“Make the most of every opportunity, as you never you what adventure it will take you on and enjoy life as a constant learning journey, to never stop learning.”
Please tell us a bit about your work and your influences
My work explores the relationship people have with chronic pain and how it is difficult to express those feelings. My own lived experience of pain inspires a curiosity into how a designer/maker can
engage others in difficult conversations to understanding how pain feels and the life challenges people face. Design can help change our thinking around chronic pain. Research is a key element in
this change, to understand appropriate methodologies that can push boundaries and question how we view the world . Collaboration, a transdisciplinary approach and sustainability are the directional
aspirations in moving forward with my work.
How have you found your course and what made you choose it?
I chose this course as it was the perfect fit to complete my foundation degree in Creative Metalwork, to a full BA Honours degree. This course has given me the tools to confidentially develop as a
How important was location for you?
Brighton was my first choice of location to study, due to it’s vibrant and creative community
What are your plans after graduation?
My plan after graduating is an MA, to study in more depth how sustainable design can support our communities and our role in empowering those that live with constant pain. I am interested in
interventions for coping strategies and the timeliness of these in how they can disseminate change.
If you could give you 16 year old self any advice about going to University what would it be?
Advice to my 16 year old self would be make the most of every opportunity, as you never you what adventure it will take you on and enjoy life as a constant learning journey, to never stop learning.