In March 2009 I started my career at McLaren Automotive. Soon after joining, my exterior theme was chosen for P1. Rob Melville, now Design Director, helped mentor me and together with a team of incredible people we shaped the design language of McLaren Automotive. I've been the Lead Designer on several key products for the company, including the exterior of P1, P1 GTR, 720S exterior and the 570S interior. I was most recently Senior Design Manager on the exterior of the new Artura.
I initially studied at Northumbria University in Newcastle-upon-Tyne under the legend of John Sweeney. This not only gave me my foundations in creative thinking and innovation, but also taught me resilience and helped develop my hard-working attitude. I then completed an MA in Vehicle Design at the Royal College of Art in London. This allowed me to build on my innovative thinking but more importantly opened my eyes to so many different influences both in the wider College and during my internship in Tokyo for Toyota Advanced Design.
I am enjoying focusing back on the essence of how my story all started - drawing cars for the shear fun of it!