I am primarily a print designer with over 12 years experience of designing for County Council Libraries & Archives publications, adhering to style guides and disability regulations.
Recently I did a brief stint as a care worker for adults with special needs. I really enjoyed working with the residents, but the responsibility of keeping them safe, I couldn't switch off from. Seriously, Care workers deserve far more than the basic wages.
I prefer to avoid small talk and will get straight to the heart of the project. I love to research and learn new things, to give you something original and tailored to you.
I am a bit of a Geek and will look up anything in depth, that interests me. Just wish I could recall it at will, so I journal and write many notes.
The garden is my mental health haven, I particularly like pruning and weeding, which seems to be neverending! There are always interesting things to photograph.
Since my brother and his family moved to Ireland, I have been learning Irish. It's incredibly hard, but not as hard as Japanese which I started learning to better understand my karate teminology.
As a Karateka, I have worked hard both physically and mentally to be the person I am today. I have been rewarded with a Nidan in a Wado/Goju style and I am now learning Uechi, which is so similar, yet so different. I blog infrequently at tigerlilymartialart
I really like finding out what symbols, mean and represent. So much work goes into them. Being an introvert who struggles socially, I will spend many hours reading about psychology, and personality profiling systems. When I was a child I delved deep into astrology and used create everyone's birth profile. I still do dip back into this from time.
The escapist in me loves to watch sci-fi and fantasy, especially if there is some literal ass-kicking by a female lead. However, I really dislike time travel storylines and I haven't seen Game of Thrones, what I've seen so far doesn't appeal.