Creative Lives — “Why limit yourself to one thing?” Meet illustrator, designer and artist Marcus Walters

Posted 08 November 2017 Interview by Marianne Hanoun

It’s fair to say that freelance illustrator and designer Marcus Walters thrives off a tight deadline; “There’s a certain energy that comes with urgency.” But as much as the Stroud-based creative is wedded to his work, it’s something he now gets to share with his wife, Hayley, as part of their print and pattern studio, In House homewares. Recently swapping sugar paper for sticky vinyl and coloured offcuts, abstract shapes and bold imagery are staples of Marcus’ work. Choosing to study design for the breadth and variety it offered, today things are no different, and Marcus has collaged, printed and designed work for everything from museums and smoothies to cars and books. But while creative commitment is one thing, for Marcus, it’s not something that can be forced. He tells us about using his sketchbook as a container for new ideas and why finding time to seek inspiration is just as important as making.

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