Design research - I use ethnographic research to learn about people and their behaviours, and to bring their voices at the heart of social innovation. #empathy #ethnography #insight
Storytelling - My background is in visual communication. I use graphic design, film, illustration, data mapping, and podcasting to make sense of complex ideas and tell compelling stories that inspire change. #sense-making #narrative
Participation - I bring people together to generate new ideas, and prototype possible futures. Often through food. #community #co-design #prototyping
An intimate experience combining audio storytelling and food to bring people’s emotional food memories to life. To listen to the stories and find out more about the project, go to comfortfoodstories.org
The Hope Rising is a series of conversations with humans who dare to hope. To listen to the podcast, go to hoperisingpodcast.com
Independent Social Designer
Service design, visual storytelling and qualitative research for social change.
Since September 2016, London
Senior Service Designer
Facilitating innovation in the public sector through service design, research, and visual storytelling.
August 2011 - September 2016, London
Brixton People's Kitchen
Leading a community organisation
aiming to reduce food waste and social isolation through celebration.
December 2011 - May 2015, London
Designer on social innovation projects.
June-July 2011, London
Graphic design on advocacy and
fundraising campaigns, branding and
publications for non-profit organisations.
July 2008 - July 2010, Dublin
Service Design in Government,
Social Design Platform, Lithuania, September 2016
Forward / Story, May 2015
Open Works Festival of Ideas, October 2014
Tedx Brixton, July 2013
Feminism, Farming & The Politics of Food, Feminist library, June 2013
International Conference on Designing Food and Designing For Food, July 2012