I have an extensive background in journalism and publishing centred around the design and lifestyle press, and I have worked in a curatorial and management capacity for creative-industry organisations. My main editorial roles have encompassed writing, editing and project leadership for influential consumer brands, and I have acted as a creative director for digital content. As a curator, my focus has been on arts and design exhibitions exploring sustainability and ethical issues. From 2006 to 2014, I edited Wallpaper* magazine's City Guide series, an acclaimed design-led tour of the globe published by Phaidon. I wrote the debut Reykjavík and 2015 London titles. Food Illustrated, Time Out and Vogue are a few of the other publications I have worked on in. While living in New York, I edited the design magazine Space for British publisher John Brown. From 2017-2020, I worked as Special Projects Assistant to Sir John Sorrell CBE, whose roles include President of London Design Biennale, Chairman of London Design Festival and Co-Founder of the National Saturday Club. During this time, I assisted John across a spectrum of design, creative-industry and education projects, and organised several high-level events. I am currently working as a freelance writer, editor and curator with special interests in dance, design and photography.
- Bonhams x National Saturday ClubThe National Saturday Club offers 13–16 year olds across the UK the opportunity to study creative subjects that inspire them at their local university, college or cultural institution, for free, every Saturday morning. In 2019, while working as Special Projects Assistant to John Sorrell, co-founder with Frances Sorrell of the National Saturday Club, I managed the delivery of a charity auction hosted by Bonhams, London, to raise funds for the ongoing development of the Club's national network and
- SideStoryNow owned and managed by Mr & Mrs Smith, SideStory was co-founded in 2015 by me, Giovanni Donaldson, former Corporate Development Director at Virgin, and Gord Ray, former publisher of Wallpaper*. The idea was to create a new kind of travel experience, offering travellers, and locals, an insider’s take on a particularly vibrant aspect of London’s creative scene and culture. We invited fashion stylists, photographers, interior designers, street artists, art critics, and food and drink experts to h
- Wallpaper*Since 2005, my contributions to Wallpaper* have included copy editing The Style Files, nominations for the annual Design Awards and first Handmade exhibition in 2010; hotel and restaurant reviews; coverage of a Donald Judd show at London's David Zwirner gallery, and most recently a profile of seminal choreographer William Forsythe for the October 2019 issue guest-edited by Hussein Chalayan and Jenny Holzer.
- The Art of ProgressSoho design gallery 19 greek street was launched in 2012 by Marc Péridis, with the aim of shedding light on product designers using innovative, experimental and sustainable processes and materials in their work. Few others were focusing on this area in the same concentrated way as Marc at the time, or taking a more holistic view of the relationship between design and the spaces we inhabit and create. I joined 19 greek street as Associate Director in 2015, co-curating with Marc the 'ethical lifes
- London Design Biennale 2018As Special Projects Assistant to the Biennale’s Co-founder and President, Sir John Sorrell CBE, I engaged in various activities for the 2018 event. These included liaising with and co-ordinating the visit of the Biennale’s International Advisory Committee and Jury; drafting key correspondence and briefings; editing presentation documents and exhibition content; and overseeing the design process for the Biennale medals awarded as part of the event. I organised a London Design Biennale reception h
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- London Design Biennale 2018The theme, Emotional States, inspired a diverse, global commentary on our emotionally turbulent times. At Somerset House, 40 countries, cities and territories presented installations that were curated by some of the most distinguished museums and design institutions in the world.