About Me

Art Director
Designer
Aerial Filmmaker & Photographer

Over the years I have developed a mix of skills across design, advertising, 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. 

Clients - Active X, Brechin Community Pantry, The Consumer Code for New Homes, Gen!us Brewing, JJKS Estates, LavaFast, MAKE Summer School, North Berwick Trust, Synaptik, The Spice Witch.

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, Tangible, Teviot, Union, Union Direct, Voltage

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

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