I’m Fiona, a freelance web designer, developer and web editor, and Digital Arts lecturer, based in London, UK.
In 2013 I graduated with a First Class BSc in Digital Media Technologies.
I build websites, apps, and also create digital graphics and illustrations. I enjoy collaborating with creative individuals, taking the time to listen to my clients, and figuring out the best way to design and build tailored technological solutions which will meet their own specific individual needs.
In my creative digital design and illustration work, I love to combine influences and inspiration in unusual and unexpected ways, for example mixing rough, imperfect, organic and natural textures and forms, and naive analogue mark-making effects within slick, shimmering, backlit digital settings, to create rich, luminous, multi-layered visual experiences.
I have been influenced by the illustration work of among others, Mervyn Peake, Marc Chagall, Andy Warhol, as well as slightly terrifying illustrated childhood storybooks from my German grandmother, and contemporary digital illustration work. My creative inspiration also frequently comes from the natural world and regular urban wanderings.
I currently lecture in Digital Arts at Morley College, in Central London.
I am an Adobe Certified Associate in Visual Communication Using Adobe Photoshop.
I am a part-time Web Editor and Administrator for the largest artists’ Open Studio event in the South East: www.seos-art.org
In 2016 I was selected by the Tavistock Institute to take part in a Europe-wide research project, investigating use of digital game-based learning to promote social enterprise skills for adults facing barriers to employment. I was fortunate to be invited to attend training in Rome where I collaborated with a multinational team of co-facilitators in developing the project and assisting with the software prototyping process. I was then involved in successfully facilitating pilot runs of the online game in UK in 2017.
I have previously taught Photoshop, WordPress and IT workshops in a diverse, challenging and rewarding Community Arts Charity setting in Southwark, South London. I have also helped to co-ordinate a weekly website volunteer group here. I am passionate about promoting Lifelong Learning and Digital Inclusion.
Contact me if you’d like to chat, and discuss how I might be able to help you with your website, digital media or community workshop tutoring needs.