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.


EDUCATION

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.


WORK EXPERIENCE

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: