An olive farm west of Aix-en-Provence - Moulin du Mas de Vaudoret - offered the writer, then 25, accommodation and food in exchange for honest work. The fixed routine and early hours left long and free afternoons, in which the young Englishman immersed himself in fiction. But the writer was already writing; there were defining moments before this.
Frustrated and impatient. From my second month at university, I couldn’t wait to break free and write for myself. Befriending a poet lecturer and learning outside of class saved me.
At 27, the writer is employed by Bonne Marque as a freelancer. With the designer, a rare creative collaboration flourished from the chaos of agency-life. The two Born Makers have rebuilt Bonne Marque in their wild image. At the same time, they are open to freelance-type projects as a pair or individually, from agencies or clients, in branding, advertising, design and writing, providing the challenge excites.
Our writer and designer working relationship is unique, built on respect for each other’s work, sincere friendship, and the mutual desire to experiment with styles and push our creativity until something breaks. We're still pushing.
What now? The writer has written for Communication Arts, Netmag and Web Designer Mag, and believes his path arrows amongst such names. It places the writer in more of a central role in the creative industry opposed to the outskirts as 'outspoken misfit of Bonne Marque,' for whom he is now Creative Director and Partner.