10 years from now, I imagine having a conversation with my son Jack, who is currently 5 months old. I imagine him asking “why is my middle name Torben? Is that actually a name?” And in reply I’ll say something like “Well son, you know how we both love Lego and Bacon, and cinnamon pastries and your mum says that I have a problem with spending too much money on Scandinavian furniture?” There’s a reason. It’s in our blood.
After talking about my Grandad, and his Danish heritage, I imagine Jack asking “So what was he like then, Great Grandad?”
I think it was probably 1990 where I decided that I’d grown out of ‘cutting and sticking’, and it took having a child and a rainy day in 2015 to rediscover it again. Here are some of my collages from the past year, and a few things I’ve learned from destroying all my magazines.
I recently had the pleasure of designing the identity for Sheffield Digital.
The organisation was set up a year ago by Chris, Mel, Saul, Neill and Andy, to connect people together in Sheffield, be a voice for the community and promote the city’s digital capabilities around the country/world.
When deciding what side projects to take up, I pick things that are different to what I do normally in the day, and challenge me in some kind of new way. A while back we needed a sofa at work and so it sounded like a good challenge to make one. “How hard can it be?” I said. (Well, quite, it turns out).