In this edition of ’60 Seconds With…’ we caught up with Jamie Burton of ‘Jamie’s Design & Marketing‘. We may only sit 10 feet away from each other, but this quick interview revealed things I never knew about the man!
How long have you been an artist and can you remember the first piece of art you created?
Pretty much all my life – I just never realised or pursued it until around 7 years ago and got into Graphic Design at Uni. It was mostly website design at first but it developed from there since I became self-employed.
Can you tell us a bit about what led you here doing what you do?
I’ve always had an interest in music art, particularly poster design, but I come from quite a corporate background. I used to be a marketing manager and my current commercial work is predominantly used in the retail industry. I like the music and art based projects as they’re not usually bound by rigid limitations, but that depends on the size of the artists. Of course I’d like to do a lot more of these types of projects in the future.
What book has influenced you the most?
I’m not much of a reader I have to admit, if I do they’re usually factual, or historic.
Can you name three films that have influenced you?
Star Wars – Return of the Jedi (not everyone’s fav but it’s defo mine)
The Dark Night
Who is your favourite artist?
What’s your favourite piece that you have created?
Actually… this piece for the INFL T-shirt, I’m really chuffed with.
What’s in your pocket?
Far too much crap
Are there any other Nottingham artists (any medium) we should check out?
Tom Camp is great – Go check him out
Fire or knife?
Curry or Chinese?
Neither – Thai instead
Red or Black?
Any tips for some artists starting out?
Keep learning … keep searching for new sources of inspiration (beyond Google)
Can you tell us some songs that you love? And/or some albums?
Sigur Ros – Kveikur
Shout out Louds – 14th of July
!!! – Pardon my freedom
The Blood Brothers – Set Fire to the Face on Fire
Ok, that’s 7 ….
Absolutely every Torche album is spectacular
Shellac – at Action Park
Green Day – Dookie
Ben Howard – Every Kingdom
Marmozets – the Weird And Wonderful Marmozets
What’s your guilty pleasure song?
Lionel Ritchie – All Night Long
What song can’t you stand, past or present?
I don’t know that I can’t stand any song to be honest – there’s loads that I just don’t get.
What’s in the pipeline for you?
I’m working on some animations, a couple of instructional videos and an IMessage sticker pack. I’ve no idea when they’ll be popping out to say hello as yet but I’m hoping within the next 3 months.
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By Oliver Cobbin