Success Story: Adam Hickey

Each successful designers have followed a variety of paths to achieve their goals. If you want to pursue your profession as a designer, you can draw inspiration from the life of the following designer.

Adam Hickey, a self-taught artist.

I’m a self-taught artist. My art teacher from when I was in school told me I didn’t have a creative or artistic bone in my body and I dramatically failed my art exam. I’m guessing because I could not at the time draw landscape pictures or portraits. My art skills mainly laid in comic book style art. Skip forward a few years. Got married, had a few children, during that time I developed a love for tattoos! I even found an apprenticeship in a local studio to get me on my way. Sadly it all came to a halt due to family circumstances and managing an additional full-time job within the retail sector.

So with tattooing out of the window for the unforeseeable future, I decided to continue working on my artwork at home, learning new styles and techniques along with the knowledge I gained from working in a tattoo studio. Then I had the idea of customizing my ps4 controller facia, and from that idea, it leads me into more designs and built up a pretty good but small customer base. It gave me confidence as an artist that I so desperately needed to continue working on my artwork and customizations. I rely on social networking for work as well as word of mouth recommendations.

How did you develop a fondness for artwork?

I have always had a love for art from as far back as I can remember, I always use art and craft to help me either keep occupied, release my creativity, or to manage my depression.

My Art Station!

My personal Facebook page for my artwork and small business is beard and ink console tinkering and customs. The link is below.

https://www.facebook.com/Beardandinkcleansweep/

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