Hey! Well hello there…
And in case you’re interested, here’s a little bit about me.
These days I specialise in Picture Publicity and Art Direction but I spent many years before that as a magazine designer. In my own time I love to take photos, get involved in too many little creative projects, grow veg and do some on/off volunteering for an environmental charity… (hmm now I am starting to understand why I am always so busy!)
I did an Art & Design degree in London a few… *cough* …years ago and have been lucky enough to work in the British media ever since. My first jobs were in magazine design. I worked for the lovely and unique Eve magazine when it launched, at a time when there really wasn’t anything else quite like it out there for women… After that I spent some time on Good Food magazine, tasting a lot of baked cheese cake. But after nearly two years (& learning a hell of a lot about prop styling!) I was getting itchy feet, so I finally decided to get out into the big wide world of freelancing and go it alone.
Many magazine jobs followed, some fun, some scary, and some just downright dull. My major highlights must have been time spent on Esquire, GQ, Cosmo and Coast. Such major differences in style and approach but they all had something I loved.
Around six years ago an opportunity arose to go back and work for BBC Worldwide, not in magazines this time, but in the international advertising end of programme making. There I got to create and art direct the photographic briefs on many of the UK’s top drama, comedy and natural history programmes, such as Sherlock, Human Planet, Frozen Planet and many more. After five years there I moved inhouse to the BBC and I now work for BBC Pictures doing much the same, dreaming up campaign briefs, commissioning, art directing and editing publicity photography on a wide range of amazing BBC TV programmes and radio.