I graduated from Camberwell College of Arts in 2003 with a BA (Hons) 2:1 in graphic design. At university I learned how to think: I call it 'looking sideways'. I learned not to take things at face value and go beyond your first idea. I wouldn't know how to switch this off now – it's a part of me and what I do.
I currently work as a freelance graphic designer. Previously I have worked as a graphic designer in corporate environments for thirteen years. I've had the opportunity to work in several countries in the Middle East for long periods and I've worked on some high profile public infrastructure projects.
During my time as a corporate graphic designer for Atkins and Arcadis I have worked on a number of projects to win work, present solutions, provide positioning and capability statements, explain technical solutions, and inform the general public about consultation plans amongst many others.
I have designed deliverables for client projects such as: The Kuwait Public Transport Masterplan | Qatar Central Planning Office | Developers such as Knight Dragon | Grosvenor Estates | Derwent London | Native Land | Heathrow, Gatwick and Hong Kong Airports | Thames Water | Thames Tideway Tunnel | Church Commissioners | Jeddah Metro Company | Shell | Total | Crossrail | HS2 | Deutsche Bank | HSBC | RBS | Palace of Westminster
My portfolio shows some of my creative project work in detail covering graphic design, illustration and photography. Several of my images were selected as part of the Amateur Photographer Citylife Billboard Competition in 2015 and were exhibited aroung the country.
The online magazines Time Out and The Londonist have frequently used my imagery for news articles.
I often work on some of my own projects, some of which I have documented in my monthly blog. I find it hard to switch off the 'creative need' so I have to let the animal out sometimes! Not only am I used to working to tight deadlines, working on multiple projects, I also have an eye for detail and I'm a bit of a perfectionist.