My main job is running my co-founded video production company High Tide. I also work as a freelancer helping out on other organisations' film and advert productions. I am a board member at Creative & Cultural Skills which aims to give young people opportunities to work and learn in the creative industries. Supporting people in the creative industries is something I am really passionate about and I'm a great believer in events like CreativeMornings that offer a fantastic environment for people to get to know each other. I also run a music channel Edinburgh Unplugged which provides a space for musicians and filmmakers to create high quality content together!
Excel and microsoft word... apparently.
Understanding bad jokes.
Aim high but enjoy all the steps along the way as much as possible.
Anyone who has started their own business and has carried on when times get tough.
I can touch my nose with my tongue... not sure if that counts?
Ice cream taster (preferably for Ben and Jerry's).
A very strange amount of birthdays of people I don't know hugely well.
play 'heart and soul' duet on the piano.
Alex’s CreativeMornings activity
"If I had refused every job I was offered on some sort of moral grounds, I would only ever be doing things for the co-op."
"it was as if I had cheated somehow, by only spending hundreds of pounds instead of ten of thousands on printers and all that paraphernalia."
"This is the bane of modern design really. People assume that you can only do what is there on the page. 'Adapting a type face?! AH! What a horrendous thing!'"
"It's much easier to take up a tradition that might be waining, but at least it's alive, than it is to try and start one."
"Since I was a child I have always been fascinated and puzzled by lettering - it's all around us and we take it for granted. Someone's gotta do it!"