Heyooooo, I'm Sheridan 👋🏻
I'm an illustrator + artist + surface pattern designer.
I play in black and white, lines, marks and textures. My artistic style is energetic, stylish, organic; and effortlessly, yet boldly promotes an emotional hype.
The purpose of my art is to make people feel good, smile and lighten the mood. I create for the community who like to have a dang good time.
Who is my work for?
I am dedicated to bringing art to the everyday; offering a curated mix of on trend art for both men and women.
With a cheeky, but aesthetically-driven approach, I design and produce artwork that is great for gifting; or to keep all to yourself to decorate a small space, your apartment, home, office desk, studio, share-house or man-cave. Hang a giant drawing of a burger on your living room wall and subtly let everyone know what you’ll be ordering from Uber eats without even speaking.
The random way I do my thing.
I can’t create in silence. Just can’t. I’ve found I create my best work when I’ve got my headphones on, volume obnoxiously loud and am sprawled across a couch in aircon, with my cat resting on the armrest beside me. And fun fact, my lines are actually guided by the music I’m listening to! For example, if I’m listening to acoustics, my lines will be longer, more fluid and gentler. Though, if I’ve got rock blasting into my eardrums, my lines will be shorter, scratchy, and visually jumping to the fast-paced beat. I know it’s random, but it’s how I get into the zone, and I feel so dang good when I’m on that level. See if you can pick the subtle differences in my work!
What’s my creative working history?
Art director for an Internationally recognised raw pet food company (8 years).
Founder and designer for a quirky Brisbane handmade bow tie business, celebrating sustainable trade (Brissie band Sheppard wore one of my designs down the red carpet of the Aria’s #woo).
Senior graphic designer for a Brisbane creative agency (5 years).
Senior graphic designer and consultant for an Australian wedding stationery boutique making friends with bridezilla’s (2 years).
My parents’ golden child. ** Still current.
5 things to know about me:
- My favourite three activities in the world are: eating, drinking beer and hugging my cat, Burger.
- I was a creative kid; constantly drawing and imagining myself as a designer, architect, wedding planner or fashion designer.
- I’m an “over” type of person. I over-eat, over-think, over-sleep, over-complicate, over-whelm, over-indulge and love overalls.
- There are only three songs that I’ll agree to Karaoke to: 1. “Nothing too serious” (Icehouse) 2. “Bad to the bone” (George Thoroughgood & The Destroyers) and 3. “Backstreet’s back” (Backstreet Boys).
- Mum once told me “Sheridan” meant wild savage. I’ll let you decide if she’s right or she fibbed.
What other titles do I go under (that didn’t make the cut for the business card)?
Independent artist, freelance graphic designer and illustrator, creator, art director, stylist, professional beverage consumer, overqualified burger devourer.
Have I worked with anyone cool?
I’ve featured at David Jones Sydney, appeared in Fashion Journal Magazine, illustrated for Flight Centre and Sofar Sounds, been lead designer for Big Dog Pet Foods AND am illustrator for Spicy Baboon.
Did I study?
I’ve got a Bachelor of Visual Communication Design (Queensland College of Art). Class of 2009 represent!
What are my biggest fears?
Being bored, being boring to others, reptiles and scary movies.