I grew up in a small village in rural Norfolk, the youngest in a family of 5. At the age of 10 I took up guitar whilst aspiring to play the drums. This started a love of music that saw me eventually complete a degree in Audio Music Technology at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge. Whilst at college and university I became obsessed with Youtube. Learning everything I could about anything I could. From photography to car maintenance, audio production to cooking I would consume hours upon hours of content. This, along with my desire to be the first to try things saw me join every social media platform I could find, Bebo, myspace, vk, friendster, facebook, twitter, instagram, snapchat etc… the list goes on. I’ve always been the first to try new features of software and push everything to the limits to see how far I can push.
Throughout the years it has become apparent that in many aspects of life people cannot communicate in a way that effectively portrays their vision and what they have to say. Be it an event that had half the turnout than of that expected or repeated emails not getting replies, to not knowing when the next family get together is. Communication is a nuanced system that is very rarely used in the most effective way.
The vision for thc-creative is to help people use their voice to be heard. And for the right people to be able to hear it above the noise that is inherently in everyday life. Utilising my years of experience in content creation and the network of creative professionals I have built up I want to see people using their voice coherently to spread their story in effective, creative, unique ways.
The beauty of the internet is that you can do work for multinational companies in silicon valley from your bed in rural Norfolk. However, a wise man once said, just because you can, doesn’t mean you should. We are based in Cambridge a city that saw 353 new startups created in 2017. It’s a city thats growing and has a history steeped in social action and new ideas, ideas and organisations that need to find their voice in an ever changing landscape of social and physical media.