The pen is mightier than the paintbrush.
I’ve always been a writer. My mum still proudly hangs on to my creative writing jotters from primary school – they’re a great source of entertainment, especially at Christmas. My spelling was awful, but I had a gifted imagination. An imagination that took me to art school and then into advertising (where my spelling improved if anything).
Mum is my biggest fan – she's still got every school jotter I wrote (yes, my real name is Marvyn). And a few of my paintings still take pride of place in her house – they're better than what I could do now.
This seems as good a place as any to say how much I miss my fellow Art Director, Mark Graham, who sadly passed away a couple of years ago, Creative Director of Clayton Graham Communications. He was the sharpest, bravest, ballsiest and most creative man I have ever and probably will ever meet. RIP Mr G.
Finally, I'd like to credit Glasgow Design Agency, Front Page, for quite literally opening my eyes to the world - while working with clients such as Air New Zealand, Celebrity Cruises and Royal Caribbean.