My Tablet & Me – Design Processes

Coming soon to the Inkygoodness blog, My Tablet & Me shines a light on creatives and their design processes.

A series of editorial features in association with UK retailer Argos, ‘ My Tablet & Me’ will take you into the heart of the artist’s studio to reveal how today’s illustrators think and work.

Starting on 2nd December and running till mid-January we will run our first interview series in conversation with three up & coming creatives, inviting them to share their creative processes, expert advice and essential tools for productivity through the use of hand held tablets.

Planning projects, organising meetings, sharing documents with clients, sketching and creating artwork, today’s creatives are expected to juggle multiple projects and tasks in any given day – regardless of their location. So how can we manage our time efficiently whilst remaining productive on the move?

In conversation with graphic designer Alex Fowkes, comic artist Kristyna Baczynski and illustrator Andrew Groves we will explore the creative capabilities of three best selling tablets: Samsung Galaxy 3, Apple iPad and Google Nexus, and discover the multitude of uses they can offer to improve productivity and work flow.

Join us as we take you on a journey across the U.K exploring the work of three illustrators, each with their own distinctive style and unique approach to image-making.

Meet our creatives:

Alex Fowkes – see his #MyTabletandMe experience here

A freelance graphic designer from London, Alex Fowkes graduated from Nottingham Trent University in 2010 with a first class honors degree in Graphic Design. Having worked for a number of high profile clients including Sony Music, Empire and the O2, Alex was one of our first speakers at Glug Birmingham. Using the Samsung Galaxy 3 tablet from this range at Argos, Alex will be executing a new mural project next week. | @Alex_Fowkes

Kristyna Baczynski – see her #MyTabletandMe experience here

Kristyna Baczynski is an illustrator, comic book artist and designer who grew up in The Pennines of Yorkshire and now lives in Leeds. Since being named Thought Bubble’s first Artist in Residence last year, Baczynski’s work has appeared in anthologies such as Nelson, Solipsistic Pop, Paper Science, Thought Bubble Anthology 2011 & 2012 and music monthly The Stool Pigeon as well as producing a number of self published mini-comics. Kristyna will be experimenting with a variety of sketching, painting and drawing apps available exclusively on the iPad with retina display, available at Argos here. | @kbaczynski

Andrew Groves see his #MyTabletandMe experience here

Natural phenomenon, wilderness exploration and adventures are common themes in the work of U.K illustrator Andrew Groves, who lives and works in a barn in West Sussex. Andrew also runs Miscellaneous Adventures: a craft project showcasing and selling handmade wooden objects and outdoor accessories, and teaching fellow creatives how to make their own things from wood on regular outdoor workshops. In our third and final My Tablet & Me installment, Andrew will take the Nexus 7 from Argos out and about in the woods near his studio to capture reference material for a new illustration. | @crystalofwisdom

We’re excited to present My Tablet & Me – essential reading for illustrators and creatives looking for tips on how to improve their productivity! Follow us on twitter to hear about each editorial as they’re published, and keep track of the action with our hashtag #MyTabletandMe.


Our artists have used the following tablets:

  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 Inch WiFi Tablet 16GB – £179 – available at Argos
  • Google Nexus 7 2013 16GB – £149.99 – available at Argos
  • iPad with Retina Display Wi-Fi 16GB White – £279 – available at Argos



Posted on Nov 26th, 14 by | Twitter: @lisahassell

Founder & director of Inkygoodness, Lisa is a published writer and arts journalist, focusing on creative business, graphic art and illustration and design education. Her words regularly appear in Computer Arts, Creative Bloq, Digital Arts and IdN.

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