Freelance Illustrator CatchphraseDan Talks #GoFishFriday

CatchphraseDan landed naked on earth in 1991 pretty much like Terminator, if you’ve seen it. He went into a bar full of bikers, took some clothes and a motorcycle, forgot completely about his mission of killing Sarah Conner, and has been residing in the West Midlands ever since.” – Quiche Williams, Channel 8 news.


‘I studied graphic design at the Nottingham Trent University, and worked as an illustrator, designer and copywriter for a few years at a creative brand agency after I graduated. I went rogue a few months back, shaved my healthy head of glorious hair and I’ve been working as a freelance illustrator ever since.’


‘The #GoFishFriday illustrated playing card deck is a project that I have been working on in my spare time all year.I wanted to begin a weekly illustration project that was fun and that I would look forward to each week. Now, as you know, there are 52 weeks in a year, 12 Craigs in a David and 52 cards in a merry old deck – how convenient is that? Well, it was very convenient for me, so I packed up my things and began my journey, stopping every Friday to add a card or two to the deck.’


‘The deck is fully hand illustrated, with original artwork on each card. It contains a whole years worth of ideas, inspiration and influences, and represents creating something for the sheer enjoyment of creating. A limited first edition of 2000 decks got printed in early October 2015 and are available now.’





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