Which five words best describe you? 6ft2, slight build, brown eyes, balding and blue overalls.
How did you get your career start and what path have you taken since? Fell into screen printing with Signature Prints back when I was 19, worked for a few years with them, wanted to learn more, with this it excited the passion, enrolled myself in Tafe Trade Screen Printing to learn all of the nuts and bolts, then set up my own backyard business out of my mum's garage at 22. With the knowledge of screen printing, I needed to also learn business so I sent myself on the Neis Business Programme (highly recommend). 23, first child on the way, had to get my shit together. Went to Billabong, did my tour of duty before they printed off-shore. Returned to Signature Prints, to launch the Florence Broadhurst Range. Creative differences meant that there was only one way, to go solo, Publisher Textiles was born.
What’s the best lesson you’ve learnt along the way? If there is a job worth doing, do it yourself. A Jack of all Trades, a master of none. SEE! the lessons keep coming.
What’s your proudest career achievement? Keeping this place of work running
What’s been your best decision? Going solo.
Who inspires you? Depends on the day... for example, stumbled across this, Dick and Rick Hoyt: Truly Inspirational.
What are you passionate about? Exploration.
Which person, living or dead, would you most like to meet? I think I could have great little chinwag with William Morris.
What dream do you still want to fulfil? Have a break and anything can happen.
What are you reading? Mr Nice.
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