In addition to my journalism, I have worked on projects for private and commercial clients in various capacities, primarily as a writer - essays, interviews, features, reports, competition submissions and other content - but also as an editor and a consultant on on media strategy and PR.

 

To me, the readership is different but the exercise is similar: delivering clear, compelling content tailored to the client's needs. My experience in dealing with creative, high-profile individuals and organisations has equipped me to translate complex ideas and concepts into clear, compelling content. 

Philosopher Alain de Botton's initiative to commission high-profile architects to design contemporary holiday homes in the UK. Designers have included John Pawson, Peter Zumthor, Grayson Perry and FAT, MVRDV, NORD and Michael and Patty Hopkins.

I am writing in-depth essays on the ideas behind each design and the challenges of realising it, talking to the designers, Living Architecture, and other key participants. The essays will be collected into a book in the near future.

Commercial clients

Trojan Horse Was A Unicorn

Writing and consulting on publicity strategy for the growing, international festival of digital arts and entertainment.

John McAslan & Partners

Writing materials for press and competition submissions

Marc O'Polo

Print and video materials for clothing brand's Autumn/Winter 2017 campaign, working with brand ambassadors 

Books & Essays

Eye: The Story Behind The London Eye

(Black Dog Publishing, 2007)

Solutions for a Modern City: Arup In Beijing

(Black Dog, 2008)

The Wire Re-Up

(Guardian Books, 2009)​

The Sainsbury Laboratory: Science, Architecture, Art

(Black Dog, 2011)