I work primarily on integrated branding, design and art direction projects, across a wide range of industries including the media, charities, B2B marketing and museums. I also undertake some elements of creative and brand strategy work - if you know the result you need but aren't sure howto get there, then it always helps to get in touch as early as possible in the project. Recent clients include Warner Bros., FutureSmartMedia, Save the Children and Think Malawi.
I am experienced in working in multi-disciplinary teams, have a network of specialist contacts to call upon, and can manage creative projects and teams when needed. I am active within the creative community, this includes being an awards judge, creative conference producer and a speaker. As founder of a small charity I have developed my entrepreneurial and strategic skills in order to grow it into a strong, effective organisation.
2017 In-House Design Awards
Best Example of Internal Collaboration within the Business for American Gods
2015 Promax BDA UK awards
Best Use of Digital for Eye Candy international B2B launch campaign
2015 Fresh Creative Awards
Best in-house design team (while leading a creative design and video team at FremantleMedia)
2014 C21 Drama Awards
Best Trade Marketing Campaign for a Drama Series for Jamaica Inn international B2B launch campaign
2010 International Emmy Awards: Best Digital Fiction
I created the branding and puppet designs for PrintFriends, an innovative YouTube comedy series about a mischievous community of paper puppets.
Creative collaborations in TV land
I gave this talk at the DesignMakeDo creative event series.
On the challenges of working in an in-house design team, made at the Good to Great event series by Make Your Words Work.
Promax UK Awards
In House Design Awards
I founded UK charity Ganet’s Adventure School Fund in 2009 and am now its Chair. It was set up to support an award-winning school in Malawi which I’ve now visited several times. Together with my fellow trustees we’ve raised over £115,000 for the school, enabling it to build eight classrooms, office, toilet and kitchen facilities and improve the futures of many hundreds of children.
I’ve been a keen cyclist for most of my life, which led from trying to pull wheelies in my local village to a 7,000 mile cycling across Africa. Now I’m more of a roadie, and can’t wait to go and see the 2019 World Championships in Yorkshire where I grew up.
I love travel and music photography, and have been a volunteer photographer at Lake of Stars festival in Malawi and various other music events.