Hi, I’m an audio describer, voiceover artist and sound designer who’s passionate about access to the arts
I grew up in one of those rare houses without a TV (this was late ‘70s and ‘80s!), so I listened to the radio instead, and was always fiddling around with the EQ. Looking back, I can see that was my first experience of manipulating electronic sound, and I’ve loved it ever since.
We were a musical household: my mum was a flute teacher; I played the violin since the age of seven (see pic!) and went on to study music at degree level. And as my dad was an engineer, I was always fascinated with how things worked and how we can use technology to improve our lives. So I followed a varied career path, taking in arts administration, sound engineering, IT, and community arts development, until finally settling into the four roles above.
With each of the four areas being so closely connected, I find that when I learn something in one area, it informs and improves my work in the other three.