THE 21 & 8-BIT PIRATES
founder, designer, workshop leader
The 21 Pirates is an international art group I formed with a friend in 2014, its sole purpose; to give any creative, of any age the chance to display their work through the medium of pop culture. International shows, partnerships and collaborations with the likes of Bandai Namco and Capcom have been created because of the incredibly talented creative community. You can learn more about The 21 Pirates on the website The21pirates.com
I founded The 8-bit pirates 2 years after The 21. It is aimed at young children in their primary school years; its purpose is to teach workshops on technology, game dev and art. 1, 5 and 10-week workshops have been created and delivered around the UK. The 8-Bit pirates have also had a positive and heavy impact on the UK teaching curriculum - forcing official bodies to rethink their (slightly negative) attitude towards artistic studies of young children in the UK.
Below you can see a (tiny) gallery of The 8-Bit pirate's workshops and branding I created.