Kirren’s Profile

If you were a sea creature, what would you be and why?

A narwhal, the so-called unicorn of the sea. Just imagine the damage you could cause with that huge spike on your h ead.

Who was your favorite comic book character as a kid?

I was obsessed with the Flintstones as a kid, so Fred Flintstone was my favourite. I had a bunch of toys from the c artoon and the movie that are hopefully still in my roof.

Right now I’m obsessed with……

Funko Pop! Vinyl Figures! They're these cute little pop culture collectables that are seriously destroying my bank account. I think there is constantly one more figure you want to add to your collection, so it never stops!

Really terrible movie that is your secret guilty pleasure?

Kung Pow! for sure, I loved it as a kid and I still do now. There's something about those badly dubbed and recycled scenes that really gets to me.

What song would best describe your art?

I'm going to have to say Bastille's 'Of the Night' (or the original by Corona) for the mere fact I make most of my designs at night and seem to be more productive then.

What's the strangest thing you've drawn?

A phallic-esque eggplant emoji. I'll never forget receiving an email asking if I could make it "more phallic looking" and having to Google what the word 'phallic' means.

What was your first job?  Have you always wanted to be an artist?

My first job was at supermarket working the graveyard shift with a few friends. It still has to be one of my favourite jobs, there's a lot of stupid things you can with an empty supermarket at your disposal. I wouldn't say I've always wanted to be an artist, I've just always enjoyed drawing. It's something that had kept m e out of trouble and exposed me to some great opportunities.

What was your "break through" moment you knew you made it as a designer/illustrator?

My break through moment was seeing some Emojis I designed (including the phallic eggplant) used in a short video fe aturing Joseph Gordon-Levitt. I've always loved his work and to have my work featured in a shot with him was surreal a nd still is.

You and one other person on a deserted island, who is it?

Tom Hanks and I in "Cast Away 2: Seriously, Again?". Tom would be prepared this time and he'd be able to teach me a things. I would say Bear Grylls, but get old real quick.

Wars or Trek?

I'm going to have to say Star Wars as I was never exposed to Star Trek until recently. Also, Star Wars offered a lo t of great toys and merchandise for kids so that probably won me over as well.

What super power would you have? Would you tell people or keep it to yourself?

The ability to teleport, I think that would come in handy. I would use it for fast travel around the world with my mates so I'd have to tell them, but that's it!

If you were not an artist, what would you be?

I'm obsessed with movies and enjoy film making so maybe something in that area. It would have to be something produ ctive or I'd bored out of my mind.

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