Working in Cardiff for the last 16 years, I’ve had the pleasure of working with some truly great creatives, with most of them starting as juniors. Fresh out of college and looking for that all important first rung on the ladder. One of my responsibilities at Black Sheep has been to find that talent.
As Black Sheep’s Creative Director, this experience has given me the opportunity to help guide and nurture the talented creatives that we’ve been fortunate to employ over the years. Whilst seeing them go on to greater heights in their careers has been a real thrill for me and has probably been the most challenging and yet the most rewarding part of my career to-date.
Lecturing, has been something I’ve been interested in doing, but didn’t know how or when it might happen in my career. So naturally, I jumped at the opportunity when Angela Williams, Course Director, BA(Hons) Design for Advertising at Swansea Metropolitan University approached me with a view to teaching on the course. As it’s especially relevant and exciting for me to come back to Swansea after spending a few formative years at the college, studying Technical Illustration (1990-91), when it was Swansea Institute of Higher Education guided me to where I am today.
So, as of 28th September, I’ll be at the University every Tuesday until Christmas.