A little bit about me

I’m a freelance designer with over 10 years experience in graphic design, responsive web design, design for mobile, e-commerce, digital marketing, UX, branding and digital illustration.

After starting my working career training to be a dispensing optician, I got bored. Looking at eyes wasn’t going to cut it, but using them was. So I left my job and went back to studying (even though my mum didn’t think it was the best idea). 4 long years went by and after many all-nighters, paper cuts and one or two beers, I qualified with a 2:1 BA (hons) in Graphic Design from Cumbria Institute of the Arts. My mum was pleased! Then the working world loomed and in the middle of a recession too. Luckily, some kind souls took pity on me as a newly qualified designer and helped me out with a few placements. Thanks to One O’Clock Gun, Graphical House and Whitespace.

Since then, I have been freelancing for lots of Edinburgh design agencies including The Lane Agency, Create FutureLewisTayburnRealise and Digital Six. I’ve also worked in-house with some companies, like Skyscanner and Baillie Gifford. But most of my time was spent at Whitespace. It was here I honed my skills as a designer and learnt loads (thanks whitespacers!).

Currently I’m working remotely for agencies back home and for my own clients, travelling around Europe with Hetch666 and my dog Wookiee. If you want to know any more or to discuss a project, say hi!

I’m a freelance designer with over 10 years experience in graphic design, responsive web design, design for mobile, e-commerce, digital marketing, UX, branding and digital illustration.

After starting my working career training to be a dispensing optician, I got bored. Looking at eyes wasn’t going to cut it, but using them was. So I left my job and went back to studying (even though my mum didn’t think it was the best idea). 4 long years went by and after many all-nighters, paper cuts and one or two beers, I qualified with a 2:1 BA (hons) in Graphic Design from Cumbria Institute of the Arts. My mum was pleased! Then the working world loomed and in the middle of a recession too. Luckily, some kind souls took pity on me as a newly qualified designer and helped me out with a few placements. Thanks to One O’Clock Gun, Graphical House and Whitespace.

Since then, I have been freelancing for lots of Edinburgh design agencies including The Lane Agency, Create FutureLewisTayburnRealise and Digital Six. I’ve also worked in-house with some companies, like Skyscanner and Baillie Gifford. But most of my time was spent at Whitespace. It was here I honed my skills as a designer and learnt loads (thanks whitespacers!).

Currently I’m working remotely for agencies back home and for my own clients, travelling around Europe with Hetch666 and my dog Wookiee. If you want to know any more or to discuss a project, say hi!

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Coffees per day
Powering the best designers since day one.
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Tabs open
Average, most days. Important stuff always.
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Dunnys owned
Designer vinyl toys, not the Australian kind of dunny.
Companies/Agencies/Clients

Skyscanner

Baillie Gifford

Factotum Productions

Kelso Gin Company

Linton & Co.

Queryclick

New Look

Tesco Mobile

The Lane Agency

Wholesums

Nairn’s

Digital Six

Gosling’s Rum

Hamilton & Inches

Bawbags

The Whisky Barrel

CreateFuture

Penguin Random House

Realise

Channel 4

Lewis

Scottish Power

 

Whitespace

Transport for Edinburgh

Edinburgh Trams

Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Tennent’s Lager

The Scottish Government

Royal Bank of Scotland

Highland Spring

Inverhouse Distillers

Scottish Malt Whiskey Society

NHS Scotland

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