New Design & Production Editor

BIGGA's new Design and Production Editor is 27 year-old Marie Whyld, who took up the post at the beginning of July.

Marie has extensive design experience and joined the Association from a Consultancy in Pontefract. Prior to that she worked in her home town of Derby where she designed material for among others Derby County FC and the David Lloyd Racquet Centre. Two other well known names for whom Marie has undertaken work are Sainsbury's and Harvey Nichols, whose gift vouchers she designed.

She was born in Nottingham and went to school in Bromsgrove in Birmingham before attending Derby University where she completed a Foundation Course in Art and Design and then Wigan and Leigh College where she took a Graphics and Communication Design HND.

She now lives in Ellerton, south of York, with her boyfriend, Johnny - also a graphic designer - where their interests in gardening and golf keep them occupied.

'I'm looking forward to working on the magazine, the website and all the other BIGGA promotional and educational material,' she said.