Hello, I’m a 30 year old designer from the UK, now living in Malmö, 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 striving for social justice in the digital age. We just released our first publicly-available app, Better.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. Aral and I work together on the holistic design of Ind.ie. I create all the branding and graphic design work. I’m also responsible for the site, 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 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 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. Someone at Google once called me a socialist. (They thought it was an insult…)