"Do you feel like you had a lot of freedom within your advertising work at the time?"
"I took the freedom and I paid the price. Obviously, if you take a commission then you are doing something for a client. However, I thought that I was doing it for myself because I thought it was the best way to do it. A lot of my work comes from the heart: it is very convincing and real. In a lot of ways I was very lucky; the people that worked with me were very relaxed and they gave me a lot of space to do what I wanted. There weren’t as many control freaks around."
A Jack Smurthwaite Interview for ArtWeb September 2015 via Skype
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