I'm a freelance visual designer based in Leith.
This is a wee bit about me. It's tough writing about yourself but I'm giving it my best shot.
I'm originally from Edinburgh but spent 8 years in Aberdeen for University and stayed for a few years after, working in hospitality. I took a risk and complete career change and started my own freelance chalkboard business for a couple of years. My interest in design flourished and i applied for Interactive Design at Edinburgh College. I absolutely loved going back to study as a mature student, especially learning the fundamentals of typography and the research side of things. Once finishing the course, I started freelancing as a visual designer. Typography and everything to do with fonts and lettering is something i'm fascinated by, where i even have an Edinburgh Typography Instagram account.
I try to get out on my road bike as much as i can, dragging along my Dad with me to try different cycle routes around the bumpy back roads of Midlothian. Football and Rugby are big interests of mine, having played both to a decent level and now a knowledgeable fan who still tries to play a bit (body permitting). Scottish indie/alternative music is a passion of mine, where i still go up north to run the box office for Belladrum festival every year. For the last few years, I have flown to Berlin for CTM and Transmediale visual arts festival. It's different every year and sometimes really jarring to my ideas of what art/design is.
All in all, I'm a pretty switched on person who loves getting stuck into a new challenge. I have lots of different working life experiences which has shaped me into a adaptable and hard working individual.
2016 - 2018
HND Interactive Design - Edinburgh College
Significant Achievement, HND Visual Communications - Interactive Design
Herald Digital Business Awards, Student Finalist - Runner Up
Transition 2.0, Whitespace Creative Agency - Edinburgh College
End of Year Exhibition, Summer-hall - Edinburgh College
New Works, B12 Studio - Blueroom Collective
Surface, Architecture Fringe, B12 Studio - Blueroom Collective