I am a graphic designer, art director and illustrator who creates meaningful design solutions for clients, brands and audiences. I studied Architecture at the University of Edinburgh, going on to complete my Masters at the University of Westminster in 2014. A love of type, colour, pattern and editorial design led me to take a sideways step out of Architecture in 2016. In 2017, I began working as a cross-disciplinary designer and art director at Nirvana CPH, and latterly, A Studio of Our Own, where I’m currently working as senior designer. In 2016 I founded my own studio, sb—d, from which I work on freelance projects when I get the chance. I am curious, passionate, playful, detail-focussed, a tenacious problem solver and, occasionally, slightly daft.Locked Pro Plan feature
A short course undertaken in order to practice and formalise my graphic design skills.
In addition to major design projects, including proposals for a Gin Palace, Dementia Clinic and Culinary Institute, I completed a series of research documents, including technical and strategic reports, in which detailing, legislative framework, value, procurement and technical analysis of my final design proposal were discussed, and extended pieces of writing; including my dissertation, 'the architecture of Haruki Murakami's fiction.'
Projects during my undergraduate study included a proposal Geological research facility (Scottish borders), an archive for Walter Benjamin’s work (Paris) and a small art gallery (Edinburgh). My dissertation, entitled Scent and Sensibility: the Architecture of Olfaction, was awarded that year’s dissertation prize.
Prize awarded to the dissertation with the highest mark in the year.