I like using sketchbooks. There’s something liberating about being able to visually articulate, explore and collate new ideas. My sketchbooks are just for me and I don’t judge my ideas as they appear on the page.
Sorting through my huge stack of sketchbooks for a recent lecture, I realised how much my process has changed from my student days – what was once A3 and in pencil is now A5 and collaged. But whilst my sketchbooks have changed dramatically, they have always served the same purpose. They’re just a place for ideas to hang out for a while whilst my brain tries to make some kind of connection between them all. Projects (books, zines or concepts for future work) come from making order out that chaos.