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A creative Graphic Designer with over 20 years experience in web and print design, management and production,  generating strong and effective visuals for the commercial workplace. My enthusiasm for design is carried across into a long held passion for garden design and landscape architecture.


Current Occupation


Post Graduate Student. 

  • ​MA Landscape Architecture and Design (Leeds Metropolitan University)
    Sept 2010 – present

This Landscape Institute accredited Masters Degree course combines design with a concern for our environment to improve the quality of people’s lives.

A programme of creative design-based modules are studied delivering landscape projects that build upon previous design skills and experience. All modules are conducted within a broad social and environmental context and include research, analysis, design development and solutions for both urban and rural landscapes. Studies culminate with a Major Design Project that provides a opportunity to showcase skills by undertaking a comprehensive landscape architecture challenge from project inception to a resolved design.
Areas of personal interest include creative rural landscape interventions and designs to improve public health and well-being.


Freelance Artist and Designer:

  • Artist Exhibitions :
    July 2012 – present
    2012/2013 work on view and for sale in various galleries in the north of England.
    Details of work at
  • Graphic Design Commissions:
    Dec 2009 – present
    Small graphic and web design jobs for local businesses and associations including leaflets, brochures, corporate identities, stationery and website interface designs.



Employment History


  • Website Designer & Development Manager. HBOS plc.
    7 years  (Mar 2002 – Dec 2009)

Working within both the E-commerce and E-marketing departments this role provided central governance and design development for over ten major retail websites for the HBOS Group.

To establish, enhance and maintain consistent corporate identify and brand message across all retail websites.
To expand the capabilities and performance of each site whilst ensuring consistent, effective and quality project delivery.
To significantly reduce business overheads for the production, ongoing support and improvements to website development.
To establish a best practice project framework to all businesses for the delivery of content managed website and to build a team of specialists to deliver an on-going programme of website redesigns.​


  • Graphic Designer & New Media Developer. Halifax plc.
    13 years  (Sept 1989 – Mar 2002​)

Creative lead and senior designer as part of a busy in-house graphic design team providing a complete design service delivering all of the groups graphic design and new media production needs.

Graphic Design: To design and deliver a complete range of printed and online material ensuring corporate identity control, quality control and cost effective print production.
New Media Developer: To ensure all business application interfaces and customer facing communications were innovative and intuitive, with a professional, consistent look and feel whilst maintaining conformance to the groups range of brands and usability standards.


  • Graphic Designer / Visualiser. Peter Gittins Ad Agency.
    2 years (Sept 1987 – Sept 1989)

​Working as a graphic designer in the creative studio forming part of a successful South Manchester based advertising agency.

To meet clients, establish and agree briefs, produce concepts and design solutions, print production and delivery of printed communications on behalf of the agency.
Portfolio of work included corporate identities, promotional literature and press advertising.




  • Post graduate MA – Landscape Architecture
    ​2010 – present
    Leeds Metropolitan University.
  • Certificate of HE (Distinction) – Garden Art & Design
    2009 – 2010
    Royal Horticultural Society and Leeds Metropolitan University, RHS Harlow Carr
  • Degree (BA hons) – Graphic Design
    1984 – 1987
    Leeds Metropolitan University.
  • Degree Foundation (Distinction) – Art & Design
    1983 – 1984
    Teesside College of Art & Design.




I run a small holding of around 8 acres breeding rare breed sheep and chickens and own two horses.
In my spare time I enjoy fell running, mountaineering and equestrian sport and to relax I garden, design and draw.