I'm a graphic designer and community enthusiast.
My design style is quite straight-forward. I have a background in educational publishing and I worked at the NHS, both were influential in developing my attitude towards design: it has to be purposeful, accessible, clean - and importantly - really good.
Outside of my design work you'll find me at my allotment, at Stirchley Community Market (I am Director of Operations) occasionally running cinema nights (Kopfkino) at my local former swimming pool and championing Friends of Stirchley Library.
I take on projects that I feel I can make a meaningful contribution to. I work with people who share my values.
I'm passionate about:
Greener living and sustainability; I won't work on projects detrimental to the environment
Protecting heritage; saving, preserving and improving historic and important buildings or areas so that future generations can enjoy them, as we have
The arts; (quite a broad bullet point) and access to art within education
Independence; independent businesses, community groups doing it for themselves, co-operatives (I am part of Loaf Community Bakery) which leads me to...
Building and supporting communities: conversation and openness, community empowerment.
If you have a project in mind and you think it would be up my street, metaphorically or geographically, then please do get in touch via my contact form.
I don't really do phone calls, I would rather you briefly let me know what it is you have in mind by email, and how you think I could help / how we might be a good fit. We can go from there and schedule in a coffee.
nb. Please don't be afraid to be open about your budget from the onset. I work with clients ranging from small one-person start-ups through to public sector organisations - and I understand these differ. Skills-swaps can't pay my bills but they're not out of the question!
Looking forward to hearing from you, Kerry.
I work with a local, environmentally-friendly printer The Holodeck.
My brilliant portfolio photography is by Jack Spicer Adams. I would recommend his services for any project, especially food-related.
A lot of the projects I work on have been funded by the Arts Council or Heritage Lottery Fund. These enable my clients to do incredible and often groundbreaking work and for that I am grateful.