"My Kind of Maybe", by Daniel Graham for our Cornish Creatives series.
Daniel Graham, a versatile Graphic Designer, operates as a freelance professional in Newlyn, Cornwall. With a decade-long design career, he has collaborated with numerous captivating clients and delved into various creative fields including branding, illustration, motion, print, and digital design.
Explain what you do in one short sentence.
I work as a freelance graphic designer and illustrator.
Did you study your trade and if so where?
Yes, I obtained my education in graphic design and illustration from the prestigious London College of Communication.
How did you get into your groove?
From a young age, my passion for skateboarding opened my eyes to the vibrant world of graphics and creative culture. I was captivated by the exciting designs and artwork that embellished skateboards and the surrounding community.
How long have you been creating?
Creating has always been a part of who I am. I can still vividly remember sitting down as a child and sketching the tattoos on my older brother's arms.
If you weren't creating what would you be doing?
If I didn't have a strong passion for creating, I would definitely be out skateboarding... If only I had indestructible knees.
What’s beyond your wildest dreams?
My dream is to have a beautiful house and a successful design studio in Newlyn.
Who do you take the most inspiration from and why?
While it's difficult to pinpoint a single source of inspiration, there are several notable artists such as Funeral French, Mark Foster, Craig Gleason, and Mike Giant whom I have admired and drawn inspiration from for a long time.
Why did you create these pieces for the can art?
I opted to bring these pieces to life for the can art because they showcase my unique and whimsical illustration style, which I believe adds a touch of charm and playfulness to the overall design.
What does Cornwall mean to you?
Cornwall is my home, a place where I find endless opportunities for creative expression.
What’s your best piece of work and how did it come about?
I find it a challenging task to pick my best piece of work as I firmly believe that every design I create has its own distinct value.