Bachelor of Education
Certificate in Feature Film Writing
I live & work in Los Angeles, CA as a designer and copywriter for most major Hollywood studios with a particular emphasis on kids stuff. That lets me get in touch with the inner child that I was never allowed to express as a kid. Cool.
I have tons of experience in designing for a wide variety of projects. I can generate fresh, original ideas and develop them from start to finish, either on my own or as part of a creative team. I do play well with others!
Cartamundi Elite – Universal City, CA
Projects include entertainment packaging
& premium design. I propose & create
high-quality mock-ups for presentation
JJ & A POP – Glendale, CA
Projects include entertainment display
design with corresponding collateral
pieces created from client-supplied
Bertco – South Pasadena, CA
Projects include entertainment packaging,
premium design & mechanical prep.
1999 – 2013
Vision Advertising – Hollywood, CA
A wide range of design projects included
displays, print advertisments, consumer
products, packaging & more as well as
copywriting & cataloging assets.
1998 – 1999
The MacPhee Group – Pasadena
Design projects included promo materials for
home video releases, toy packaging.
1990 – 1998
Peter Green Design – Burbank
Work consisted of design & building
mechanicals for Fox Kids including
games, puzzles & activities.
Things I dig? Obviously art, but also movies, music, cats (I have 3 rescues, one short of being the crazy cat lady).
What else is cool for me? Classical music, as in Beethoven & the Beatles, travel & of course, chocolate.
My ideal day would be tooling around Ireland in a Mini Cooper listening to "Yesterday" while scarfing down a Cadbury's Milk Bar. Heaven.
An interesting fact: I lived twenty years in Australia & now have a strangely weird accent as a result. There are other things about me that are weird, but I'd rather not get into that now.
Design projects I really like? Pretty much everything but I have a special ability for children's projects, maybe because I was a primary school teacher in Australia. I also love kids animated films.
I am a published writer & I also write screenplays. Right now I'm writing a miniseries on Australian convicts.
I'm a history buff, but that's the only thing about me that's buff.
Portrait & landscape painting is one way I spend my free time. Check my work out on my personal projects page.
Creating games, puzzles & activities for kids is also a unique passion, so much so that project managers at Disney have a nickname for me. I am the "game queen".
Love all things British & Australian: tea, movies, actors, scones.