Words can mean nothing.
Words can mean anything.
Worst of all, words can mean everything.
But words shouldn’t ‘mean’. They should stir. And stick. And babble and rabble and squabble and sass.
Whether you’re working on a script, a loving card or a call to arms, your people don’t want fancy-footing or complexity.
They want a feeling, a meaningful connection.
It all starts with purpose.
I’ve been telling stories professionally for 12 years.
And since my little family was dealt a killer blow in 2019, I’ve shaken off the anaesthetic of day-to-day and masculinity’s condom to the senses, I’ve learned to turn hard times into love stories, making deep and authentic connections between people, organisations and audiences.
If you have a meaningful purpose, I can do the same for you.
Creative writer. Poetry (Bloomsbury Festival, Imperial War Museums), short stories (All Good Divorces), creative features (The Wildlife Trusts).
Brand writer. Copy and content, brand writing, development and guidelines (Watchful Mary, Another Place Hotels, Stranger Collective).
Collaborator. Spoken word (Sprout Spoken), film editing (What If with Simon Cohen) and theatre (Dartington College of Arts).
Visual artist. Photography (Edges of Darkness exhibition, Boardmasters festival press) and films (various shorts).
They call me a neo–generalist. All of my skills are available when we work together and we’ll hone in on the best ones to serve your purpose.
Creative writer: I could write you a short story, a feature, a poem
Stories to move people, get them leaning in, learning, crying, laughing along.
Maybe you have a person, a place or a theme to get things started. I can go away and make something for you, or we can play in the mud together.
Visual artist and collaborator: we could work together in film, workshops, scripts, art-meets-words
Maybe you have a concept or a platform or a few skills of your own. Maybe you need to add a writer to the team. I’m always open to new ideas and I’m well connected in a network of creative, skillful people.
Full disclosure: I prefer it when we share a point of view.
The professional storyteller.
International organisations trust my ‘eye’.
Applying my creativity to brand, I’ve stirred up hospitality, festival, travel and surf audiences all over the world. Content marketing, storytelling, photography. In-house copywriting, brand building, content management and a good chunk of SEO consulting in London agencies. I don’t love the technical stuff (can’t we just throw some paint around and see what happens?), but I bloody well know it.
I’ve been around the block, and every person, client, business and campaign has had one thing in common: interesting stories told well.
There’s no telling where this might lead, so let’s pick up the phone before things go any further.
I love to know the good bits – that’s you, your partner, your purpose, your place, your values, your audience – the works.
I’m not always free to take on new projects. If you know there’s something on the horizon get in touch now.