Sickboy moved to London from Bristol in 2007 and his street art became prevalent particularly in the East End boroughs of Shoreditch and Tower Hamlets as one of the first UK graffiti artists to use a logo instead of a 'tag'.
Originally training in fine art Sickboy's reputation originally grew as he become known for painting his 'temple' logo on wheelie bins. Sickboy names Spanish street artist La Mano as a major influence.
"At the time, graffiti was mainly seen as letter-based, but Le Mano just used a logo and repeated it... I'd never been a big fan of stencil work, which is where a lot of people think graffiti crosses over into more acceptable street art. La Mano stuck more closely to the graffiti aspect, which I try to adhere to now. I like the freehand, grab-a-tin-of-spray-paint approach". Guardian Interview.