Strategic Advisor

I am an advisor to the Directors of Turner Works at a key moment in the evolution of the studio. My 30-year career spans Senior and Board level roles in advertising, design and architecture.  As a Creative Strategist, I work at the intersection of design, innovation, creativity and business strategy.  I have enjoyed working with world-class brands, organisations and institutions on multiple design initiatives, creating places and spaces that better satisfy the communities they serve.

My interest lies in how design + creativity can both reflect and shape identity and culture. In its fullest scope, design can build social and cultural capital by shaping the physical and symbolic aspects of the built environment,  fostering a sense of identity, community, and connection. Prior to advising Turner.Works, I spent 15 years building the design practice Jump Studios, before overseeing a merger with global architecture practice Populous in 2015, exiting the business in 2021.  

I have also conceived several cultural projects, including Musicity – a locative, curated digital-music platform, encouraging people to explore cities through sound.  This initiative was nominated for a Design Museum Designs of The Year Award.  More recently, I founded Common Ground, a mixed-use, cycling and active travel destination for cycling + active travel communities.