I am a graphic designer, living in Edinburgh, specialising in typography, book design, and identities for the visual arts sector, working in close collaboration with artists, galleries, museums and arts organisations.
I have extensive knowledge of contemporary arts publishing. I am experienced in facilitating artists’ ideas within the format of the book, translating ideas into form and articulating the decisions that inform the design process.
I have worked on diverse exhibition projects with museums and galleries: designing exhibition graphics and labels, as well as marketing and other printed material including posters, invitations, and leaflets.
I am able to organise information visually, and have an eye for clear, effective and timeless design. I am experienced at liaising with printers, managing all aspects of print production.
I have an MA in Graphic Design from the London College of Communication, University of the Arts London and a BA (Hons) in Fine Art from the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London.
I have worked with a wide range of clients including:
Jupiter Artland, Edinburgh
Edinburgh Art Festival
The British Council, London
Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh
Transmission Gallery, Glasgow
National Museums Scotland
Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh
The Swedenborg Society, London
National Galleries of Scotland
Golden Hare, Edinburgh
Glasgow School of Art
I have worked on publications with artists including Phyllida Barlow, Ruth Ewan, Sharon Kivland, Kate Davis, Robert Williams, Andrea Roe, Giuseppe Mistretta, and Anne Bevan.
I have built friendly and productive working relationships with my clients and many of them return to work with me again and again.
I am always happy to discuss potential projects: if you would like a chat, please click here or use the Contact button. I look forward to hearing from you!
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