Originally from Cambridge, I moved to London to follow my passion for design and visual arts. I studied graphic design at Chelsea College, University of the Arts London, to Masters level, taking a particular interest in the theory of design processes and exploring concepts of originality. For the next six years, I went on to freelance as a graphic designer, working with many international brands. However there was always an itch to scratch. I thought about my real passion and what made me truly happy.
I remembered working with my Granddad (who was a Master craftsman) in his workshop when I was a kid. There I first developed my passion for wood and for furniture. Charles Rennie Macintosh was my first design hero.
So, in 2013 I took the scary decision to retrain as a furniture designer/maker at the revered Building Crafts College in Stratford East London. There I studied for the Diploma in Fine Furniture, winning a George Pysden scholarship. I then went on to work for Armstrong Vinton Furniture to refine my skills and knowledge
Now, in setting up my own business, I can combine my love for design with the craft skills I have learnt in order to realise my ambitions in tangible form. I was awarded a Fellowship of the Royal Society of Arts, Commerce and Manufacturing in 2007.