Jeremy Ley has voices in his head. They're not all crazy voices, a lot of them are quite normal. Infact some of them have been used on big ad campaigns. You see Jeremy also has the ability to draw (he's pretty good at it too!) This means the voices also exist out there in the real world.
When he was young he travelled a lot; Europe, Asia, America, basically wherever his parents went. As an only child he was forced to come up with friends of his own. This is when he started to draw. His characters were wild and full of life, but also subtle and a bit peculiar. Eventually those friends became his BFFs and started to get him recognition in the commercial and art world. They now earn their keep by doing his biddings from time to time.
Jeremy and his friends have illustrated and storyboarded for clients such as Cadbury, Telstra, Disney, Clemenger BBDO, Newcastle University, Vice as well as his excitable little cousins.
Place of Birth:
Currently Living in:
Train, bus, bike, or other:
Doesn't matter. When the end comes there's no escaping, friendo.
What's the most important object in your studio?
The panic button.
Paper or Plastic?
If you could resurrect one no longer living person to have lunch with, knowing you will have to return them to the grave right after coffee, who would it be?
Beetlejuice. Beetlejuice. Beetlejuice.
Preferred method of dealing with an encounter with an acquaintance whose name you can't remember.
Tell them I need to see their ID for security reasons.
Why don't you flip the tortoise over, Leon?
Because I'm too busy... flipping my gun! BAM!!!
How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?
Two... unless it's a trick question, then I'll say one.
Favourite client so far?
My niece Harriet. She asked for a pooh going down a hill on a skateboard. There's no way she got that from TV. Pure genius.
Favourite imaginary client?
The one breathing in your ear.
How does your mother describe your profession?
She would probably just smile.
Coffee or tea?
What's your earliest drawing memory?
My ol' man and I used to play this game where we'd draw islands and tanks, then we'd take turns to blow each other up. It was a basic turn based strategy game. A bit geeky.
How do you prefer to spend your mornings?
Waking up before the sunrise, drinking five raw eggs, then running around in the dark.
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