Zhomb was born on a dusty country back road in a tomato field somewhere in northern Queensland. Scribbled into the travel diary of two intrepid adventurers, their puppy Mo, and a clapped-out 1971 Holden. Unfortunately for some, it has nothing to do with the living dead, and means absolutely zilch! Intensely disliked by my first business mentor, it has nevertheless endured. A word on him though, he would travel back in time and rebrand Nike as Speedys Sporty Sprinters…
And 15 years later, I still love the logo!
Kirsty and her husband Angus happened upon my artwork when having breakfast at the newly opened Bread & Butter in Kirra. In the first month I met Kirsty, she gave birth to her third child, relocated her young family from Sydney to Brisbane, opened The Milk Bar to work there 7 days a week there whilst caring for her newborn who slept in the storeroom and breast fed during our meetings, not to mention the two other children when they bundled in after kindergarten finished for the day. Some 7 months later she casually mentioned she was also completing a PHD in Environment Science… A powerhouse of enthusiasm and possibility! My first official client, I was paid the highest compliment recently when asked to be the Godfather to their fourth child.
I was commissioned to create a series of three artworks for Hutchinson Builders soon to be completed new regional offices for the Gold Coast. The artworks reflect the regions natural beauty and lifestyle, all of which are enjoyed by the staff who live and work there. The artworks have been created digitally and are to be printed on premium archive canvas.