Work first; after studying design at university, I took a slightly diverged route to actually working in design. I spent many years as a Personal Assistant, sometimes for demanding CEOs, occasionally for highly strung Music PR Executives and one time for a very successful award winning Author.
Although not the job of my dreams, it gave me a wealth of experience and a very thick skin. Above all it made me determined to be a Designer.
Now I finally do work I enjoy, and I do it day and night, and that's something I will always be grateful for achieving. For that reason, you will never receive a half hearted attempt at design from me, and can rest assured I'll give any project 100%.
Now life; I enjoy travelling extensively, and usually on a non-existent budget. I have also moved cities and houses far too regularly, and manage to make a home quite easily. From this experience I source much of my creative influence, adapting to new situations and clients as I do with surroundings. I feel it is important to find creative inspiration everywhere, and have found much of mine from other people and places around the world.
In 2000 I discovered yoga, and spend most of my spare time on the mat. I have since completed my 200 YTT and now teach Hatha and Yin yoga, For some reason, I seem to have naturally attracted clients in the holistic, fitness and health industries, and especially enjoy working in these areas. I have also started my own retreats company, Akasha Yoga organising curated yoga events all over the world.
I'm lucky enough to be able to combine work and life, and believe living a yoga lifestyle has made me successful in my career as much as my creativity has evolved my teaching style.
Whilst I embrace the digital revolution, I still find the pen and paper an important tool for any designer, and personally appreciate the flair of a hand written letter.