Q&A: Ewen Donaldson, Vivad

Why did you get into printing?

My parents’ company Polyweld manufactured truck side curtains, piezoelectric drop on demand print head technology came about around the same period, so printing on trucks seemed like a good idea at the time.

Dream holiday destination?

I like hiking in the wilderness so anywhere which is nowhere is good for me.

Favourite movie?

That’s a hard one, it would be cliché to put Shawshank RedemptionTrading Places and Back to the Future were my favourites growing up. More recently Hunt for the Wilderpeople, and Death of Stalin. Can I skip this?

What makes your blood boil?

Bad customer service

Three people alive or dead you would have dinner with?

David Attenborough

Billy Connelly


If you didn’t work in print what would you be doing?

Rocket surgeon

How do you like to unwind?

Sailing, walking, glass of red with a few friends

Do you have a weird habit?

Yes, I scratch and sniff print jobs in public places, I’m getting help

Album or artist you love to put on repeat?

Flight of the Concords

What is something you are always asked?

Can we get a bigger factory?

What is your greatest luxury in life?

Freshly shucked oysters from the south Melbourne market

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