I’m a writer, editor and artist of all sorts, primarily interested in the intersection between literary fiction, history, and ecology. Born in Cambridge in 1998, I grew up in East Anglia before moving to Scotland to pursue higher education. During my time at the University of Edinburgh, I directed student theatre, wrote regularly for several independent journals, and edited the Edinburgh College of Art’s annual magazine CANVAS. I also headed up the social media, publicity, and careers elements of the university’s History of Art Society, more than doubling their membership count during the years I worked with them. In 2020 I graduated with a 1st class MA (Hons) degree in History of Art and English Literature. Since then, I have concentrated on expanding my creative and critical writing portfolio. My work comes from my own life experiences and is informed by my interests in philosophy, aesthetics, and politics. My writing strives to mobilise meaningful ideas to create stories that enrich our collective relationship with the world and nurture emotional intelligence.Locked Pro Plan feature
I have worked with CANVAS over the last year as the Head Culture Editor, curating the best long-form cultural journalism and creative writing from students across many disciplines at the University of Edinburgh. I also contribute articles and creative writing, the most recent being an opinion piece inspired by reviewing the Barbican's recent 'Modern Couples' exhibition. The article can be found in our most recent publication, Issue 8 : Absurdity. CANVAS is a magazine that prides itself on being inclusive, innovative and exciting.
Illustrator for various platforms including The Columnist, Mxogyny, The Release, The Student and for several music events which feature my animated illustration videos as projections. My work was also recently exhibited at Dundas Street Gallery in Edinburgh and animations projected at The Caves for Sensi x Oscillate event.
Working as a volunteer gallery assistant for the current group exhibition ‘The Extended Mind’ at the University of Edinburgh’s public gallery space, I was responsible for answering phones, taking payments, filing and data-base work, emails, booking systems, and arranging visits or tours. In addition, I became very experienced in being the representative front of house for the institutions and was able to confidently make new visitors feel informed, looked after and at ease.
Part of a select team of students who were employed to represent the University and reconnect with alumni. Included fundraising for various causes such as the Edinburgh Fund, scholarships and bursaries. The role required strong interpersonal communication skills to build relationships over the phone and careful diligence with alumni records, payment methods and information in accordance with GDPR.
Working as part of the street sales team at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival I expanded on my communication skills and public confidence. I had to talk to hundreds of new people every day and successfully sell the shows the company was representing whilst staying positive and energised. I was singled out for my particular aptitude in the role and was given a higher proportion of hours in comparison to the other fourteen members of the street team. I also approached by the management to take on a more senior role at next years festival where I would be managing the sales and progress of the 2019 street team.
I was selected for a music journalism work experience placement with New Music Express Magazine in 2014. During the placement, I gained experience in the workings of large-scale media production which included events management, transcribing interviews, updating social media on behalf of the company and generally being part of the journalism team. I also contributed a few music reviews to the official NME website and received practical feedback on my journalism style. I also received a reference from the editor on completion of the placement.