I’m a freelance graphic designer living in Bury St Edmunds, where I grew up. When I’m not making lino prints and working on a solo act with my looping station, I make explainer videos, print materials and web content for businesses ranging from sole traders to corporations. I like the variety.
That’s me today. Chronologically-speaking it goes something like this…
I was born in Ipswich, Suffolk but spent my so-called formative years in Bury St Edmunds. After thinking that I couldn’t possibly follow my dream of being an artist or designer, I studied computer science at the West Suffolk College and moved to Canada. I then decided that I couldn’t handle IT for another minute and studied Fine Art at the Alberta College of Art and then Communications and Design at a private college. Years of fruitless ladder-climbing didn’t really appeal so I made the bold jump straight into freelance work. Fast forward a few years and I moved back to the UK in 2012, back to my old home in the middle of Suffolk.
Meanwhile, I worked through the grades for classical piano and violin, took up the guitar and grabbed a bass on the way. I have played in a number of cover bands but one of my favourite times was playing violin with The Kimberlites when they supported Steve Taylor on his Canadian tour.
At the moment, making art means lino prints and making music means playing various instruments with the aid of a Boss RC300 looping station, a clever piece of kit that allows me to layer sounds and control them all with my feet. I write and record my own music at home, and have recorded some other artists in the comfort of my recording/art studio.
I’m usually found at a Marillion concert, visiting art galleries on weekend excursions, going to jazz concerts, selling artwork (lino prints) at local markets and simply enjoying life with my wonderful wife, Clare, without whom I would probably never see the light of day.
Find out more about my commercial work at nickburman.uk