Hello, I’m a 29 year old designer from the UK, soon to be living in Sweden.
I was a freelance designer, illustrator and front end web developer for six years, but since the summer of 2014, I’ve been a full time designer at Ind.ie. We’re a tiny social enterprise building social technology that respects human rights. You really should check us out.
I know what you’re thinking… “Designer? That’s a bit vague…” At Ind.ie, we’re a tiny team working with limited funds. So we have to be flexible and multidisciplinary. We work together on the holistic design of Ind.ie, lead by Aral. I create all the branding and graphic design work. I’m also responsible for the website, including the design and front end development. I also do the admin, organisational stuff, and accounts. When I need to, I write, edit, and give talks about Ind.ie too.
If you’re familiar with Ind.ie, it won’t surprise you that ethical, sustainable and independent design is incredibly important to me. I believe in our right to privacy, and that we should be able to own our own data and choose what we share without having to compromise on convenience. And the alternative tools that give us the power to own our own data should be available to everyone, not just those with the technical know-how.