Hello, I'm Jen.

I love words, pictures, movies, great design, smart ideas, new technologies, innovation, adventures and interesting people.


Biography

I am currently Creative Director at Park Circus. I get to work with some of the greatest films ever made as well as on exciting new titles. Alongside designing and commissioning movie posters and overseeing trailers, I work on film releases and reissues around the world.


I previously worked for Glasgow Film as Head of Communications and Marketing. I was also part of the team that set up SQIFF, the Scottish Queer International Film Festival.


Over the years I have been involved with marketing, design and illustration for organisations including the British Council, Craft Scotland, The Glasgow Guild, Alliance Française and several film production companies. I’ve taken photographs for arts and theatre organisations that have been published in titles including The Guardian, Sunday Herald, Screen International and Condé Nast Traveller Magazine.


I’ve delivered mentoring, training and workshops for a range of organisations including the Independent Cinema Office, Glasgow University, Project Ability, Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival and Bo’ness Hippodrome. I’ve spoken at various events including the Creativity World Forum and the Arts Marketing Association annual conference.


I’m based in Glasgow, UK.


Photo: Mark Liddell

Exhibitions

The State of the Art of Cinema, The Strand Gallery, London, 2016
Film posters included in the FDA’s annual show.


The State of the Art of Cinema, Coningsby Gallery and The Strand Gallery, London, 2015
Film posters included in the FDA’s annual show.


The State of the Art of Cinema, Getty Images Gallery, Hoxton Arches and The Gallery in Cork Street, London, 2013
Film posters included in the FDA’s annual show.


SNAPSHOT: 20 Years of Arts Activity, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow, 2009
Photographs included in group exhibition.


18 Modern Originals, CUBE, Manchester, 2005
Installation ‘British Battlefields II’ included in a group show.


Northern Graduates, Curwen and New Academy Gallery, London and The Gate, Newcastle,
‘British Battlefields’ installation shown as part of a group exhibition of selected graduate work from the north of England's university degree shows.


Degree Show, Manchester School of Art, MMU, Manchester, 2005
‘British Battlefields’ installation, a series of photographs and pieces of ground from where battles have taken place throughout history.


‘Ten’, The Reading Room, Manchester, 2005
‘The Battle of Seacroft Moor’ from the ‘British Battlefields’ series shown as part of a group exhibition.


500 Words for Snow, Tmesis Gallery, Manchester, 2005
‘World Cup’ a series of documentary photographs from the International Reindeer Racing World Cup shown as part of a group exhibition.


Ten by Ten, Eggspace, Liverpool, 2004
‘Derelict House, Falster’, a series of photographs in a group show as part of Liverpool Biennial.


‘Lumemme (Our Snow)’, Rovaniemi, Finland, 2004
Work exhibited as part of a snow and ice sculpture community arts project which ran alongside the international snow sculpture event ‘The Snow Show’. I also worked on ice and snow construction for Pernille Louise Klausen and Halldór Arnar Úlfarsson’s piece at the main show.

Awards etc

PlayTime UK quad poster included in 50 Best Posters of 2014, Empire Magazine, 2014


Movie Poster of the Year (shortlisted), Screen Awards, 2013


Best Entertainment and Leisure (for Glasgow Film's use of online technologies), Herald Digital Business Award, 2009


Commended for Business to Consumer use of twitter for @glasgowfilm, The Drum Golden Twit Awards, 2009


Glasgow Film Festival was awarded Best Large Event and commended for Marketing Strategy at the Scottish Event Awards, 2009


A colleague and I were jointly awarded 'Audience Pioneer of the Year' for Glasgow Film Festival, Glasgow Grows Audiences, 2009