I am a multi-discipline designer, creative director and innovator. My work crosses both performance and fashion footwear, product, graphic and web design. I am also passionate about the role of design and creativity in business and have worked with several startups and small businesses to help shape their business models, strategy and brand identity.
Originally from the UK, I spent time living and working in Germany and Italy before moving to Brooklyn, NY. I now live just outside Boston, Massachusetts. These experiences and extensive travel, have helped forge a global mindset and understanding of consumers and markets around the world.
Born out of my love of mountain biking, I founded amateur cooperative, a socially focused brand with the mission to drive opportunity and collaboration in communities brought together through shared passion.
I believe design is fundamentally about making things better and as designers we thrive on solving problems. Innovation also requires the ability to identify problems, an openness to explore and question, the understanding that ideas develop and manifest if they are shared, tested, revised and combined with other ideas.
I deliver value for my clients using this mindset, combined with an enthusiasm for building great products and solutions, helping others achieve their goals, extensive manufacturing experience, strategic thinking, communication and leadership skills.
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