Welcome and Hello!

This website is all about the aesthetic, from homes to art to photography to materials and fabrication.  Actually, that sounds more than a little pompous so here is a realistic version…

This site is all about interior design and the way it affects our lives. I am a firm believer in using and developing this to enhance the lives of others as well as my own.  I think you really can make surroundings beautiful on a budget, and I am a great believer in upcycling and renewing older items whenever possible.

I take influences from anywhere; Fine & Contemporary Art, Photography, Nature and Film, plus of course the marvel that is the internet.

I currently do a multitude of things involving design in my life.  I am a student at the University of the West of England on the Interior Design BA (Hons) degree, where I am developing my skills in design across wider disciplines.  In the past I had my residential interiors featured in magazines like The English Home, 25 Beautiful Homes and Mein schönes LandHaus, but felt that I needed to push my boundaries, especially in commercial design and fabrication.  I am loving the course and the variety of projects we do.

I have always worked in design and creative fields.  I have renovated many properties, both my own and for others ranging from Grade II Listed buildings to modern apartments and even a tattoo parlour.   I have run social media feeds and created web content for clients ranging from financial institutions to luxury pet gifts.   I used to create prints and 3D works from vintage papers and books which sold via Galleries and Artisan Fairs.  Until I started back at University, I also taught Art, Photography & Craft Classes for adults and children aged 4-11 in Primary schools across the UK.

Originally, I studied Film, Video & Photographic Arts at Uni, and then moved into Film & Television where I started out designing sets and ended up producing, directing and being a Commissioner.  So I suppose that visual design has always been part of my psyche.  I still style sets on film shoots, mainly commercials, and love the energy of film and TV production.

This site shares my design journey, along with tips on fabrication and the theoretical elements of my development.

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