Hello and welcome!

I’m Ruth, a journalist with twenty years experience across print, broadcast and online media including The Times and Channel 4 News.

I’m also a designer, creating sewing patterns for garments, accessories and homewares – many of which have featured in Love Sewing magazine (and will be coming here soon!).

This, alongside an academic interest in how affluence affects artistic creativity (I hold a doctorate on the topic from the University of Oxford and am an associate researcher in creative industries at Kings College London), informs the unique perspective on creativity, productivity and wellbeing I write about here.

If you are interested in working with me, please get in touch using the contact page or say hello on Instagram @grinlowstudio.