I don’t publish much of my art or craft work on this website… mainly because the focus of this website is what we can do to help you with your marketing… rather than me promoting skills.

Tonight though I’m going to add a few examples. They were all done in my 20’s and teens. I still draw, create art and work in my workshop restoring kids bikes and other projects when I get a chance (when I get some free time). I accept commissions when requested.

Side note: Amongst things in my 20’s I had a variety of jobs in a variety of industries. My art and craft skills helped out a lot in most of these jobs:

  • A Sign-Writer’s Assistant for 12 months (taking a break from my studies when I was 20)
  • An Architectural Model Maker for 8 months when I was 21
  • A Newspaper Ad Layout Designer for 2 years (between the age of 20 and 22)
  • A Freelance Designer and Digital Photo Restoration Photoshop person (from age 20 onward – I still do commission work)

I also had plenty of other jobs before landing a full time career position at a Film and TV Post Production Facility in Roma St, Brisbane back in late 2002. My LinkedIn is here. I resigned that position in 2005, then worked in SEO for a while and other jobs. I was freelancing on the side and eventually I decided to move back to regional Queensland and start my own business where it was quieter and I had less social life distraction. I still have clients in Brisbane and elsewhere. New clients too, not just old. I’m more than happy to work for you no matter where you are based.

Now days I travel a lot with my work including regular tips to Brisbane, Warwick and Toowoomba. I also once again enjoy a great social life both in Bundaberg and elsewhere. Taking a short break from Brissy life to focus on starting and growing a business in a quieter community has proved to be a good step.

Anyway, here are some examples of my old art and crafts. Nowadays I usually just post side project progress updates and finished pieces to Instagram.

 

My Custom Restored Arcade Cabinet featuring a PlayStation 1 controller.

My Custom Restored Arcade Cabinet featuring a PlayStation 1 controller.

The cabinet shell needed a lightbox - we had just the thing. 2002

The cabinet shell needed a lightbox – we had just the thing. 2002

Needed to make a shelf to mount the Playstation 1 Controller. Masking up the buttons ready for painting. 2002

Needed to make a shelf to mount the Playstation 1 Controller. Masking up the buttons ready for painting. 2002

This drawing was based on a photograph taken by my Great Grandfather near Rockhampton. The women in the middle is my Great Grandmother. Lead pencil on A1 size cartridge paper. 2000

This drawing was based on a photograph taken by my Great Grandfather near Rockhampton. The women in the middle is my Great Grandmother. Lead pencil on A1 size cartridge paper. 2000

The drawing is large - this is a sample of it at 100% (exact size). 2000

The drawing is large – this is a sample of it at 100% (exact size). 2000

Exhibited in 2001. I was photographed beside the artwork.

Exhibited in 2001. I was photographed beside the artwork.

A bit of Illustrative work commissioned by a Cousin. The cartoon caricatures are of her children (his second-cousins). 2005

A bit of Illustrative work commissioned by a Cousin. The cartoon caricatures are of her children (his second-cousins). 2005

Example of my Digital Photo Restoration Work. I still do this work. Enquire online for prices. 2005

Example of my Digital Photo Restoration Work. I still do this work. Enquire online for prices. 2005

Another example of Digital Photo Restoration Work. 2005

Another example of Digital Photo Restoration Work. 2005

An advert I designed and pinned up around Uni and TAFE Campus's when I was mowing yards as a student. 2001

An advert I designed and pinned up around Uni and TAFE Campus’s when I was mowing yards as a student. 2001

Derek Zoolander. 2D Character Design and 2D Limited Cell Animation example using Flash. 2002

Derek Zoolander. 2D Character Design and 2D Limited Cell Animation example using Flash. 2002

Caricature Character Design for a Doctor Friend of mine. 2005

Caricature Character Design for a Doctor Friend of mine. 2005

 

The blogger blog I skinned for a Doctor mate way back when. The blog is still online http://graemekay.blogspot.com.au/

The blogger blog I skinned for a Doctor mate way back when. The blog is still online http://graemekay.blogspot.com.au/

Doodle Art and rough illustrative sketches. Still one of my pastimes :)

Doodle Art and rough illustrative sketches. Still one of my pastimes 🙂

Showed a young friend to the family how to draw his then favourite cartoon character. 2009

Showed a young friend to the family how to draw his then favourite cartoon character. 2009

I have always enjoyed restoring things including Push Bikes. This is a Haro Frame with after-market parts. 2012. Update: 12-11-17: These days I have a side-activity (spare time) hobby business where I restore and/or refurb kids bikes, vintage, old-school, mid-school and new-school bikes. The facebook page is here.https://www.facebook.com/js.bikes.refurbs.and.restoration/

I have always enjoyed restoring things including Push Bikes. This is a Haro Frame with after-market parts. 2012. Update: 12-11-17: These days I have a side-activity (spare time) hobby business where I restore and/or refurb kids bikes, vintage, old-school, mid-school and new-school bikes. The facebook page is here.

Painting the frame. 2012

Painting the frame. 2012

I decided to try my hand at fruit art. This was my first attempt. 2013

I decided to try my hand at fruit art. This was my first attempt. 2013

Needed to make some fruit art tools - Heinz canned food tins were put to use. 2013

Needed to make some fruit art tools – Heinz canned food tins were put to use. 2013

I always wanted a model f1 car. At age 15 I carved this out of 2 pieces of 2x4" Pine Timber and scrap Balsa Wood. Painted with 'Tiny Tins' and a steady hand. Decals were hand drawn on paper and glued on. 1994

I always wanted a model f1 car. At age 15 I carved this out of 2 pieces of 2×4″ Pine Timber and scrap Balsa Wood. Painted with ‘Tiny Tins’ and a steady hand. Decals were hand drawn on paper and glued on. 1994