Today I met David who is originally from Lancashire.
Despite his parents wishing he had of just watched television, throughout his childhood David enjoyed writing and painting. Although he always aspired to go to art college, it wasn’t until he won a scholarship to the Bolton Regional College of Art his dream became a reality. Unfortunately after six months, David had to leave college for funding reasons. He then left home and moved to Manchester to find a job in advertising and marketing.
In Manchester, David got his first job as a junior in a marketing company, and he later moved to London where he started working for the top creative advertising agency of the time. With plenty of experience under his belt, he then spent two years in Munich creating graphics for the Olympics Organisation.
Following Munich, David moved to Amsterdam where he met his first wife, and had his first two children. When the marriage fell apart, he then spent some time living in America, before returning to England to pursue a career in writing. After doing well in a play writing competition, David wrote a series of children’s books for Ladybird, however following another failed marriage he decided to move to the lake district to teach.
In 1987, David opened up his own writing agency. The business had a really good four years and did incredibly well, before David returned to advertising; working as a consultant. Following a third failed marriage however, he decided to take on a boring job, and he started working in banking. For the past seven years, he has been working for Lloyds Banking, however in the near future David plans on working less, and by the end of the year he hopes to be fully retired.