From a young age I’ve been interested in design and storytelling, so it’s great to be part of the industry. My interests are widespread, which I believe helps my creative juices flow.
At work I can mainly be found designing anything from motion graphics pieces, apps and websites to posters and plasmas. To get a well-rounded view of what I can do, check out my portfolio.
Outside of work I enjoy pottering around my garden, wining and dining, designing (of course), writing and watching tv box sets and film (a healthy mixture of drama and blockbuster). I try to go on an adventure every now and then; a nice clamber up something tall in the Lake or Peak District for example, or somewhere further afield – recently Finland, and an upcoming action-packed trip to The Azores.
Training and development:
Besides my degree and everything that came before, I am a big advocate for continued development and enjoy learning whatever I can.
School of Motion: After Effects Kickstart, Animation Bootcamp, Cinema 4D Basecamp, Photography training, Axure training, Bloop Animation, Lean UX training, Smashing Magazine Frontend Bootcamp, UX Fundamentals, Interaction Design and Prototyping
Interaction Design – Coursera
Attending meet-ups and conferences whenever I can, including Vision Bristol and Collaborate Bristol.
All sorts of other creative stimulation, including:
Mosaic Workshop – Folkhouse, Photography Basics and Beyond: From Smartphone to DSLR,
Write your Novel – Folkhouse
Tools I use:
I use a great many tools including software and online resources. Here are a few:
Photoshop, After Effects, Illustrator, InDesign, Sketch w/Craft, Prototyping and wireframing with Axure and Balsamiq, Jira for ticketing and project management, Invision, Usertesting, Usabilityhub, testing first-hand with customers, Sublime Text and ye olde trusty pencil and paper
Photo by Matt Prosser.