My professional practice spans several mediums – as an artist, director, performer, graphic designer, filmmaker and photographer. I am also an events manager and curator with a very broad experience of cross-disciplinary practice in the arts and cultural sectors. I’ve been working closely with professional art institutions for many years and have a long successful track record of directing/producing theatre shows, project managing arts events, festivals and exhibitions and delivering learning programmes and outreach projects. This includes years of experience front of house management and customer service through my events organizing work.
I’m driven by the need to innovate, to create things that amaze and inspire. I have always been closely involved in the arts and culture of my environment, mainly in Brighton, as well as nationally/internationally, where I created many different ambitious events on time and within budget. I’m always interested in developing and delivering new ways of engaging people in the community and promoting local services. I enjoy an entrepreneurial business challenge, thinking creatively and working collaboratively. I’m committed to making the arts accessible to all and supporting community wellbeing.
“Many years ago I worked with Stella at an e-learning company. Stella has a rare ability to read minds. She listens hard and understands what people want, before they even know what they want. What makes her really special is that she isn’t tied into one way of doing things. If you want graphic imagery that is romantic and moody then she can create something that works with that mood; if you want something bright and in your face – she can also do that and if you want something hard hitting and gritty – well guess what she can do that too. This means that Stella is the person I would go to for any graphics work – whatever the project. That’s exactly what I did recently when I wanted a logo – the first person I thought of was Stella and she’s done an amazing piece of work. On top of all of this Stella is a delight to work with – she is funny, open and extremely hard working.” – Henrietta Palmer, award winning Learning Solutions Manager
“Stella is really better than first class.. You will get not just what you’ve asked for but often what you really wanted but couldn’t quite/didn’t quite articulate at the time. Highly recommended.” – David Matthewson, computer systems consultant