Hello. My name is David-Lee Badger. Deadbeat is the moniker I began using in 2015 for all my creative endeavours. Having studied and graduated with a degree in Fine and Applied Art in 2010, I found myself meandering from project to project. I took on painting commissions, dabbled in street art, live performance illustration and even started a clothing company.
Deadbeat was born out of the desire to work for myself. It started with this idea that I could document the creative community in Belfast whilst offering my services as a graphic designer and illustrator. From there, I interviewed local artists, musicians and business owners, reviewed exhibition openings and films and started hosting events in my city.
A year later, my focus shifted. I didn't have as much time to write about what other people were doing. I found myself busy with design projects from book covers and magazine layouts to creating social media content and rebranding local businesses. I'm passionate about solving problems through the medium of design.