I started training as a fine artist, which lead to selling my work and participating in exhibitions throughout the country and in London.
Next stop was a job in a London Graphic Design studio in Docklands, I got this job on the strength of my drawing skills. I did further training in Typography at the London College of Printing and Graphic Design, training on the job.
Eventually I started my own company, specialising in illustration, graphic design, photography, packaging and advertising. This is still trading successfully today.
When I got to a significant birthday I decided that I wanted to give something back and help young people with the benefit of my experience, I volunteered to teach at my old college and was offered a job within three weeks. I enjoy working with young people I find it rewarding and inspiring, that is why I continue to teach.