Redefining stories through digital and print media
Founded in 2017, my gaming media website, Arcadeberry.com, has since gained thousands of readers from all over the globe. Representing the website and its brand in all communications and on social media, I have cultivated an excellent track record of collaborating with industry PR specialists and game development studios and created engrossing content ranging from product reviews to interviews.
Additionally, through managing the website's frontend, I gained experience using Wordpress, designing website assets and coding in HTML5. Using site traffic data, I learned how to cater content to specific audiences to maximise both engagement and reach.Launch Arcadeberry.com
Whilst juggling my A-level studies, I wrote my first commercially available book. Vasco and Piero’s Pavilion – Fifty Years of Italian Food in the Heart of Soho recounts the fifty year history of London's iconic ‘Vasco and Piero's Pavilion’ restaurant. The project involved collaborating with a graphic designer and editor alongside conducting my own first hand research including: organising, digitising and archiving a vast number of historical documents in order to gain more information about the heritage of the restaurant and the culture of the wider Soho area.
Some preview images of the book are available as a post on my LinkedIn page, accessed via the button at the bottom of this site, and you can click the link below to open the book’s purchasing page on vascosfood.com.Order the book online (paperback)
After completing a two-week FutureLearn course on App Design, I worked with a mobile app developer to bring content from my website, Arcadeberry.com, to mobile devices via the 'Arcadeberry Hub'. In addition to designing the app's core features, including an innovative reward mechanic to incentivise use, I became experienced with creating store listings, designing promotional imagery and writing enticing store blurbs for both the Google Play and Amazon Appstore platforms.See the app on Google Play
As a writer for the Gaming section of the multi award-winning University of Birmingham student newspaper 'Redbrick', I am currently creating gaming content to be enjoyed by the university's population of over 35,000 students and the wider public. Working as part of the wider gaming team and attending weekly meetings I have created both original articles and contributed to collaborative pieces.
You can browse my articles on RedBrick Online by clicking the link to my author profile below.View my RedBrick author profile
In 2020 I became a registered critic on the well regarded and highly popular videogame review score aggregator site OpenCritic after meeting their rigorous publication qualification requirements. Extracts from new articles written on Arcadeberry.com are uploaded directly to OpenCritic including a percentage score which, alongside scores from other critics, contributes to an important overall score.
Feel free to browse my contributions to OpenCritic by clicking the link to my critic page below.View my OpenCritic page
As part of the publication's '2020 Winter Spectular', I was invited to create a Game of the Year list alongside other site contributors. We coordinated as a team with the website's editor to choose a selection of games to include and have the lengthy feature completed before the deadline.
You are welcome to read the article and browse other contributions to the website by clicking the link below.Visit The Startmenu
Currently working towards a BA (Hons) in English at the University of Birmingham - ranked in the top 10 universities for English in the Guardian University Guide 2021 and Global Top 40 in the QS World University Subject Rankings 2020.2020 - present
Obtained A-level English Literature, Religious Studies and Biology at grades A*, A*, A respectively.2018 - 2020
Gained 10 GCSEs including 5 A* grades (9/8) and 5 A grades (7/A). Also achieved an AQA Certificate Level 2 in Further Mathematics.2016 - 2018