As Design Manager for Leapfrog I build relationships with partners to identify opportunities for innovative co-design projects that aim to transform their consultation processes. I work closely with our partners at the Glasgow School of Art and undertake regular working trips to the Highlands.
Before joining ImaginationLancaster I was with Creative Lancashire for over 5 years, Lancashire’s business led support service for creative businesses. During this we delivered Blaze an ambitious 3 year youth led Cultural Olympiad project where young people took the lead in decision making. Seeing the impact this had on their confidence and skills I realised that developing innovative user led approaches to the design of projects or services was where were my interests lay.
In 2012 I became Design Manager for the PROUD project at ImaginationLancaster. The tools and approaches we developed through PROUD to make public consultations more effective and creative transformed the council’s approach to consultation and engagement. This became the starting point for the development of Leapfrog.