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EDITORIAL FEATURES | CREATIVE CONTENT | COPYWRITING | BRAND VOICE
I have been creating unique editorial content for leading interior magazines and lifestyle press in both the UK and internationally for the past 20 years. I source, create, art direct, style, and write unique content on homes, interior designer projects, travel and lifestyle concepts, and creative maker spaces.
I work with a select number of interior and lifestyle brands to help them find their creative voice for brand communication, websites , press releases, 'lookbooks', and communication materials. And contribute as an industry expert to The White Company's newly launched magazine, The Thread.
In 2021, I collaborated with The White Company and Octopus Publishing
working as Contributing Editor and
Creative Consultant for their new book
'The Art of Living With White.'
For me great storytelling is all about empathy, curiosity, creativity and connection - the magic happens when you get to dig a little deeper to discover the real person behind the story, brand or home. When the positioning, tone of voice and emotive associations are tangibly understood and felt, you can bring memorable stories to life. Generating priceless engagement, loyalty and trust, and in turn encouraging you to keep evolving, innovating and inspiring your audience.
In our fast changing world integrity, authority and authenticity are the most important criteria for a business, so telling your story well both visually and in words, through every touchpoint is no longer a luxury, it is a necessity. Collaborative, long term relationships are at the core of my work. Relationships are personal and lasting and the process of building your brand or awareness is always very personal.
Interested in collaborating on a project, book, campaign, column, or product, then I would love to hear from you.
Recent collaboration with The White Company and Octopus Publishing to produce the TWC new interiors book, 'The Art Of Living With White'. A seven month project as Contributing Editor and Creative Consultant, alongside Chrissie Rucker and the creative team.
Currently working as an interior expert contributor on the TWC new magazine, 'The Thread'. And collaborated with Harrods Aviation on their first interiors column, for their magazine The Gateway.
I am beginning a new programme of collaborations working with makers for limited edition collections for my forthcoming online shop. If interested in working together please do get in touch.
I consult with brands and creative business owners who are looking to design and enhance their brand, experience and creative content. For me strategy sits at the heart of success and involves a mix of curiosity, creativity and empathy.
As a nod to my agency days I offer an end-to-end service that will look after your brand at all touch points; or as an expert in any one particular field, from concept creation, creative direction, brand strategy, brand identity, storytelling and press features, styling, design, prop and product sourcing, and PR.
I collaborate with the best photographers, filmmakers, illustrators and designers to bring your creative brand projects to life. Commissioning your own creative content for use across brand design, print media and digital platforms ensures that brand, editorial and PR needs are looked after.
I source, style and art direct both editorial and commercial stories for leading interior magazines and newspapers, to include home, maker and lifestyle features, both in the UK and around the world.
Increasingly businesses are wanting to commission creative content that can be used for their own business marketing, social media or PR purposes, and bespoke packages can be created for you. If you are interested in working together do get in touch.
I work with a wonderful group of super talented photographers both in the UK and internationally, which ensures the right person for specific creative opportunities. International syndication of my styling and editorial feature work is represented by Living Inside agency, in Milan.
I work with private clients and boutique accommodation owners to design homes and spaces that feel feel unique, true to the individual and good to live in. My style is about creating spaces that catch your eye, celebrate imperfections, draw your imagination and stand out from the crowd.
Always with a mix of old of new, I believe in creating timeless spaces that will grow with you, whether colourful or calm.
What's important is that it is true to you, and how you live.
When I left the creative agency world 22 years ago, I set up initially as an antiques dealer, sourcing pieces for private homes, display furniture for leading high street retailers, and props for several films.
Enticed into the world of writing and styling four years later, sourcing of both old and new finds, has carried on behind the scenes for private interior design projects and luxury boutique accommodation.
My address book is very detailed! If you would like to discuss your requirements do get in touch.
I am a keen art collector and believe in the power of art to transform a house into an atmospheric home.
Collections don't have to always be expensive but do they do need to feel cohesive and to be hung well in order to create impact throughout your home.
I have extensive art contacts and source both old and new artwork on a regular basis. Love to chat with you if you are looking for help to build your collections.
“Ali is an excellent journalist and trusted voice within the interiors sphere.”
From her ideas through to execution, tone of voice and thorough understanding of visual identity, Ali fully immerses herself within a project and always delivers exceptional results that go the extra mile.
— Nicole Gray, Interiors Editor, YOU Magazine
“It was a joy to work with Ali on our book -The Art of Living With White.”
— Chrissie Rucker, OBE. Founder,
The White Company
“Ali's input to Banchory Farm from interior design, to styling, brand direction and PR is invaluable.”
"For our Drinkbetween East and West Cottages Ali helped from the start defining the layout, and providing and managing overall interior design of the cottages, sourcing all of the furniture through to styling. We now have exceptional cottages lifted to a standard I could only have dreamt of.”
— Jane Manifold, Owner Banchory Farm, Fife
The way she seamlessly weaves my images into compelling narratives truly brings our creative vision to life and I feel lucky to have her as a trusted partner and friend in our artistic endeavours.”
"If, like me, you keep going round in circles in your head, you’re full of ideas and perhaps a little burnt out from doing it all by yourself. I highly recommend having a 1:1 with Ali, it was the mental housekeeping I needed. Since making those changes and having a clearer direction, business couldn’t be better and we are so much happier too."
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