Life Before Hero&Cape

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View of Newcastle's Quayside from The Baltic Art Gallery

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The Baltic Art Gallery, which this year became the first institution other than The TATE to host the Turner Prize

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My work shown at an exhibition in the main foyer of Northumbria University's Design Building

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My work shown at an exhibition in the main foyer of Northumbria University's Design Building

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My Final Major Project model shown at the New Designers exhibition in Islington in 2009

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My Final Major Project model shown at the New Designers exhibition in Islington in 2009

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A view of the Pininfarina pool. No idea what it was for but the Turin summer meant the urge to dive in was always there!


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The Pininfarina museum containing just a handful of the cars that have been created there. We walked past this everyday to the canteen, not a bad place to work!


So I was looking through the pictures folder on my Mac and found quite a few images from my 4 years at uni in Newcastle. I am actually a Transportation Design grad, which basically meant 4 years of car design and a little bit of product design.

It was something I wanted to do all my life and was great fun and meant I got to study in one of the greatest cities in the UK! During my time at uni, I learnt everything I know now about art & design, I learnt how to clean my own clothes! Met my best friends there and also almost cut my fingers off in the workshop! It also took me to the beautiful city of Turin in Northern Italy when I did a 3 month placement at Pininfarina where they design all the Ferrari's and many other cars.

In the end though, as much as I love the job and the process the industry just wasn't for me. I still love cars and design but having experienced what I have in the industry it just wasn't the place for me. Which is why I now work on Hero&Cape which is fantastic as it allows me to be as creative as I can with few restrictions and I get to call the shots! (I'm also a bit of a control freak!)

Anyway, I hope you enjoy the pictures!
Hero and Cape