About: I currently run Falling Blossom, a little design studio that turns reams of data into visual stories for a wide variety of clients. I am fuelled by coffee, books and boardgames.

On the Internet, I'm probably best known for designing information graphics, you may have even seen one or two of them bobbing around. After graduating from the University of Leeds with a first class degree in New Media and a minor in Japanese, I was hired straightaway as a designer for a start-up based in Bristol, UK where I fell into the role of an information designer quite accidentally.

It was a job I never really knew existed, but with my passion for both design and numbers (I'm a bit of a maths and science nerd) it suited me perfectly. I then went on to research, analyse data and design for literally hundreds of infographics covering a wide range of topics for a number of online and print publications.

Since then, I have freelanced for a number of organisations including Column Five Media and Fast Company, and led the infographic projects at JESS3 as their information design director. I currently run my own design studio, Falling Blossom, where I tell stories with data.

When I'm not designing, you will likely find me:

  • Immersing myself in a good sci-fi / fantasy book
  • Playing World of Warcraft or Guild Wars 2
  • Drinking a cup of coffee or green tea
  • Looking at maps
  • Hiking up a nearby hill or mountain
  • Playing boardgames (I freakin' loves boardgames!) 
  • Studying Japanese
  • Wine tasting
  • Listening to classic rock or power metal
  • Petting my cat
  • Kicking people's butts at Guitar Hero
  • Learning herbalism... because it could come in handy. 

Never stop learning

Im my spare time I take university courses for fun!

Astrobiology | University of Edinburgh, Coursera | Jan 2013
Nutrition for Health Promotion | University of California, Coursera | Jan 2013
Greek and Roman Mythology | University of Pennsylvania, Coursera | Nov 2012
Sci-Fi and Fantasy Literature | University of Michigan, Coursera | Sep 2012