I am a designer with a career spanning 19 years leading digital product, branding and service design projects across a diverse range of client industries. I lead, inspire and collaborate with design teams across disciplines, delivering award-winning work and building lasting client relationships.

Employment History

Design Director - W12 Studios

I lead projects across digital product design, brand and service design. My background in narrative development and storytelling gives me a unique point of view of the user experience, in particular how motion design can be leveraged to drive product and brand recognition.As part of the W12 leadership team I line-manage four team members with a focus on encouraging personal growth and facilitating career development.

Art Director - PHM Studios

I was given a unique opportunity to work directly with the Volvo design team in launching the all-new 2015 XC90 SUV. I storyboarded, developed visual treatments and directed a series of videos introducing brand-new luxury features and car safety technologies, including the brand-new Volvo Sensus HMI system.

Motion Director - Freelance

I continued to build on my experience, writing, storyboarding and developing visual treatments, and directing small teams of motion and visual designers on a variety of motion projects.
Imagination Group, Blac Ionica, Moving Brands, BERG, OneDotZero and others.

Motion Designer - Freelance

I started working exclusively in motion design, across experiential, TV commercials and animated shorts, including the award-winning “Rabbit” by Run Wrake. Imagination Group, Blac Ionica, Bermuda Shorts, Animate! and others.

Interaction Designer - Freelance

2000/2002 Fresh out of college I started working as an interaction developer and designer in the fledgling “New Media” scene in Shoreditch. Projects included designing UI for kiosk exhibits, and developing custom portfolios on interactive CD-ROM business cards.


BA (Hons) Design Studies
Goldsmiths College London

BTEC Foundation Studies
Winchester School of Art

Abitur (Germany) Art - English - Biology - Sociology
Städtisches Gymnasium Haan

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