Interview with Gaunty
Colin Gauntlett, aka Gaunty is an overall good guy and a talented designer. You don’t believe me? Well, you can read on, I hope I can convince you. Living in Bilbao, Spain, this European freelancer has made a reputation for his professional, honest and positive attitude.
His latest achievement is winning the Tee-Off battle from emptees.com, a friendly competition between the world’s best apparel designers. And I mean the best. Even if not all of the elite entered the “battle”, winning against a fierce competition of 64 is still an event worth mentioning.
So, yeah, I proved he is talented and capable as a designer…but the best part is that he decided to support the cause of a fellow artist, Ryan, who tries to raise some money for his cancer sick friend, by donating part of his prizes. Sure, we are not talking thousands of bucks or anything, but such a gesture really tells a story about this man.
Enough introduction, let this surfer speak for himself!
As a European, how do you feel about the specific of design on other continents (if you feel there is such a thing)?
You gained a lot of respect and admiration because of your decision to donate a big part of your prize from the emptees tee-off to a man that needs all the help he can get. Have you always been such a humanitarian?
Not at all, I kill insects and don’t open doors for old women (They have such bad attitudes here, ha-ha). No, I felt in that situation I could really help a person in need. Cancer pulls on my heart string and I don’t donate as much as I would like to so I thought this was a great way to help out. The people on Emptees really look out for each other. It´s very sad to know that I will never meet a lot of them in person.
What can we expect from you next?
I can only hope you enjoyed reading about this awesome guy! I know I did. I also regret that I won’t be able to meet a lot of people I made friends with over the Internet, but you never know!