I’M PASSIONATE ABOUT SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT AND I LOVE DRAWING. IT TOOK ME OVER TEN YEARS HERDING CATS AND WRITING REPORTS AS A MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT BEFORE I REALISED THE POWER OF COMBINING THE TWO.
From mindless doodling in meetings, I progressed to using bold visuals in reports. I noticed that people enjoyed looking at and sharing them, which is a lot to say for a research or policy report. I’ve worked with people from different disciplines, cultures and political alignments. When everyone is trying to get their view across, by visually representing relationships between ideas the drawings become frameworks and anchor points for discussion. I have worked for large companies (PwC, Palladium International), the government and independently on health, education and international development in the UK, Finland, Sweden, Nigeria, Peru and Cuba. I have a Master’s degree in Sociology from the University of Birmingham, a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of Bristol and I’m currently doing a Master’s degree in Development Communications at Malmö University. I live in Bristol, UK.