Old Bedalian 1987

When did you leave Bedales?

I left Bedales in 1987 and went on to Rhode Island School of Design (USA) to study a BFA in Graphic Design (with honours), I graduated in 1991. I am a member of D&AD, SEGD (Society of Environmental Graphic Design) and a Trustee of the Bounce Trust – funding research into Cystic Fibrosis.

In what way did your time at Bedales influence your education and career progression (eg. approach to teaching and learning, broader experience)?

I wasn't really any good at anything academic, but was lucky enough to have some teachers who nurtured what I was good at. I left as a confident person and could so easily have not.

What is your fondest memory of Bedales?

Walking into the Quad on a Thursday afternoon and hearing the orchestra playing, especially if you were guiding prospective parents and feeling that surge of pride as they couldn't believe how good it was. 

What is your favourite pastime?

It has to be meeting up with friends and having a really good catch up with delicious food and wine. 

What is your proudest achievement?

Running the London Marathon under the time I set myself and deciding to quit my job at mile 16 to set up my own design studio… I handed in my notice the next day.