealth of experience within editorial, maps, posters and book covers. Having a firm interest in the creative industry and everything that revolves around it, I want to share what I've learnt to you. From this, I have a keen passion for t-shirt design and how illustration can become a part of something you wear.

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