Placeholder image

a few words about illustration and art-direction.

My mind can quite easily inflict me with an overinflated existential crisis, triggered by a routine bout of tiredness. Sundays can become storms of unfounded worry and insecurity if I allow them to. But I am generally a happy person and to my knowledge, have never suffered from depression. Those I spoke to when putting together a podcast on male mental health, assure me I would certainly know if I had.

Artistic expression is a powerful asset

It was in 2013 that I first learned about the issue and met friends who continued to battle depression and anxiety. I worked with charity the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) to create an awareness campaign exploring the idea that artistic expression is a vastly under-utilised, multi-layered and powerful asset. I did a lot of introspection, thinking deeply about what it is that enables me to stay positive, and I was unable to see past my adoration and tribal belonging to creativity...

For the full article, head to my Design Week column.

Captcha




Like Us On Facebook Follow Us On Twitter Follow Us On Instagram Like Us On Pinterest Email Ben Tallon Illustration Home download my cv