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 am almost halfway through my year long project with IRISS as an Associate Service Designer for the Pilotlight project. Service design was chosen as an approach for Pilotlight because it is a collaborative process where people using the services, delivering and commissioning the services will be involved at every step of the design process.
My interest in user centred design is routed in my belief that design thinking opens up new solutions that can make a genuine impact on peoples day-to-day lives. The foundation of my practice is in empathy and user insight and I do not believe that services can be developed without the expertise of those who use them. I work regularly with organizations with combined cultural and healthcare interests. It was during these collaborations that I began to build on my interests in long-term conditions and mental health, and I recognized the potential of design thinking to be applied to SDS development. I am enjoying exploring my learning and delivery in this area.
Here is a little animation I worked on as part of the project- we decided not to use it in the end but I am sharing it here because I think its is quite endearing!
I work on lots of different kinds of projects and sometimes it can be hard to keep track of what I up to!