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Q&A with Joe Rogers

(aka Colourbox): designer of things

My name is Joe, I also go under the name Colourbox for my artwork. I make things.

What inspired you to become a designer?

I enjoyed doing art at school and things just developed from there.

What design software (or tools) do you use?

I produce my artwork with a variety of mixed media, paper, pens, paints etc etc. I only tend to really use photoshop and just basically as a compositional and colouring tool.

What is your ideal work environment?

Somewhere where I can concentrate, do my own thing and not be disturbed. I have never worked in a shared studio, I tend to like to work alone.

Where does your design inspiration come from? 

I guess inspiration comes from daily life, I can never really pinpoint one particular source, things just get jumbled up in my brain and idea can spring out of my head from nowhere. I do however like looking at other artists blogs, visiting galleries, watching art and music documentaries, lectures and performances to keep myself informed and I guess that is my general architecture of inspiration.

Who is the person you admire most?

I do not have one particular person, I admire many artists and creatives. I admire people who have an open way of thinking, interesting methods of producing their work and who stick to their guns.