After finishing my degree at Northumbria University I received a place on the universities residency scheme this has allowed me the opportunity to expand my portfolio and take the first steps towards setting up my own practice.
I have a vested interest in all areas of design including web, graphic, product and furniture.
Since finishing my degree I have sold three of my designs to manufacturers and am in the process of developing more to produce and sell under my own brand these include my 9-5 Clock, Clean Me vinyl tape and Half Teaspoons.
In between finishing my degree and starting my residency I worked as an intern for a short period at local design company Deadgood. Part of my role whilst working for the company included the organisation of Design Event 2007 based in Newcastle’s old fire station (Pilgrim Street).
The various tasks involved included liaising with other event organisers and exhibitors as well as working with the owners of Deadgood to design the layout of the show. I was also involved with helping to develop products for their range.
My work has been shown at such shows as Stockholm Furniture Fair, Milan Design Fair, 100% Design Earls Court, New York Design Fair and Launch Design show (Newcastle).
My work has also been published in Wallpaper, Elle Decoration and Icon Magazines as well as various online design sites and forums.
Describe your creative practice in 20 single words.
Describe your influences using 30 single words or short phrases.
Droog, Frank Kosik, the home, the world around us, Obey, The Folding Bridge (Thomas Heatherwick), 8-bit Graphics, www.hironao-tsuboi.com, The Sage, The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Eames, Apple Products, some Philippe Stark, Invader, Design Week, Wallpaper, Graphic, The Crack, Icon, various design shows and exhibitions, The Baltic, vintage branding and advertisements, Nike, coffee, Japanese urban culture, The Human Condition, Heath Robinson, Radio 4,
Kid Robot, Barry White.