About


Background:
My name’s Siôn and I’m a designer / creative based in Swansea, currently working for Pentagon Design Ltd.

I have a love of typography and minimal brand design, yet I actively try my best to not have a design style. I do this in order to approach any creative project appropriately, whether it be for digital marketing, brand identity or just art pieces (that I create in my own time).

I’m a passionate martial artist and combat sports competitor, with a 4th Dan Black Belt in Karate a 1st Dan Black Belt in Kick Boxing, along with multiple Welsh Caps and Titles for my country.

Due to having an equal love for both combat and creativity, I have decided to call myself the Artistic Pugilist, and my creations can be seen here.



Combat Sports:
I’m a former 2 X National Champion in Karate and 3 X National Title Contender in Kick Boxing. I fight out of Bungie’s Gym, Swansea and represent Budokan Wales every time I step into the Ring, Octagon or onto the Tatami.

When it comes to training, I always try my best to improve my capabilities, and even though I know I will never be World or European Champion in these sports, I will always grab every opportunity I can to train along side current champions and professionals in order to learn off the people who do possess the talent to go that far in combat sports.



Home & Family:
At home, I have a Fox Red Labrador called Zen, and a mischievous black cat called Sugar Ray Leonard and the 3 of us live together with my fiancée and soon to be wife Lauren.

We’re currently going through a major house renovation, where we’re working on building our dream home for our future together as husband and wife.



Music:
As well as having strong passions for creativity, combat sports and my little family, I also can not live without music.

Even though 75% of my listening time is filled with house music and drum and bass, my all time favourite bands and artist include Oasis / Liam Gallagher, The Stone Roses / Ian Brown, The Streets and Kano.

(Side note: I’ve seen The Stone Roses live 3 times and each experience has been life changing)



Books / Podcasts:
I’m a firm believer in: “Be the best you can possibly be and the rest will fall into place”

In order to do this, I constantly try and better myself with books and podcasts, whether they’re self help, time management, autobiographies or imaginative fiction. There’s a lesson in every book if you look for one.


To conclude:
Even though I’m generally a terrible writer and an even worse speller, I’ve started this blog so I have a place to share my thoughts, ideas, rants, and opinions on my multiple passions.

The plan is, I intend take 60 minutes out of my day every Sunday to write 1 new blog post. If I stick to this plan, then I’ll work out what the next stage of the plan is.