Creative Thinking. Problem Solving. Design Strategy.
My passions in life are my family, design, sport, sneakers and music.
You could say the above encompasses past, present and future cultures and I strive for this to come out in my creative execution.
I am a big thinker and an ideas person.
I am a provider of journeys – namely through visual design and strategic thinking. I believe that the design journey is a hand holding process, creating relationships with both clients and consumers in order to build trust in final delivery. Every part of the process leads to providing a customer experience.
I seek to be different and evoke emotion – sometimes smiles, sometimes tears…
After all, real and raw emotion is what it is all about.
What you need to know
My Experience and Education
I graduated from Northumbria University, England in 1998 with a BA (Hons) in Graphic Design and went on to work for several top London design agencies before starting my own business in 2005 with a second office in New York City in 2011.
Having created The Forest Studio from scratch, my leadership and managerial skills have clearly developed over the past 13 years. I have a roster of designers across the globe and know what it takes to not only create a team but build a ‘work hard, play harder’ culture.
With 20 years print and digital experience under my belt, I am capable of taking a brief from concept all the way through to final delivery. I am more than capable of budgeting, ideas, design/artwork, presenting, print buying and managing clients & their projects.
I remain to this day as passionate as ever about all aspects of design and culture.
I am 100% allowed to work within the United States of America and am currently in possession of an Employment Authorization Card as issued by the USCIS.
Adobe Animate (Flash)
Adobe After Effects
Originally from Nottingham, England, I have lived in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, London and New York City (Brooklyn and Manhattan).
I have been lucky enough to travel all over the world and experience the diversity of many cultures: France, Spain, Germany, Netherlands, Portugal, Austria, Italy, Denmark, Estonia, Canada, Thailand, Cambodia and Hong Kong.
Pinxton, Kansas, Barcelona, Portland (Or), Las Vegas, Hong Kong and obviously London and New York City remain my favorite places to be.
Back to the Future
New York Jets, Mets, Knicks, Islanders
South Carolina Gamecocks