About Me

Art Director
Designer
Aerial Filmmaker & Photographer

Over the years I have developed a mix of skills across design, advertising, illustration, DM and identity.

I have 13 years of experience and have worked in various agencies including Leith:Tangible, Barkers, Ignition and Denvir, and have provided freelance expertise for the best studios in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Newcastle. I also teach on the award winning creative program at Edinburgh Napier University, and have worked with a wide range of clients, from banks to beers, charities to cheeses and everything in between.

I am always working to improve my creative techniques, fundamental art direction and design skills and software proficiency. I believe you can never learn too much and can always get better. 

I have developed a commercially effective and successful portfolio of projects, and have enjoyed success in The Scottish Creative Awards, Marketing Star Awards, the Kelpies Design and Illustration Awards and the International Dream Awards. 

I am available for freelance work in your offices, or remotely from mine. 

Agency Experience - Barkers, Leith:Tangible, Hush, Ignition, Denvir Marketing

Agency Freelance - Alliance Creative, The Big Partnership, Denvir Marketing, Distinctive Publishing, Editions Financial, Evviva Brands, FPP, Golley Slater, Guy & Co, Ignition, Made Brave, Multiply, Ominia Creative, RAPP, The Social Marketing Gateway, Teviot, Union, Union Direct, Voltage

Awards

2017 - Scottish Creative Awards
- Best Art Direction - Winner
- Best Press Ad - Finalist
- Best Corporate Identity - Winner
- Best Corporate Identity - Finalist
- Best Use of Photography - Winner

2016 - Scottish Creative Awards
- Best Website Design - Finalist
- Most Innovative Use of Media - Highly Commended
- Best Design Strategy - Highly Commended

2015 - Scottish Creative Awards
- Best Use of Direct Mail - Highly Commended
- Best Trade Press Ad - Finalist
- Best Use of Illustration - Highly Commended

2015 - International Dream Awards
- Most Innovative use of Direct Marketing - Commendation

2014 - Kelpies Design and Illustration Prize - Shortlisted

2013 - NSA Teaching Excellence Awards
- Best Tutor - Finalist
- Best Feedback - Finalist

2009 - Marketing Star Awards
- Direct Marketing Campaign - Gold