Born 1981, Leicester
2010: PGCHE. University of the Arts, London
2008: BA Graphic Design. Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London
2010: Technical Demonstrator, Letterpress. University of Brighton School of Arts and Media, Brighton
2009: Technical Worker and Tutor. Leicester Print Workshop, Leicester
Selected Group Exhibitions
Small Print Big Impression, Midlands
Passion 2 Print, Embrace Arts, Leicester 2009
Passion 2 Print, Midlands
D&AD New Blood, Earls Court, London
BA Graphic Design Degree Show 2008, The Bargehouse, Oxo Tower, London
3rd Year Illustration Work in Progress, Elms Lester Painting Rooms, London
I graduated from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in 2008 in Graphic Design, following this I went to work as an artist in residence at Leicester Print Workshop, where I work now on a part-time basis as part of the technical team and teaching staff.
In 2010 I completed a PG Cert in Teaching in Higher Education for Art and Design and also began working part-time for the University of Brighton School of Arts and Media in the Letterpress Workshop as a Technical Demonstrator.
My interest in letterpress printing was a progression of my interest with transfer lettering, transferring letters individually to form words from the writing of nonsensical thoughts and conversations in my mind. As transfer lettering began to become less readily available this coincided with my first year induction into the letterpress workshop at university, I haven’t worked with transfer lettering since but began a deepening affection for letterpress printing.
The prints in this exhibition are of thoughts, feelings and conversations we have in our minds but choose not to share or speak aloud. I begin by writing steams of words from my minds conversations and go on to set this in mainly lead type before printing. I prefer to work with words and images separately.