I am a Creative Pollinator.
I apply creative intelligence and strategic thinking to
create, connect, refine & evolve.
I am an award-winning branding, marketing and digital Creative/Design Strategist and Researcher. I have 17 years of experience working with multi-disciplinary teams, both in agencies and on the client side, in the USA and Europe. I excel at:
- sensitively listening to needs and questioning in an empathetic manner
- researching, strategizing, conceptualizing and directing creative solutions
- recognizing and nurturing creative talent
- observing and harnessing trends and innovation
- connecting and curating inspirational people, ideas and projects
Born and raised in Manchester England, I graduated from Edinburgh College of Art with a BA Hons in Visual Communication, and began the new millennium in London, fully immersed in the international creative community.
It was here that my creative pollinating began, as I spent the next decade carving a unique career path that exposed me to a wide spectrum of the commercial creative industry.
In 2008, I made the move to Los Angeles, California, where I have since consulted for a wide range of clients and continue to evolve my offering.
I am a passionate advocate of sustainable design thinking, and work with all sizes of teams across multiple sectors, to create strategic, creative solutions and holistic brand experiences.
AWARDS & APPOINTMENTS
AIGA (Re)design Award for Creative Direction & Copywriting (Sustainable Design)
PDN Photo Annual, Corporate Design Category Winner (Creative Direction)
Engagement Director, AIGA Los Angeles
US West Coast Correspondent, Source Magazine (Ethical Fashion Forum)
SELECTION OF CLIENTS & ACCOUNTS
American Express, American Rag, BP, BT, Cancer Research, Castrol, Chiquita, Chivas Regal, CJ E&M, Coca-Cola, DHL, Dior, Ford, Fortis, Eva Longoria, Ethical Fashion Forum, GSK, Hakkasan Group, Harrods, JER, Jones Lang LaSalle, Kronenbourg, Levi's, Liberty, Melissa McCarthy, Mercedes-Benz, Net Documents, Porshe, ShowingTime, Superdry, TAGS, Tax Credit Co. The Westfield Group, Tishman Speyer, Toblerone, Uneliever, Vittel, World Wide Fund For Nature.
Top Photo Courtesy: Elyaou