I was the first international hire for Instagram, working first as Community Manager for Europe, and later as producer in California and London. Lots more about that on my CV

Part of my work at Instagram included telling stories for @instagram and the Instagram blog about Instagrammers in Europe, Middle East and Africa as well as for interest-based communities on dance and artists using the platform. 

Here are some of my favourite stories...

In 2015, I worked from Instagram HQ in California to launch new in-app editorial channels on Search and Explore. In this role, I produced a number of specialist and breaking news responses to the Paris and Brussels attacks and David Bowie's death. I was creative lead for our live coverage of Cannes Film Festival and the Brit Awards, watched by millions of people on Instagram globally. 

At Instagram I devised and ran community events and workshops on photography and video shooting for Instagram. Here's an example from an InstaMeet I organised and attended with the Royal Opera House. 

 
 

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