Ailsa is a multidisciplinary designer whose diverse practice ranges from graphic, floral and furniture design to curation, performance and radio. Having gained a masters in Visual Communication from the Royal College of Art in 2016,she has worked primarily in the arts, science and charity sector. As well as her commercial design practice, Ailsa is a keen visual artist and creates large scale typographic artworks including neons and paintings that have been exhibited both nationally and internationally as part of group and solo shows.
Ailsa continues to maintain a close relationship with the Royal College of Art since graduating and is invited back annually to curate HIDDEN – an exhibition celebrating the work of non academic staff at the college. Whilst studying at the RCA she believed the technicians were often overlooked as designers themselves and set up HIDDEN in 2017 to showcase their varied and outstanding talent. Now an annual major event at the college, HIDDEN has been featured in The Evening Standard, London News and Design Week, among others.
Ailsa is also a keen educator, frequently delivering art and design workshops at secondary and university level at Winchester School of Art, Bedfordshire School of Art and Dulwich College. She has also been working closely with Arts Emergency since 2017 mentoring disadvantages A Level students in graphic design and illustration. These students have gone on to gain places at top design schools in London.