Ask me a question or tell me a quote…
What’s your job?
I’m a freelance graphic designer and illustrator. My portfolio site is www.leecrutchley.co.uk and if you’re interested in hiring me for a project send me an email to email@example.com.
How did you get started with Quoteskine?
I started writing down quotes and lyrics I liked years ago, but I never really knew what I was going to do with them. I always loved doodling too, and I used to mainly doodle letters and words. I got back from a “gap year” of travelling and wanted to do something creative everyday to keep myself sane while looking for a new job. So basically I dug out the box of quotes I had and started drawing them in a Moleskine I had lying around.
Where did you go travelling?
I took an around the world trip for about 10 months. I started in India, the travelled through a lot of South East Asia, onto Fiji, Australia and finally the west coast of the USA. If anyone is going to ask for my advice about a similar trip, the one piece of advice I will always give you is to DO IT!
Where are you from?
I’m from England, and at the minute I’m based near Birmingham (which is in the middle).
Are you a boy or a girl?
What materials do you use?
I generally use a Moleskine Large Sketchbook and a mixture of Sharpies, Staedtler TriPlus Pens and Letraset Pro Markers. I scan everything in using a Canon Lide 210.
How do your markers not bleed through the page?
They do sadly. I’ve learned to deal with it. It’s a bit annoying only using half of your sketchbook, but there’s not really much I can do about it.
What subjects did you study and where?
I studied Graphic Design and Typography at Stafford and Visual Communication at Leeds.
Can I get one of your drawings tattooed on me?
Of course! Just make sure you send me a photo when it’s done.
There’s a design of yours I want to buy that’s not in your store, will you be selling it?
If you let me know which drawing it is and what kind of product you want to buy it on I’ll do my best to get it onto the store for you.
Would you like to collaborate on my cool project?
I’m sure I would do, but there is only so much time in the day. There’s definitely no harm in asking though. If it’s really cool, I’m sure I can squeeze it in.