I’ve been obsessed with digital design since I discovered Jasc Paint Shop Pro in 1997. Things have moved on a lot since then and today I’m a Product Designer with experience working in-house at Disney, Pottermore, Sony PlayStation and D.C. Thompson’s Findmypast. I love to problem-solve, make things look beautiful and improve user experiences. I also love to read, write, play videogames and watch movies. When there’s time I enjoy a bit of drawing too.
After getting my A-Levels in English, Media Studies and Art I went to Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, where I completed a foundation diploma in Fine Art Moving Image. I enrolled at Sussex University to complete a BA in English Literature and Media Studies. My dissertation was based on violence in videogames, magic realism in the works of Salman Rushdie, and the history of pornography in Japanese Animation.
After a few months travelling I returned home to work as a runner at KEO films, the London-based independent television production company. After they opened a digital arm, KEO digital, I was promoted to work there as a Junior Designer. I left KEO in 2011 keen to expand on my love of digital design, and went on to work at Disney as a Creative Producer for the Disney Store websites for Europe.
I left Disney the following year to become the first in-house designer at Pottermore, an online reading experience with new writing from J.K. Rowling based on the Harry Potter series. In 2014 I left Pottermore to work at Sony Interactive Entertainment where I created, managed and delivered creative content for playstation.com and for all supported European territories. I helped to maintain the high level of creativity, consistency and quality expected from the PlayStation brand.
In 2017 I began working as a Product Designer at D.C. Thompson’s family history website Findmypast, where I’ve specialised in discovery using user-centered and agile design processes.
You can see more about what I have achieved by reading my CV here.
I have worked for the following brands: