Creative Lives — Graphic designer and artist Steve Hockett on juggling multiple projects and living up to your own 12-year-old ambitions
When he was 12, Manchester-based graphic designer and artist Steve Hockett wrote himself a letter to say he wanted to design skateboard graphics. After sidestepping his creative ambitions to study physics, he returned to his destined path in 2007, completing an MA in design. A five-year stint with design agency United Creatives followed, and now Steve operates under his own terms as a freelancer, working out of collective space The Engine House alongside close friends and collaborators. Steve spoke to us about the joys of working in a shared environment, juggling multiple projects and finances, and living up to your own 12-year-old expectations.
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