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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...

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