Marcus Oakley

The Creative Unconscious: What's your name, age, and professional title? Where are you currently employed?

Marcus Oakley: Marcus Oakley / 43 / Graphic Artist

TCU: What hobbies do you have outside of your professional field that keep you inspired and motivated to generate personal work? How do they inspire you?

MO: Walking / Cycling / Camping / Reading / Nature / Landscape / Architecture / Baking Bread / 1970’s Films / Ceramics / Melodic Music / Art & Design

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TCU: Do you have a hard time balancing being a creative professional and generating personal work that you're proud of?

MO: I don’t have a hard time / I’m really interested in the fuzzy and foggy overlap of Art and Design. Both my practices professional and personal have a symbiotic relationship and they both inform each other.

TCU: What time of day do you feel the most creative? What about the most productive?

MO: Generally in the day time although strange ideas can appear in the night time.

TCU: What are your creative goals for the future?

MO: I don’t have any specific goals just to keep on keeping on.

TCU: Are you working on any personal projects right now? If so, can you share a little bit about your inspiration and your creative process?

MO: Something I have been wanting to work on are kites and I will be continue to work on my music project ‘The Sunflower Band.'

TCU: What scares you?

MO: Nothing I can think of.

TCU: What does success mean to you?

MO: I’m not sure what success really is.


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