In 2005 Tristan founded Never Now, a design studio which has worked with leading local and international brands. That same year he co-founded Melbourne art fellowship The Serps with artist and musician Brendan Huntley. He has worked in the art department at Perks & Mini (P.A.M), as an Art Director for Mambo, Ksubi and P. Johnson Tailors. At present, he lives in Melbourne with his two children and his wife, and is the Creative Director and Co-publisher of The Blackmail. Whilst Tristan is rarely seen without his computer, he has been known to use pencils, pens, pastels and various other mediums.