Gareth Strange talks about embracing the imperfections
About the speaker
Gareth is a graphic designer and illustrator at Bluegg, based in Cardiff Bay. Working with a talented bunch of designers, developers and content specialists he helps bring brands and websites to life. When he’s not designing stuff, you’ll find him running or drinking whisky, but never at the same time.
Becoming a designer has its obstacles – Gareth is going to discuss his relationship with ink and how he learned to embrace the imperfections of hand rendered typography and illustrations. Doing this on a daily basis for many different types of client can be challenging, frustrating and great fun, all at once. There’s a journey and a process to finding the right tone and style to suit a client’s personality – and each is unique in it’s own way.
Gareth will talk about some of the people, places and projects that inspire him, as well as a look at some of his recent work and processes. Enjoy!
Check out Gareth’s portfolio: Strange Love
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You give any two people the same tool and the results are going to be different. — Gareth Strange
Give any two people the same pen, and the results are going to be different. — Gareth Strange
The craving of perfection really was my downfall. — Gareth Strange
A lot of big organisations just want to appear a lot more human. — Gareth Strange
I always say I’m a graphic designer who illustrates, the job of the designer is to solve problems and I guess an illustrator is as little more about self-expression. — Gareth Strange