About Me

My interest in lighting was first piqued at the age of eight, when I was watching a children’s entertainer while on holiday. I was completely transfixed by the colourful patterns of the lights, to the extent that I started up my own party business at home for close family and friends. This grew into a small-scale events company based in Cambridge, which I continued to nurture and grow through the years. 

I remember childhood trips to Walt Disney World, where I became utterly enthralled by the ability of lighting to tell a story,

transporting guests into vastly different worlds (little did I know that a few years into the future, this would become my place of work for the summer!) I knew at this point that what I desired the most was to follow a storytelling-focussed career.

Fast-forward a few years to 2016 and there I was, moving away from the quiet rural life of Cambridgeshire to the non-stop hustle and bustle of London! I started my studies towards a BA in Lighting Design at Rose Bruford College, where I have since worked in a design capacity on a vast array of projects, from a large-scale musical to experimental work exploring the possibilities of projection and interactivity. 

Outside of my academic studies, I have also pursued my passion for filmmaking - directing my own short films, through to working as the Director of Photography for a short film shot in Iceland at the beginning of 2019. 

In 2019 I graduated from Rose Bruford College with a First Class BA (Hons) degree in Lighting Design. I have since worked as a lighting designer on theatre, opera and large-scale live events. With every project, I hope for my work continues to tell the stories that captured my attention so intensely years ago.

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