I am a graphic designer and educator, and my work is all about collaboration and participation. I particularly like making magazines and books and I am interested in the ways people work together, and the things we can create as a group.
Since completing an MA in Design and Art Direction at Manchester School of Art, I’ve developed my practice as Social Making, a collaborative design process focused on sparking interaction between collaborators.
Alongside my design practice I teach graphic design and contextual studies at Manchester Metropolitan University and Blackpool & The Fylde College, and co-ordinate MMU’s National Art and Design Saturday Club.
Winter Workshop, Public making workshops, Manchester, Winter 2016
Makers on Tour, Residency, Castell de Ferro, Spain 28th June – 6th July 2016
Interim In-Source Exhibition, MADE NORTH, Sheffield 2nd April – 23rd April 2016
Engage Makers Residency, MADE NORTH, Sheffield, 19th March – 1st April 2016
InSource Interactive Making, Collaborative project, Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair
Residency, Merz Barn
coLAB, Unconference, Organiser and Presenter, Ny Space, Manchester, May 2015
The Rogue P Sessions (with Collective North), Sounds From The Other City Festival, Salford, May 2015
Research Trip, Arts Council England funded trip to Chicago, Iowa City and Omaha, March 2015
Social making: exploring design methodologies as catalyst for engagement and interaction
Workshop, Design Principles and Practices Conference, Chicago, March 2015
Cut n Paste, Pens + Needles, Very Easy Bookbinding, Workshops, Manchester School of Art, October 2014
Forming/Storming/Performing, Workshops, Glasgow and Manchester, Ongoing
The People’s Guide, Workshops and Print Outputs, People’s History Museum, 2014