About me and my work

By day, I’m a freelance designer and front-end developer. I mostly work on projects that need user experience or product direction guidance. Email me if you’re looking for help.

By night, I write an Internet of Things and smart home reviews site, called Sensors and Sensibility, and do a little hobby-work as an illustrator.

I’m British, hailing originally from deepest, darkest, Cornwall. I emigrated to San Francisco from London in 2013 where I live with my husband, Alex.


Most recently I was the interim Director of the Communications and Engagement Focus Area at Code for America.  When I wasn’t trying to work out what a director actually did, I was a senior designer and product lead.

Prior to being uprooted from London, I was a very early collaborator for www.gov.uk, the flag-ship, award-winning, single-domain project for the Government Digital Service, a new department within the Cabinet Office of the UK Government. I did full front-end stack work as well as user experience and digital service design, and also helped to develop their Design Principles and Service Design Manual.

Our work won 2013 Design of the Year, as well a highly coveted Black Pencil from the D&AD awards.

Previously, I was a senior front-end developer for Nature Publishing Group, the BBC and was a developer on the open-source JavaScript library Glow.  I also did a spell at the creative digital agency Volume as a new media developer and accessibility specialist working on digital products for companies such as BOC, Zebra, Sage and Dell.

I was an editor for Digital Web Magazine, and continue to be an administrator for microformats.org.

I speak from time to time, and have done at Front-Trends, SxSWi, TXJS and more, and write the occasional article, contributing to .NET Magazine, 24ways, The Pastry Box and others.

Say hello

If you’d like to know more about any of the information above, or would like to get in touch with me about working with you, email me and I’ll respond as soon as I can.

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