I’m an artist and designer. My work is heavily informed by my experience in security document design – the designing and printing of banknotes.
Money is a reflection of Humanity’s vision of itself. I often use the language of banknote design to express my ideas, which are at times pataphysical, alchemical, spiritual, global, humanitarian, or are specifically concerned with a future vision.
I’ve always had an interest in the design of money, and money itself. My earliest artistic memory is making handmade banknote forgeries. It wasn’t until I graduated from the Slade School of Fine Art in 2008, and the stock markets tumbled, that refocused my interest in money – how it works, or doesn’t.
Naturally, I was drawn to new forms of money, such as cryptocurrency. The story of cryptocurrency is the story of a redefining of Humanity’s self-perception and desire for novelty, borne out of necessity. My design methodology, my fascination with money, and the potential for self-expression to be truly decentralized all converge on the blockchain.
As well as digital design, I draw and sculpt, make videos, write music, blog, give talks, and write books and articles.
Leeds College of Art, Leeds 2003-2004
Slade School of Art, UCL, London 2004-2008
Cooper Union School, New York 2006
Slade School of Fine Art interview polaroid (2004)
Slade BA final show poster (2008)
Sunrise from the roof of Cooper Union, New York
Near the site of 9/11, September 11 2006