Friends of SWELL: Brodie Jackson

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posted by James Willmott

Welcome to Friends of SWELL, a new segment highlighting the faces behind the brands fresh collection and groundbreaking campaign. To kick things off, we introduce Brodie Jackson, the creative mastermind based out Byron Bay’s regional sister city Mullumbimby, in northern New South Wales.

A unique and imaginable stylish edge to say the least, Brodie’s work has not only captured the eye of many Australians, with international act Ray Barbee just one of many big names showing love for the inked up artist making waves in an innovative industry.

Jackson recently collaborated with the family at SWELL on two original prints and an enamel pin that are exclusive to new range we are all waiting to get our mitts on. Step in and meet the man himself, and discover his simple, creative world.

For those who don’t know, give us a brief rundown of who you are and what you are about?
My name is Brodie Jackson and I like sunshine.

How did you get into art?
Started to draw.

What makes the Byron Bay area so special to live?
Surf.

What does a normal day in Byron Bay look like for Brodie Jackson?
The Pass.

You’ve collaborated on 2 prints exclusive to the SWELL range. Give us a run down on them?
Surf Extreme.BRODIE BRODIE1Where did you draw inspiration for these pieces?
Painting.

Can you talk us through what is involved in the design process, from the first sketches and samples to eventually seeing final product.
Think of something to draw and draw it. 

If you could choose one person (dead or alive) to rep these pieces, who would it be and why?
No ones that’s dead and who ever is alive.

Describe your style of art and who inspires you?
Whatever my friends like.

What about your wardrobe? Where do you draw inspiration to shape your style?
No tech beards, floppy hats or tight trackies!

What will we catch you doing when you aren’t creating art?
Creating art.

Describe your general workspace?
Small.

What is the last thing you created?
A creation.

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