My most recent employment has been at Jason Bruges Studio, assisting with the production of kinetic and lighting installations, as well as assisting with the fabrication of a permanent installation at the Barbican involving robotics. Previous to this I was a designer/production manager for Quirky Group; undertaking a variety of tasks from formulating initial quotations to project management and production. During my time there I assisted with the fabrication of a mobile food and beverage unit for a holiday park and with converting a speed boat into a Prosecco bar. My longer term professional experience was in a small architectural practice. With a focus on retail and hospitality, I had the opportunity to work with recognised brands including Superdry, M&S and Hackett, as well as independent retailers. This role covered everything from creating concepts and detailed joinery drawings to filing planning applications and dealing with suppliers and clients. I graduated with an MA in Spatial Design from Chelsea College of Arts and over the previous year I have volunteered in several design based projects, from creating temporary accommodation for a refugee camp in Thessaloniki, to mentoring prison inmates in product design. This summer I spent 3 months the Panamanian jungle, working with an indigenous tribe to make plans for and build their new school. After trying out lots of different design/architecture roles, I am now looking for a something that allows me to expand more of my creative production abilities.
Working with Filoxenia International to design accommodation in community run housing for vulnerable refugees in Thessaloniki.
Design Against Crime takes design-thinking into Serco’s HMP Thameside prison to develop resilience and empathy among inmates and create a collection of anti-theft bags in the process. This innovative new scheme will eventually help us raise vital funds while the prisoners gain qualifications and skills to help them into employment on release.