At the moment, I've gone back to university for an MA in Service Design* at the Royal College of Art, and I’m excited to apply what I’m learning 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 want to shape and create socially-conscious, alternative ways of living.

 

When not working, you’ll find me seeking energy at a hot yoga class, doing sudokus, 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.

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*Service Design pulls from other design disciples and takes a co-creative, multi-disciplinary approach, often working with other designers and stakeholders. By paying close attention to how we experience and interact with services, and the context with which this occurs, we can design new outcomes for those who use it or are affected by it - ensuring services are relevant, desirable and addressing a need.

 

**Social Economics applies the tools of economics to explore questions related to how the social environment interplays with people’s choices and economic outcomes. Looking further into aspects such as the formation of social ties, anti-social and pro-social behaviour.

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