I am a Scottish freelance art director and designer currently living in the south Cotswolds with my young son and lovely husband. I crossed over into the film industry as an established architect where I previously managed a series of built projects from inception to completion with John McAslan+Partners and Anouska Hempel Design in London. I also managed to dapple in the field of lighting design in-between jobs.
Bored of the battles and comparatively slow pace building projects take to get off the ground in the UK - I was attracted by the film industries bright lights, diverse hands-on appeal, and the magic of the end result. Starting at the bottom and largely in TV - I worked my way up through every position in the art department, assisting, graphics, drafting, eventually cutting my teeth as an on-camera art director - where everything fell into place.
I have since worked nationally, and whenever I can, internationally across broad and varying budgets, genres and periods; creating and managing studio and location sets, scripted and improvised pieces.