Recognition


Awards:
- Innovator of the Year, FDM Everywoman Women in Technology Awards, 2013
- Real Business/Wonga 'Future 50' 2013
- Woman of the Future in Science and Technology Finalist 2012
- "The Pitch 80" Finalist 2012
- Young Scot Awards for Enterprise Finalist 2012
- Lloyds TSB Enterprise Awards 'Best Start Up' Scotland 2012
- Shell LiveWIRE Young Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist
- Shell LiveWIRE "Hot 40" Entrepreneur 2011
- The Pitch @ MADE Festival Winner 2011
- Smarta 100 Winner 2011
- Starter for 6 Awardee, July 2011
- Shell LiveWIRE "Grand Ideas" Award, June 2011
- National Varsity Pitch Competition National Champion 2011
- NACUE/Tata Blue Skies Award for Disruptive Enterprise, March 2011
- Innovate 10 "Disruptive Solutions" Winner, 2010

Achievements:
- Secured six figure investment into Little Riot, 2012
- Secured funding from Creative Scotland, August 2011
- Won £25,000 proof of concept funding from Technology Strategy Board, two weeks after starting my company
- Pillow Talk project received vast coverage all over the web, featured on several noted blogs such as Gizmodo and Fashioning Technology, 2010
- The Drum Christmas Cover Competition 2009 Winner
- Dundee University Young Enterprise Award 2008
- Connect Music Festival Photographer 2008
- TBreak Music Photography Competition Finalist 2008
- UK entry at Microsoft Design Expo in Seattle, July 2008

Experience:
- Presentations and workshops at various enterprise organisations, 2011 - Present
- Consultancy work in "emotional interactions", 2010 - Present
- Research work at Culture Lab, Newcastle University, 2010 - 2011
- Freelance work at Orange Bus in Newcastle, 2009 - 2010
- Extensive music photography 2006 - Present
- Wedding and event photography, 2009 - Present


My most ridiculous piece of press to date; Pillow Talk on CNN: