Being an Artworker at Foolproof takes a combination of creative flare and attention to detail. I’m the one responsible for keeping my fellow Foolproofers in-line with our brand. It's my duty to obsess over the details of typography, and create templates and guides for others to use to ensure that as a company, we present information clearly and consistently.
I’m also increasingly involved with how we present ourselves to the outside world; a challenge I really enjoy. I’ve recently been photographing the processes we use to illustrate the spectrum and creativity of the work we do. I have a great love of hands-on making, doing, creating that I was able to put to use in the design and creation of an exhibition of Knit and Foolproofs’ work as part of Digital Shoreditch.
I studied Graphic Design at Leeds Metropolitan University, and Japanese Language & Culture at Hiroshima University. Between leaving university and arriving at Foolproof, I’ve worked for a couple of small design studios in Tokyo, for various architectural practices (as a graphic designer), and spent several years working freelance for clients primarily from the arts, education and third sector.
Out of hours, my world has until recently revolved around planning my wedding. Now that that’s out the way (in the best possible sense), I’ll be in charge of managing the builders while they gut and put back together our house over the coming four months. I also want to get back into running and get my teeth into a few personal design projects. I’ve also been day-dreaming of setting myself the challenge of cycling to Gilles Peterson’s festival in Sète next summer, or perhaps just part of the way!