Artist's Statement

Cole is a multi-disciplinary artist with a desire to create imperfect but earnest works that explore memory, desire, grief - and above all else - play.

In his personal work, he draws inspiration from a range of sources, including the Pre-Raphaelites, 20th-century street photography, shoujo manga and his every day life as a queer man to create saturated figures that are distorted with emotion.

However, as a designer, he is an enthusiastic chameleon, taking full advantage of collaborative practices to jump between roles, mediums, genres and philosophies in order to help the project successfully bloom.

In the future, he hopes to study education in order to learn how to share his knowledge and enthusiasm for design in new enjoyable and accessible ways.