The things that don't usually make it into bios.
I turn to New Scientist when I'm looking for surprising, logical and charming occurrences in the world.
If you ask me to play a game of chess or do a sudoku I will (almost always) say yes.
Even though I don't own a bicycle at the moment, I feel at my freest when I'm riding one.
I'm slowly making my way through A24's films and every episode of Pose made me cry, smile and dance. I'm not a great dancer.
Being introduced to NTS Radio was a game changer and gave me a new appreciation for music.
Like most, I love the smell of air and earth after it rains. This smell is caused by geosmine, a chemical that is released when microbes in organic matter break down.
I've gone back to university for an MA in Service Design at the Royal College of Art, and I’m excited to take this experience and learning froward into future roles.
A course in Social Economics during my undergraduate economics degree woke me up and opened my mind to the influence that design and circumstance has upon individuals and our interactions within societies.
Since then, I’ve taken on different roles in startups and a consultancy and seen how different companies find their feet and shape their place in a market. Industries include food delivery, telecommunications and green energy. While I enjoyed the work I was doing, at times, the nature of it didn’t allow me to get under the skin of how people live, what we as a planet need to thrive and how best to get there. I’ve continued to question my work by asking “If I didn’t do this, what would change?”
By allowing myself the freedom to practise service design within a design school, I’ve been able to expand and challenge my ways of thinking while strengthening my skillset both academically and artistically. With some projects being more confronting than others, each one has shaped me, changed my outlook and allowed me to grow.
Through employing different design techniques in combination with understanding behavioural patterns, I enjoy shaping and creating socially-conscious, alternative ways of living.
When not working, you’ll find me seeking energy at a hot yoga class, tending to my homegrown fruit and vegetables, escaping technology in the Scottish Highlands or exploring something else that keeps me curious.
When working, you'll find me sipping on a Flat White or my latest tea fancy (it's Matcha Genmaicha at the moment).
Additional career details and volunteering work is available on my LinkedIn page.