Hello! I am a Scottish artist, designer and researcher based in Glasgow. My key area of interest is in collaborative projects that explore health, narrative and participation. I have a Masters of Design from Glasgow School of Art. My work encompasses visual arts, illustration, graphic design and delivery in the community. I am an associate service designer and illustrator with the Institute of Research and Innovation (IRISS) where I deliver participatory design workshops, conduct research, support co-design and create visual solutions focused on the world of social care.
I had a fantastic weekend visiting Judith of Bountiful Buckhaven! A Growing Space and community project based in Fife, run by CLEAR, the project has established a 120 tree orchard, community plots, polytunnel and a lovely wildlife garden.
Judith got in touch with me late last year and we are working together on some really exciting commissions. The first will be a map of the community orchards in and around Buckhaven. We went on a wander to visit some of them, mapping them out as we went.
After some on site sketching and some planning, we had coffee in her great new office and thought about how we can apply my design work to the project. I will be working on mapping, jam labels (they have great community jam making days with all their delicious produce!) and some notice boards to let people know about the wildlife in the area.
It is such a pleasure to be working with this great project!
I work on lots of different kinds of projects and sometimes it can be hard to keep track of what I up to!