I'm interested in the philosophy of handmade enterprises and the cottage industry (the environmental aspect, lifestyle aspect and sociological effects) and the integrity of making a living from producing handmade goods on a small scale. From these interests grew a desire to promote handmade as a consumer's choice and enable artists, craftspeople and designers to develop their craft into a viable enterprise.

I graduated with a Bachelor of Design in Visual Communications from Christchurch Polytechnic in 2001 and co-own a graphic design business, Board of Design.

I live in Christchurch and am lucky enough to share my home with my little rabbit, Punky, and two very tolerant flatmates who are frequently surrounded by crafting chaos, subjected to excited tours of the latest listings on Felt and even recruited to help me promote Felt on various occasions.