Joker _ Temple _ Friend
1979 _ b. Truro, Cornwall. UK.
1980 _ Begins developing pictures in his mind aged one years.
1982 _ Creative, enthusiatic, funny, socially inappropriate individual starts to take form.
1983 _ Culture shock. Relocate to Birmingham, UK. First contact w/ homeless human beings [ rename them the box people ]. Miss sea, sand & country air.
1985 _ Encouragement from teachers aged 5 years reaffirms idea that talent in art & writing is manifesting itself rightly.
1986 _ Brief spell pursuing various team sports; football, hockey, cricket & tennis; collect a few medals.
1988 _ Learn to play chess. Pinnacle moment.
1989 _ Stumble upon the magical art of skateboarding.
1995 _ Permanent exclusion from Secondary School ‘allegedly’ for supplying a class B drug. Stress causes hair to go curly.
1996 _ 3 years extensively studying Art & Design whilst also harnessing raconteur dictation.
1997 _ Entreprenuerial spirit unfazed, sideline realised pedalling mens designer label knock offs.
1999 _ Accepted onto BA Industrial Design degree course at BIAD University. Too much maths not enough creativity. Drop out within a year.
2000 _ Head down, hard work and steely eyed determination eventually lands contracts w/ Converse & Santa Cruz skateboards.
Travels to the USA _ LA, SF, AZ. Enlightening character building three month adventure.
2001 _ Returns, re-enrolls at BIAD University this time to study for BA in Visual Communication.
2004 _ Successfully graduates w/ First-Class Honours.
2005-06 _ Wins Channel 4’s Creative Class GOLD award for creativity.
2006 _ Decade of freelancing ensues for a plethora of clientele big & small.
Work published in numerous notable heavyweight creative publications.
Further accolades bestowed by reputable creative organisations.
2012 _ Focuses energy on making art for solely non-commercial purposes.
Results in absolute soul rebirth.
Exhibits works at the MMK Frankfurt _ Museum fur Moderne Kunst.
Artwork acquired by the MIK Ludwigsburg Museum, Germany for their public collection.
2016 _ Re-imagines commercial practice under studio _ PEPL0W.
2019 _ Continues playing, working, shining & growing.
Skateboarding moulds outlook on life, underpinning choices made, company kept, fundamentally every challenge set & taken on.
Gratitude ... land _ sea _ sky _ sun _ moon _ ma _ pa _ eternal.
© studio _ PEPL0W