Signposts/Writing Yorkshire (07–15) 

Roles: Writing Facilitator, Development Worker (2007 – 2015)

Key roles and achievements:
As a writer
I worked as a freelanced writing facilitator and development worker for Signposts/Writing Yorkshire consistently for 8 years…

The Youth Word Up (2013-17)

Roles: Writing and spoken word facilitator
Publication: Collation and design

As part of his guest curation of Off the Shelf in 2012, poet, novelist and activist, Benjamin Zephaniah…

Red Raw

Red Raw – Poetry Collection

Role: Editing, collation and design

Red Raw is a self-published poetry collection…

Letters Home – animating WW1

Creative writing & introduction to WW1 facilitator
Editor/Voice over recorder
Exhibition publication collation & design

As part of the development of the Sheffield and the First World War Exhibition, Museums Sheffield engaged…

Pieces of Me (2009 & 2014/15)

Young people: One-to-one facilitator & interviewer
Publication: Editor, content writer and designer

The Pieces of Me series were publication projects resulting from…

Picture the Poet – Young Poets Project (2014)

Role/s: Writer & poetry facilitator

I supported young people from Sheffield and Rotherham to produce…

Generation Journalists

Generation Journalists Programme 2013
Role/s: Workshop facilitator supporting the delivery of Generation Journalists across photography, design, film and journalism.

I supported the might Justine Gaubert (entrepreneur, social-enterpriser and all round creative talent), to…

Dyslexic & Loving Words (2013)

Dyslexic & Loving Words (Film 2012/13)

Role: Film maker, researcher, editor & interviewer

“Fascinating and moving.” Sir Ken Robinson, Author & Educationalist

In 2012, motivated by my own experiences…

Lovebytes (2002-13)

Freelance roles – Lovebytes 2002 – 2013

I worked with Lovebytes between 2002 and 2013 in various freelance roles including…

The Arthur Wharton Story

The World’s First Black Professional Footballer

Support content writer/research
Creator of related written resources for schools
Branding and design for publication & exhibition

Creative writing & resilience building (2012)

Role: Creative writing facilitator

This was an 8 week project aimed at young women (16 to 25), introducing creative writing as an…

Right Here | Researching Mental Health Services

Roles: Interviewer | content writer | designer

I conducted one to one interviews with young people, who had been involved in Sheffield’s Right Here project, about their experience of accessing Mental Health Services

PX Youth Media Project (2012)

Project coordinator
Writing & media facilitator,
Film maker, publication designer

I managed the project overall and led regular creative writing sessions and mini projects in film and photography often working alongside actress Stacey Sampson. We spent a lot of time out in the community engaging with young people on the streets, and in local libraries and schools. I edited videos from the projects and put together ‘I come from…’ a book of all the work that was created on the project.

The Sexual Exploitation of Boys and Young Men – Poster campaign

The Sexual Exploitation of Boys and Young Men –
Poster campaign (& a Guide for young men and professionals)

Role/s: Concepts | design | photography

This was a poster campaign consisting of 8 posters illustrating…

The Sexual Exploitation of Boys and Young Men – A Guide (2012)

The Sexual Exploitation of Boys and Young Men –
A Guide for young men and professionals & poster campaign

Role/s: Content writing, editing, collation, design & photography

The booklet offers advice and guidance to professionals who….

The Thick and Thin of it

The Thick and Thin of It – Poetry Collection by Donna Jones

Role: Editing, collation and design of 67 page publication, 2012
Film advert: audio/editing

The Thick and Thin of It is…

Cube Magazine (2005-12)

Cube Magazine Journalism & Media Project

Role/s: (Oct 2005 – 2012)
Project Manager
Trainer (journalism, graphic design, photography, film/documentary)
Supervisor, mentor, editor
Graphic designer for Cube in print (2008 onwards)

Cube Magazine was a pioneering vocationally focused journalism and media project…

Pocket Universe (2010&12)

Role/s: Workshop facilitator (photography)

I delivered this miniature photography workshop for children based on the work of…

Words in Pixels (2011)

Words in Pixels young writers’ installation (2011)

Installation artist – collation, editing & design of audio/visual installation

Words in Pixels brought together a selection of short pieces of poetry and fiction written by 42 young writers from across South Yorkshire. The pieces were…

Sexual Exploitation – A Guide for foster carers (2011)

Role/s: Content writing, editing, collation and design

A comprehensive fold-out leaflet offering Foster Carers advice and….

Site Gallery (1998-2011)

Site Gallery Contemporary Art Gallery (1998 to 2011)

Various freelance roles over a number of years including:
Education manager, freelance workshop facilitator & development worker

I worked extensively at Site Gallery during my early years as a freelance creative practitioner…

Raw Voices (2011)

Young people:
Coordinator & poetry/spoken word workshop facilitator
For Our Rawmarsh, Our Lives publication:
Collation, design & editing

Raw Voices (Jan 2011 – March 2011) was a Rawmarsh&Me…Unlimited project, led by…

Toulouse Lautrec in poetry (2011)

Toulouse Lautrec in poetry (2011)
‘Nuit des Musées’, Musee Toulouse Lautrec, Albi, France.
Roles: Writing facilitator & artist

I led creative writing workshops around the life of painter, Henri de Toulouse Lautrec…

Raw Talent Magazine (2010)

Role/s: Journalism & graphic design facilitator

I worked with two groups of Rawmarsh School students [11 to 13 & 14 to 16] to produce….

Fright Cam (2010)

Role: Fright Cam facilitator & young people supervisor

Fright Cam projected instant huge-scale photographs…

Comic Life Project (2010)

Role: Photography, writing and Comic Life facilitator

Summer Comic Life project with Rawmarsh Comprehension students for…

The Siblings Project (2009)

Role/s: Workshop facilitator (photography)
& artist/producer (performance visuals – photography and animation)

The aim of the Siblings Project was to visually bring to life a suite of six…

Scars Project (2009)

Role: Story-telling facilitator / story editor

The Scars project was a photography and storytelling project…

Our Voice short film (2008)

Media/animation facilitator
Film editor

Our Voice was a short animated film by care-experienced young people commissioned…

Lyrical Magazine

Lyrical Magazine, by care-experienced youth groups
For e-SY Info 2007-2008

Role: Consultant, Trainer & Lead Facilitator
Graphic design for the magazine in print

Key roles and achievements:
I devised and delivered a Train the Trainer…

Grounded Magazine (2007)

Role/s: Journalism & graphic design facilitator

Grounded Magazine was a Rawmarsh City Learning Centre (Rotherham)…

Rawmarsh Digital English Project (2006-07)

Role/s: Creative writing & web facilitator
Workshops through 2006 – 2007

I planned and delivered a programme of Saturday workshops supporting young people [11-13yrs] to produce…

Artist in Residence – Abbeydale Grange (2003-05)

Roles: Multimedia Artist in Residence & Workshop Leader
Key roles and achievements:
Reviving an unused darkroom and ran…

Youth Arts Worker – St. Mary’s

Role: Youth Arts Worker – St. Mary’s Community Centre (March 2005 – August 2006)

I work as part of a team of youth workers devising and delivering creative sessions for the junior youth group and on occasion the senior group.

Lovebytes Festival of Digital Art (2002,03&05)

Role/s: Photojournalist, interviewer

I worked as a photojournalist and interviewer during the Lovebytes International Festival of Digital Arts for…

Dobcroft photography residency(2004)

Role: Photographer

I worked with all 90 final year students [6-7 years] in small groups, to document…