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About me

I’m a designer with over 10 years experience working across branding and advertising, web and app design through to music and motion graphics. — I also work as a video artist, collaborating with leading electronic musicians. I’ve performed shows at Southbank Centre London, Sonar Barcelona, Mutek Mexico, Unsound Krakow among many others across Europe and the UK. — My work has received press from the Creative Review, Design Week, Fact Magazine, The Wire Magazine and Dazed and Confused. A selection of my clients has included: — Aston Martin, Citroën, Peugeut, Universal Music, Mercury Music, Sony, Mercury Music, EMI, Warner Music, Island, MTV, Channel 4, Barclays, Kelloggs, Cadburys, Capcom, Sega, Network Rail, Arsenal, Lovefilm, The Cartoon Network, Urban Outfitters, Aviva Insurance, Gymbox, The United Nations, The UK Film Council, Arts Council England, Shropshire Council, Birmingham University, The Ikon Gallery, New Art Gallery Walsall and City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.


  • 3D Computer Animation
  • Art Direction
  • Retouching
  • Web Design
  • After Effects
  • Cinema 4D
  • Illustrator
  • Photoshop
  • Artworking
  • Project Time Management
  • APP Design
  • Indesign
  • UI UX Experience

Work history




Jan 2016


Senior Designer

Zip Design

May 2011 - Dec 2015
  • I worked as the senior designer for Zip Design for the last four and a half years. My role at Zip was really varied and my skills range from typography and layout, app and web UI design, branding, 3D visualisation, project management and client liaison to retouching and high-end artworking.


Freelance Designer

Source Recruitment

Nov 2010 - May 2011
  • Various freelance projects across a number of London Creative Agencies.


Freelance Designer

Clinic London

May 2010 - Oct 2010
  • Contract work for a large design and ad agency.


Freelance Designer

Self Employed

May 2004 - May 2010
  • Various Freelance Projects Inc: Arts Council England, UK Film Council, Dazed & Confused, Screen West Midlands, Channel 4 & The Film Council, The Ikon Gallery, Birmingham University, The CBSO Centre, New Art Gallery Walsall, Middlesex University.



MA Visual Communication

U.c.e. Birmingham Institute of Art and Design

Aug 2003 - Apr 2004


    B.a.(hons) Illustration

    U.w.e. College of Art Design

    Aug 1996 - May 1999