Hi, pleasure to meet you.

I'm Des, which is short for Desiree. My parents chose my name because it means 'the desired one', but I also happen to share it with a waxy pink potato that's very good for mashing – thus my nickname Spud, which was bestowed upon me by my year 8 history teacher, Bruce Dennett.

I've always been a hopeless logophile – I spent my childhood voraciously consuming every book I could lay my hands on, from literary classics like Oliver Twist and Call of the Wild to childrens books like Enid Blyton's The Famous Five. I've always been enchanted by the beauty of words, and the power they have to shape how we see and experience our world.

I love to learn, and explore, and be challenged. I firmly believe in opening myself up to new experiences, both professionally and socially. The more you experience, the more you know and understand about the world, and the greater your appreciation for different tastes and points of view. I'm willing to try almost anything twice - which has found me in quite a few unexpected and wildly unusual situations which I can tell you more about if we ever meet.

I'm passionate about psychology, design, and technology. I think we can solve so many of the world's problems by designing more holistically, creating systems that reward positive behaviours, and looking for ways that disparate issues can be simultaneously addressed, like electricity generating gym equipment – which helps people be more healthy and environmentally conscious at the same time.

I want to change the world and make it a more whimsical, delightful, and amusing place. Do you want to help me?

These photos are here as proof that I do actually do cool things - because I know the fact that I get excited about getting to go to bed at 9pm sometimes makes me seem like a boring old grandma.

Doing acro
At Everest Base Camp
At Buzludza
At Cake Wines' Variety Night'
In the Sahara
Caving in Budapest
At the Cinque Terre in Italy
Drumming in Jamaica
Doing yoga in the Himalayas
At the Eiffel Tower
At Secret Garden music festival
At Trouw in AMsterdam
On a boat in Venice
At Secret Garden

Awesome Things I Want To Do:

Some of my favourite things from across the internet.

I hope these enrich, enhance and enliven your life as much as they have mine.

Now that you've gotten to know me, why don't you check out my work?

Get in contact

Reasons why you should get in contact:

  • You want to have long, deep discussions on philosophy over a glass of red.
  • You want to collaborate on something.
  • There's something you think I'd be interested in and want to share.
  • To tell me you love/hate something I've done.

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