Leila Johnston

Leila Johnston

CopywriterSheffield, United Kingdom
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Leila Johnston

Leila Johnston

CopywriterSheffield, United Kingdom
About me
I specialise in the place where science and technology intersects with culture. I write, consult, make things and give a lot of talks. My creative background has been deliciously varied, ranging from writing comedy for the BBC to penning advertising copy, to creating a digital light installation for the Lowry. As you’ll see as you click around this site, my approach often involves humour, participation and improvisational elements. I make some really weird, unique things that I personally enjoy enormously, but this shouldn’t be interpreted as scattiness or self-indulgence. In fact, my thinking tends to be particular, goal-focussed and absolute. This means that if you have a specific target in mind when you commission me, I’ll take your brief very seriously – using your words as my guide and measure of success. Home is Sheffield (UK) but I travel a lot, and I’m always looking for people to connect with for my various projects. So, if any of that sounds interesting, please contact me: leila@finalbullet.com.
  • Hack Circus
    Hack CircusPrint magazine and event series about 'Fantasy technology and everyday magic'. I founded and ran the project, including all editing, commissioning, ad sales, fulfilment, promotion etc. This cover was created by the in-house designer for the series, James Rogers.
Work history
    Digital Art CuratorSite Gallery
    Sheffield, United KingdomFreelance
    Devising and hosting experimental interdisciplinary events and projects, including a regular podcast, and developing Site's relationship with the science and tech community as it goes into its new phase of development as an organisation.
    Creative DirectorHack Circus
     - Sheffield, United KingdomFull Time
    A publishing and events organisation I founded in 2013, producing immersive events, products, experiences, a podcast and a regular magazine about fun and fantastical ideas in technology, science and the arts. Fantasy technology and everyday magic.
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  • Writing
  • Editing
  • Journalism
  • Technology
  • Content Copywriting
  • Content Creation
  • Editorial Commissioning
  • Editorial Content
  • Digital Publishing
  • Magazine Articles