Take a Sneak Peek Behind the Scenes of Rich Banks Art

Say hello to … 

Self employed artist, printmaker and graphic designer Rich Banks of Rich Banks Art.

dog in sunglasses blank greeting card

Tell us a little about yourself and your company? 

I graduated with a BA (Hons) degree in Graphic Design from the University of York in 2009. Since then I have been working as a freelance designer and artist. My work is mainly black and white pen drawings. My style is developed through learning and working alongside Architects, Fine Artists, Street Artists and Graphic Designers. My work focuses around things I see in everyday life, things I read in the news, music I listen to and things that amuse me.

Describe your typical working day … 

Get up about 6, drink coffee, shower, drink more coffee, check emails. 7am drive to my studio in York. 8am check emails again and the news. 9 – 12 work. 12 – 1 lunch. 1 – 5 work. 5 head home and have tea. 7 – 9 work.

What is the best thing about your job? 

You are constantly learning new skills. Whether that’s through the people you meet or that you teach yourself. I think that learning new skills and developing your practice is crucial if you want to be successful.

Do you use any specialist techniques? 

Uni Posca pens for my drawing. Inks from a local print supplier for my screen printing.

Your products …

What is your personal favourite product in your collection?

Smoking Frog. I’m really pleased with the original drawing, and also how the screen prints turned out.

frog with pipe blank greeting card

What are the most popular products in your range? 

Probably my animal cards, but my new circle drawings that I’ve just printed are being received really well.

dog in sunglasses blank greeting card

dog in sunglasses blank greeting card

butterflies blank greeting card

What are you working on at the moment? 

I’m currently designing my own font, to use on a new range of screen printed cards and posters.

What do you hope to achieve in the next year? 

To have my first solo exhibition of my drawings and to get my screen prints stocked in shops.

 

Thank you Rich!

To see more or find out about stocking these brilliant prints please visit the Rich Banks Art website.