I do creative and planning work for brands, both new and used. A big part of my work involves thinking up new ideas to do with commercial paint and colour, so I get to play a lot and try out new products. I'm a serial renovator. My partner Ian and I have designed, built and revamped many homes. He does the architectural plan and I do most of what comes after. I've loved every one of these projects in different ways. I'm lucky to have a big family and artistic friends who keep the picture interesting - which gives me lots to think and write about.