Award-winning designer with a hands-on, maker attitude and a strategic design background. Highly skilled at setting the visual language for a product. Proven portfolio of delivering user-centred products that are both visually appealing, meaningful and compelling to use.
Strong collaborative mentality. Quick to distil a brief, take ownership of problems & generate multiple compelling ideas together with the team to get over stumbling blocks & further the product’s potential.
Exceptional design all-rounder - whether it be designing brand identities, brand guidelines & visual design systems, UX/UI for a product, a bespoke print brochure, art directing a shoot or leading & inspiring a team of designers, my skill set, experience & aptitude allows me to switch with ease between the different facets of design.
A bit about how I became a graphic designer… Ever since I saw a designer using a Mac & Photoshop 3 to design an album cover for a band I was touring with I have been hooked on the path of graphic design. I sold my motorbike & bought a Mac. I taught myself Freehand and Photoshop 3. After a year or so of doing flyer's & album covers with no real clue I decided to become 'official' and applied for a BA degree in Graphic Design. After graduating I headed to London & worked with the fashion director of FHM Magazine. After 4 awesome years working on branding projects, fashion campaigns & photo shoots I had honed my skills in branding, retouching, art direction & print processes. Attention to detail was hammered home along with the knowledge of quickly understanding the right mood & tone of a brief.
A year off to bicycle around South East Asia followed then back to London where I joined Collective London to work predominantly in digital design. Later, I'd progressed to become digital art director, managed a team of designers and along the way picked up numerous awards.
When an opportunity arose in Asia I jumped at the chance & relocated to Bangkok to become Creative Director of UDOX Thailand. I then co-founded TWD & 9Zebra as the Head of Design working on digital, brand & print projects for clients across the globe.
My time is now split between Bangkok and London working on freelance contracts.