I’m a twentysomething creative. I enjoy reading, travelling and lemon cake. I’m also partial to a good cup of coffee.
I co-founded a multi-disciplinary branding and design agency called SMILE. My job is to solve design problems and build engaging brand experiences. SMILE creates brand strategies and deliver them with the highest design standards, through the most appropriate media.
I studied Visual Communication at Birmingham Institute of Art and Design. Whilst at university I was awarded the Louisa Anne Ryland award. The prize was a grant enabling me to meet some of the worlds greatest typo/graphic influences. Highlights included Erik Spiekermann, Jonathan Barnbrook and Airside.
David Hockney, Joseph Muller Brockman, Henry Matisse, Paul Rand, Iconfactory, Pentagram, Erik Spiekermann, Saul Bass, Sebastian Lester, Build and Metalab.
I enjoy reading, especially about typography, but I’m also passionate about music. I play the Tenor and Alto Saxophone and really enjoy Hard-Bop Jazz.
My design interests mainly revolve around the International Typographic Style, but I am also really into user-experience design and automation.
I use the Adobe CS4, TextMate and CSSedit to service my regular design needs and rely on Basecamp and Highrise to keep my life organised.