Unlike a delicious jar of French confiture aux mûres sauvages, I don’t come neatly packaged in one flavour. I am all of the above things, and taking the time to master them without endless distraction is a challenge and a pleasure.
After all, what’s jam without a fresh croissant? A sticky mess all over your lap.
Keeping people on their toes since 1987
From the age of 13, for a decade, I appointed myself as Editor of a small magazine called Daydream. There was only ever one reader, and she loved it.
By the time it got to my final year at university I had to give up publishing for a bit, because I was writing spoof documentaries (and attempting to convey magic and mime acts) for student radio. All this climaxed with winning a national Student Radio Association Award at a fancy-pants ceremony in the O2 in London. You can see that place from space. Some would say I peaked too soon, but I’d already won an “Oscar” for a short film I made at Sixth Form, and it got a big screen premiere at the Cambridge Arts Picturehouse cinema.
Nowhere left to go?
All burned out at 23?
I decided not. What followed was a year of journalism and then one evening I found myself making a fantasy map… I thought, most people watch stuff on Netflix to unwind. So I contacted the designer of some of my favourite maps, and what do you know – soon I was designing a network map for buses in Northampton.
Finally, I peaked.
Or did I? Don't let me stop you from thrusting me into my next upwards trajectory.