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 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 _ Los Angeles, San Francisco & Arizona.

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.

Alongside the guidance of American Representation. 

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.





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