I am an Architect and artist from and living in Edinburgh.
Art / Graphic Design / Illustration
I enjoy the immediacy of drawing and painting so for the last 10 years I have worked as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer alongside my architectural projects.
I approach each commission on its own terms - believing that the style is strongest when it emerges out of the circumstances unique to the individual project.
My past clients for freelance design include:
The Easy Rollers - Edinburgh Fringe Poster & Logo design
Dynkarken Dulce de Leche - Packaging & Branding Design
Migs Textiles - Stall & Logo Design
Dowally - Record Cover & Artwork
Dani Sicari And The Easy Rollers - Record Cover & Artwork
Bonzai Quartet - Record Cover & Artwork
Foo Birds - Record Cover & Artwork
Selina Thompson - Website Illustration
Artemis Intelligent Power - Graphic Design
Glasgow Food Co-operative - Graphic Design
University of Sheffield Drama Society - Set Design
Platform Festival - Graphic Design
I set up Meshworks LLP with my design partner Joshua Taylor in 2016 after returning back to the UK after our Architectural education in Umeå, Nothern Sweden.
We first met at Sheffield School of Architecture’s undergraduate programme, which we attended because of its reputation for sustainability research, questioning, criticality. For our MArch we travelled to Umeå in northern Sweden, to study under Alberto Altés at the Laboratory of Immediate Architectural Intervention. Considering architecture as a political and social process rather than just a stage in building construction, we gained knowledge of alternative practices in a very intense two years in a close-knit group, building and testing ideas in between academic work.
We think good architecture plays a crucial part in creating a healthy, happy society. When we design we consider the wider implications of our decisions as well as striving to meet (and hopefully exceed) the personal wishes of our clients.
We have a thoughtful approach to sustainabiltiy that we believe is dependent on the low-tech, the local and craft skill. We think buildings should be of their place and time; full of contrasts and delight; redolent of locality and their inhabitants.
One of our main architectural projects over the last three years has been helping the Edinburgh Student Housing Co-operative in Tollcross renovate their previously unusable basement into a light, communal area suitable for meetings, workshops, parties and cooking and eating. Our other main project that we’re currently working on is another ‘self-build’ residential project in Cornwall.