Parys Gardener

I’m an award-winning contemporary digital illustrator who has worked with brands including Nike, Footlocker, and gal-dem and organisations including Rising, Bristol 24/7 and Watershed. I’m passionate about identity, representation and celebrating homegrown talent. I have design skills, relationship-building experience and an indepth knowledge of Bristol’s cultural scene.

Creative Workforce for the Future has increased my self-confidence and has made me a better communicator. I’m empowered to be more vocal professionally.

Diversifying the workforce will freshen up idea generation and decision making – something everyone can benefit from. Voices like mine prevent the creative industries from becoming too male, pale, and stale.