I spent my childhood in The City of Lincoln, a rural part of England with open skies, green spaces and over 1100 years of architectural history.
My first official commission was at age 9, when I designed the front cover of my school sports day program, which secured my heart in the creative world. I studied painting, ceramics and photography and gained a place at the Lincoln School of Art and design, later continuing my education in art, photography and art history.
I later moved to Norwich, to the School of Art and Design and completed a BA (Hons) degree in Visual Arts. Leaving University, eager and wanting to put my mark on the world, I discovered Marketing with my first ‘real’ job working as a Marketing Coordinator for a large organisation. I worked in the field for 8 years, in both a Managing and an Artworking capacity, with several Design Agencies in the UK. I worked with Budweiser, McDonalds, Sony and GE. During this time, I also studied to gain an Hnc in Graphic Design and went on to teach.