I like to tell stories...
A bit about me
I’m a freelance writer, artist and narrative designer working in the arts, culture and creative sector. I love nothing more than spinning ideas into engaging stories and experiences, whatever the format. If it's playful and immersive – I'm there!
Over the last 10+ years I’ve worked with award-winning creative teams on all sorts of story-driven content, from animation, to games, to the BBC's first ever augmented reality app. While at the same time, pursuing my own creative experimentation in fiction, printmaking and AI poetry... among other things!
At the heart of my approach is playful collaboration, characterful writing and a lifelong love for the craft of storytelling.
Some things I do
Scriptwriting and creative treatments.
Narrative design and game writing.
Interactive, XR and immersive storytelling.
Copywriting, UX/UI writing, tutorials and script editing for AR, VR and immersive digital experiences.
Short fiction and poetry.
Creative workshop design and facilitation.
Editorial content for web and print.
Illustration and printmaking.
People I've worked with
Clients & collaborators: The National Gallery, StoryFutures, Manchester City of Literature, the National Physical Laboratory, Manchester International Festival, FutureEverything, the Mental Health Foundation, Hyper Island, the Together Trust, Heston Blumenthal, BlackBerry and Neil Gaiman, PlayStation, Syria Relief, British Council... many more.
Published by: Lune, MsLexia, Corridor8, InkyGoodness, CreativePool.
Storytelling workshops for: FutureEverything, The Neighbourhood, Get North's N18 artist cohort, and creative students at BIMM and Hyper Island.
In-house: I spent a few years as a Senior Writer with BBC UX&D working on digital products for various BBC brands including: BBC R&D, BBC Arts, CBBC, iPlayer, Radio & Music, Crimewatch, BBC at the Edinburgh Festivals, BBC News, Bitesize and BBC Weather.
Select commissions & publications
Short story published in Lune Journal #6: Dreamfactory, 2023
Pogo's Christmas Wish
Short story commission for A Winter Story Trail, Glossop, 2022
Writer/Artist in residence, George Street Community Bookshop, Glossop, 2022
Lead Writer/Narrative Designer for three World of Keepers games, 2022:
The Keeper of Paintings, mobile AR, Arcade, StoryFutures & The National Gallery
The Keeper of Measurements, mobile AR, Arcade & The National Physical Laboratory
The Keeper Council, Roblox, Arcade & The National Gallery
Writers Room, Writing for Immersive Binaural Audio, StoryFutures, 2022
Artist Cohort, Intro to Virtual Tools, Factory International, 2022
Writer in Residence, Festival of Libraries 2021, Manchester City of Literature
One of three writers selected from 75+ applicants
StoryFutures Immersive GameLab, 2020
One of 12 writers selected from 100+ applicants
The Pengguling Egg, GM Covid Commissions, 2020
One of 60 artists selected from 400+ applicants
Exhibiting artist, The Manchester Open, HOME Manchester, 2020
Writer/Creator cohort, Storytellers United Hackjam, 2019
Part of the creative team for the winning prototype – a responsive podcast – at Digital Cities, Manchester
Exhibiting artist, Manchester Print Fair, 2017–2022
Multiple events:Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester Cathedral, Central Library, Campfield Market Hall.
Exhibiting artist, Let’s Paint the Town Red, Plant NOMA, 2018
Scriptwriter, Blind Date/Matchmaker (2016)
Screened: DepicT!, London Short Film Festival, Underwire Festival, London Golden Scout, IFF, Indie Hype
Nominated: Best Experimental Short, London Short Film Festival
Won: Best Animation (MPA Awards, 2021), Best Innovation, Best UI Design and Best UX Design (CSS Awards, 2021), Drum Silver Rose (Drum, 2020)
Nominated: UK content awards (2020), Golden Rose (Rose d'Or, 2018), People's Lovie Award (2018), People's Voice (Webbys, 2019), Best Experimental Short, LSFF (2016)