About me

With over 28 years of graphic design experience I have been fortunate enough to have worked with fantastic iconic brands and inspirational writers, photographers, illustrators, stylists, and home economists. My career started at The National Magazine Co. (now Hearst UK), eventually rising to Group Art Director on their wedding portfolio, including You & Your Wedding, Cosmo Bride, London Wedding and launching the successful website for You & Your Wedding.

I then set up my own creative studio, Spinning Top, working with existing clients and successfully developing a wider client base before undertaking a short foray into the world of contract publishing. I was approached to work at Group Art Director at Seven, before leaving to join sister agency Blue Door Media. I then reverted back to Creative Director for my studio, Spinning Top (now Pongo & Matelot).

I have designed books, art directed advertising campaigns, developed brand identities, created infographics, photographed and written travel articles and produced a vast array of digital work. Working on brands from all sectors such as Chanel, John Lewis, Jo Malone, English Heritage, Next and Boden.

My studio, Pongo & Matelot offers the complete art direction and design consultation resource across all platforms and media. And is available for art direction and creative consultancy on; contract & consumer magazines, photoshoots and production, brand development, digital, look books, pitches and presentations.

And oh, and I screen print too!


Art Direction, book design, Branding, Illustration, magazine design, report, Typography

Sector Experience

Advertising, Arts, Communications, Creative Services, Fashion, Finance, Food & Beverages, Healthcare


CiB Award, Eagle Award, PPA Award


Hearst UK, The River Group, Wardour

Currently No Recommendations
Looking for work
Project featured:Infographics by inkatoosh
on 11th February 2016
Project featured:Savills Insights Commuting Trends Review
on 15th February 2016
Project featured:Passport Magazine
on 4th January 2017
Perm, Freelance, Temp-Perm, Part time, Remote
Skill Level
Senior, Director
Creativepool member since 20 January 2007