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About me

I’m a Los Angeles-based, British Creative Director and Graphic Designer with over 15 years of award-winning experience and an industry acclaimed portfolio. Born in Reading, UK, after giving up dreams of being in a shoegaze band I moved to London in 2002 and began designing magazines, an unhealthy passion still to this day. After 12 years in London I moved to New York to become the Art Director of Time Out New York, then a few design awards later I jumped even further west to Los Angeles to be the Creative Director of Playboy magazine redesigning and rebranding the iconic mens title.

I’m a creative leader and mentor with extensive experience covering print and digital design, social media and video, creative agency advertising and brand redevelopment. I’ve managed creative teams of all sizes, built departments from the ground up and have an extensive knowledge of graphic and commercial design trends. I’ve also art directed countless photoshoots over my career, including working with Nick Cave, Scarlett Johansson, Noel Gallagher, Matthew McConaughey, The Strokes, A$AP Rocky, Diplo and Chris Rock.

I live in Silverlake, Los Angeles.

Awards

  • Art Director of the Year 2013 BSME Awards

  • Designer of the Year 2009 Independent Publisher Awards

  • Min’s Editorial & Design Award 2017 for Design & Art Direction

  • Min’s Editorial & Design Award 2017 for Cover Design

  • Fishbowl Cover of the Year 2015 for Time Out New York

  • SPD Cover Gold Medal Award 2014 for Time Out New York

  • Nominated for Art Director of the Year 2010 BSME Awards

  • Nominated for Designer of the Year 2011 PPA Awards