A Dublin based designer, director and academic I graduated from Glasgow School of Art in Visual Communication and since then I have worked across Europe. My extensive design industry experience covers a broad creative spectrum from graphic design, branding and promotional music videos, through fashion communication, photography and interiors, to art direction and textile design innovation. Having just concluded roles at the National College of Art and Design in Ireland, I am currently a visiting lecturer in MA Interior Design at the Royal College of Art, Post-Graduate Design at the Estonian Academy of Arts and in the Architecture programme at University College Dublin. I've previously taught at Heriot-Watt University, Kingston University, the Interactive Design Institute and for the University of Strathclyde.
Alongside developing new models of pedagogical enquiry related to design teaching & learning, my research interests include applying creative thinking and design tools to developing innovative way of questioning, responding to, and discussing the city. Previous research has encompassed design approaches to innovate textile production and textile archiving, which led to AHRC funding and cross-disciplinary collaboration within academia and industry.
As well as lecturing at various institutions, I continue to work as a designer on commercial commissions & personal projects, all of which enhances my design & academic research whilst building into my practice.