Ben Brown on the Aussie industry and risks. (part two)

Read part one of our interview HERE

Ø  What are your thoughts on the Australian Industry?
I don’t really have any. My work is pretty niche for want of a better word, and people I deal with are all nice and considerate I think. They know what they are getting from me and I deliver the best I can. I am probably a bit of an outsider in respect to the industry… I suffer a little bit from imposter syndrome. I don’t think I consider myself part of the industry, and don’t think too much about it.

Ø  What risks are worth taking?
wow… I’m not sure. The ones that have happy endings? - In design or illustration I think its good to take risks where possible, but at the same time you don’t want to blow something that has consequences for others. Working with people that are prepared to take risks along with you is fun and worth doing.


Ø  If you could make one rule that everyone had to follow, what rule would you make?
no dickheads… sounds a bit kind of bogan - but it is a simple truth to live by.

Ø  What is a dream you have that you’ve yet to achieve?
Lots of money in my pocket - heaps of radical ideas in my head - and plenty of time to execute those thoughts and turn them in to things that make people happy.

Ø  Who has impressed you most with what they’ve accomplished?
Pretty much anyone who has led a quiet unhurried life and achieved the things they set out to do and had a bit of love in their lives… but then again I’m quite impressed by people who have achieved outrageous fame, compromised their art for no one and burned out in a chaotic and explosive manner… I’m pretty easy to impress, so there are too many to mention.