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Once upon a time there was a little girl who used to spend her days drawing pictures, tracing lettering and designing make-believe worlds. She did well at school, but she didn’t know what she wanted to be when she grew up. After trying out managing a bar, and sail making, sailing across the Atlantic to far distan… Read More
Once upon a time there was a little girl who used to spend her days drawing pictures, tracing lettering and designing make-believe worlds. She did well at school, but she didn’t know what she wanted to be when she grew up. After trying out managing a bar, and sail making, sailing across the Atlantic to far distant lands and back, she realised that she could do what she loved as a job... and after she travelled to the University of Plymouth and spent 3 years there, she started her own freelance business - from then on she lived happily ever after...
I am now a freelance graphic designer with a love of typography and lettering. I work on both paper and the computer, and love to experiment with different media and techniques. I used letterpress at University and loved it so much I am now working on my own press. I have also played around with medium format photography as well as digital, playing with different lenses, filters and cameras.
I have worked with small local businesses, county-wide organisations, big businesses and individuals, and like to take on a challenge! I have worked in collaboration with a other designers and developers, and currently I am working with Colourclear Graphic Design on a few projects.
A few years ago I was shortlisted for the Herald Express South Devon Business Excellence Young Entrepreneur Award. I was also successful in the “What’s Your Type” competition held by Oh Momma, and my letter “i” was accepted into the final alphabet.
If I’m not designing, I’m sailing - living by the sea makes this easier, and throughout the summer I can be found on the water or in the bar enjoying the “apres-sailing” atmosphere... I’m also involved in the committee as Rear Commodore Sailing, helping with the communications and advertising, especially with our annual regatta - Torbay Week. For the past year I have led the Sailing committee, organising local events, as well as a National and European Championship this year for the Mirror Dinghy Association. I am also working on improving our training facilities and communications within the club.
I also enjoy running and climbing, and took part in my first marathon - the Brighton Marathon in 2012 raising money for Cancer Research UK. Since then i have run the London Marathon twice, for different charities, and have competed in several 10km and half marathons. Last year I started open water swimming and cycling, and hope to compete in a triathlon soon. I like to go running and clear my head and find it a good way of staying creative and to mull over ideas. As I can sometimes spend a long time sat at a computer, it’s good to get out and about and get some exercise!
Finally, I am a huge geek, and love reading, podcasts, films and TV. I am partial to a bit of sci-fi and fantasy, and like to review books on my blog. I love books and spend hours in second hand book shops and perusing book stores online and in the high street. I love gadgets and can usually be found with a macbook on my lap or a phone in my hand. I would love to start learning more about app design, perhaps working with a developer to design my own. Read Less
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