How designers work: Matt Needle talks surrealism and fineliners

Matt Needle began freelancing in 2007 and has since worked with many high profile clients such as Nike, The Big Chill Festival (commissioned by London design studio Bleach), Clash Magazine, Chelsea Flower Show, Hugo Boss and CNN. "I am inspired by the minute and insignificant things I see around me," he says, "and I strive to create beautiful, meaningful, complex and often bizarre pieces." Here, Matt talks to us about his influences, his favourite design tools, the challenges of freelancing and his advice for developing your career.

1. What inspires you?

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