Here are a few things you should know about Scott:
He was a professional teacher for almost four years, including a stint teaching music at a Young Offenders Institute. After leaving teaching, he left the UK and moved to California for four months and started DVL Design Company (his last name, without vowels, and sans the second ‘L’), which was his old graffiti tag.
He's a seriously devout atheist. He's battling depression. He’s a hermit. He has his own small recording studio in his hometown and he drums in a grunge band from Burslem. His close friends include bikers, artists, photographers, sports-fans, nurses, counsellors, other musicians and even the guy who does the voice of KITT in Knight Rider.
He has lots of tattoos, including a half sleeve dedicated to three famous atheist idols of his: George Carlin, Penn Jillette and Terry Pratchett. He loves Lost in Translation and Haruki Murakami, Macintosh and Fight Club, Hunter S. Thompson and the Icelandic post-rock band Sigur Ros, Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind and old school hip hop. His Derby home contains keepsakes from his heroes—including a signed picture given to him by Peter Murphy of Bauhaus, everything his old students ever gave to him, and a ton of books—but it's remarkably lacking in his own work; his graduation (that his mother made him attend) photo is hidden behind the couch and the artwork on the walls is a mixture of old Beano prints and sassy animals.
He listens to music or watches X Files whilst he draws at the table in his living room with a cup of coffee, the kettle is never cold and his dog Obi Wan snoozes on a blanket on the couch.
Without background in design, with no varied business skill set, but with a keen eye for detail and a "I'll-do-it-even-if-it-kills-me" attitude, Scott brings new and different designs to the Home Decor table.