Brendan Dawes is a UK based designer and artist
I'm a designer and artist living in the UK.
I like to cut things up then splice them together in different ways to make new things. These things can be digital, analogue or a combination of the two.
I use a text editor more than I do Photoshop; code is an intrinsic part of my process. I love pencils too. I once paid £30 on Ebay for an original Eberhard Faber Blackwing 602. Worth every penny.
I've written a few books. I've made many more websites. Most of the websites I've made no longer exist. The books however still live on.
My work is featured in museums and galleries across the world including The Museum of Modern Art in New York. I think I only ever got a grade F in art at high school.
I love to give talks about my process and work at conferences and universities. After one such talk someone came up to me and told me I was like "a big thought lozenge which they could suck on all day". Er, taxi for Dawes.
I often use data as a source material. I believe data by itself is not enough; data needs poetry.
My Mum once told her hairdresser I invented Google Maps. Not true.
Get in touch to talk to me about your next project or speaking at an event or anything else that's on your mind.
My full bio can be found here