“Every product has a unique personality and it is your job to find it.” Joe Sugarman As a copywriter I’ve worked with the whole gamut of companies, from those just about to present their brand to the world, to some of the biggest corporations on the planet, and a few sizeable organisations in-between. Previous copywriting…Continue Reading “Copywriting”
“The best interviews — like the best biographies — should sing the strangeness and variety of the human race.” Lynn Barber I’ve had some memorable phone calls in my career, not least one that offered an interview with a then-unknown singer called Jessie J, just before her debut single, Do It Like a Dude, catapulted…Continue Reading “Celebrity Interviews”
“Writing well means never having to say, ‘I guess you had to be there.’ ” Jef Mallett As soon as I had my first feature published aged 17 — a homage to The Pixies’ 1988 album, Surfer Road, for Pennyblackmusic.com — I was hooked. From there, began a writing career that, if you count those…Continue Reading “Feature Writing”
“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” St. Augustine Like so many of us, I love to travel. Exploring all kinds of places, from megapolises offering endless opportunities for cultural and gastronomic adventures, to the awe-inspiring and life-affirming views offered by the great outdoors. In my spare…Continue Reading “Travel Writing”
So, you’ve finally got your dream pad complete with a sea view and a short walk from the chippy! Now what? Time to furnish your seaside retreat with some final touches. I found the best nautical and beach-themed furnishings to kit out a waterfront home. As this was for V&OAK (Vintage & One of A…Continue Reading “Home furnishings for a seaside home (for V&OAK)”
I sourced two stunning properties to feature in the Homes for Sale section of V&OAK, chose the images, wrote the copy and laid-out the pages. Mid-century properties were the focus of this regular section, one in the city and one in the countryside. See the full pdf here.
I found some original vintage and upcycled pieces to complement the industrial-chic look of an apartment warehouse. Please see the pdf here.
In December 2011 I had the pleasure of chatting to Toby Anstis in the cosy library at 15 Queen Street (a creative start-up hub, which has since moved to 37 Queen Street) in Colchester. The full pdf of the write-up can be found here.