I have a diverse and multicultural background, I spent my formative years growing up in the mega cities of Asia, specifically Shanghai, China and Pune, India, moving to rural village near Bath in the UK for my senior education. At the age of 19, I moved to the Netherlands to study at the Design Academy Eindhoven (DAE), with a 6 month internship in Cape Town, South Africa. I am currenly located in Barcelona.
Since a young age i have always been driven by; the random beauty of nature, play, colour and tactility. With a keen observant and intuitive approach to creating. I work with a curious mind, researching and investigating with openness and excitement. Embracing the physicality and intrinsic values of a material rather than bending them to be something they are not. Design infused with an artists visions and sensibilities.
One of my graduation projects, “The Devil and his Lettuce”, was nominated for the Melkweg Award 2020 announced annually in Dutch Design Week, recognises “a truly unique talent among DAE’s Bachelor graduates” for a project that is “both highly original and full of potential,” as well as winning the Kick That Ass award 2020 from Maarten Bass and Lowlands Festival, presented “to a graduate of Design Academy Eindhoven who has used the graduation year to make an authentic work - regardless of advice or assignments - within self-set frameworks”.
education2016-2020 Bachelors in Design (fullfilling all criteria to achive Cum Laude), Design Academy Eindhoven, NL 2015-2016 Foundation Diploma in Fine Art & 3D Design (Distinction), Wiltshire College, Trowbridge, UK 2013-2015 AS + A-Levels, Beechen Cliff School, Bath, UK 2009-2013 Secondary Education, FCSEs and GCSEs, Hayesfield Girls School, Bath, UK 2008-2009 International Baccalaureate MYP, Mercedes-Benz International School, Pune, India 2005-2008 Primary Education, Dulwich College Shanghai, Shanghai, China
experience & other qualifications
2022 Junior Interior Designer, Hawkins/ Brown, London
2021 Junior Buisness Analyst/Designer, Just Eat Takeaway, Amsterdam, NL
2019 Intern, Studio H, Cape Town, South Africa
2019 Intern, Hoick studios, Cape Town, South Africa
2019 Jewellery Making, Summer Short Course, Central Saint Martins, London, UK 2018 Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award (2014 Silver Award) 2016 Volunteer Warden (solo camping on the island by night), Brownsea Island, UK 2014 Work Experience, H.O.K Architects London, London, UK
2013 Qualified PADI Open Water Diver, Elba, Italy
exhibitions & awards
2022 Exibiting “The Devil and his Lettuce” Custom Tent, Lowlands Festival, NL
2020 Winner, Kick That Ass Award for “The Devil and his Lettuce” 2020 Exibiting “The Devil and his Lettuce,” Motta art books, Eindhoven, NL 2020 Nominee, the Melkweg Award for “The Devil and his Lettuce” 2019 Exhibiting “Sharing Plate” project, the Cor Unum Design Contest, ‘s- Hertogenbosch, NL 2018 Exhibiting “Summit Soap” + “Jenever Glass” projects, Dutch Design Week 2018, Eindhoven, NL 2018 Exhibiting “Beet Spirit” project as part of “Sticky Business,” the Stedelijk Museum, Schiedam, NL