Home is the land of bonny Scotland, but in my search for a creative hub I crossed the Anglo-Scottish border and headed towards Manchester. I now find myself living in the warmer side of the country, but it rains just as much.
I am a freelance graphic designer and illustrator, with a sound knowledge of web design.
I am creative, organised and highly motivated. Some of my projects include: the Country Holidays for Inner City Kids (CHICKS) charity website, created with the support of Bluestone360. CHICKS is a national children's charity that provides respite breaks to young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. They desperately needed a new web presence and our solution was able to provide this.
I have had the pleasure of working with the great people at Rapport Events. They are an award winning agency that create effective solutions through event-led communication. The pace and energy in the run-up to a Rapport led event is always so exhilarating.
I have also briefly been part of the Design & Development team at theEword, an SEO (search engine optimisation) agency based in Trafford Park. They are very much committed to driving web traffic to client websites, and helping them get to the top of search engine results.
My interest in the digital landscape led me to working with BBC R&D, based in MediaCityUK (North Lab - Salford Quays), on a cutting edge perceptive media project. I provided the illustrations that accompanied their very first demo 'Breaking Out'.
Most recently, I have been working with Marketing Manchester on a range of collateral to help promote the city as a tourist and business destination. Amongst many things, this involved many hours of browsing through their collection of delicious photos for the creation of A Year in Manchester recipe collection.