We had the good fortune of connecting with Damon Richardson and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Damon, as a parent, what have you done for you children that you feel has had the most significant impact?
Being self employed / Freelance has given me the flexibility to be present for my adopted daughter which has been awesome.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
After 20yrs of designing corporate identities and projects that often are not in my control and ultimately not always satisfying I returned to painting as a complete antidote, no clients, no compromises just me and my canvasses.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I would take them around London where I live. We could start off in East London around Red Church Street for good coffee and pastries at Allpress Espresso Bar and then head off to Spitalfields and wander around the streets that still look the same as when Jack the Ripper wandered them, perhaps having a quick lager in the Ten Bells Pub.

Then head off to Potters Field Park for some green space in the city with views of Tower Bridge.

Finish off the day with and early dinner in Borough Market. Fish and Chips at ‘Fish’ and the ‘Globe’ pub.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I have been lucky to work with some very creative people and companies who through working with them have helped me springboard into other projects that otherwise would not have been possible. Embrace the curveballs that life can throw your way. You never know where the will lead!

Website: www.damonrichardson.com

Instagram: damonrichardsonart

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