About Louisa

tl;dr - I ♥ John & our animals. I do various things to earn money. Interested in everything.

I’m Louisa and I live in West Yorkshire, in the UK.

Work

I grew up in Southport, went to uni in Liverpool then moved to Leeds in 2000. I worked at the University of Leeds between 2000-2006 in a range of roles in different departments, finishing up in eLearning. In 2006, I left for a “career break” and ended up starting lojoco, a web-ish company with my best friend, John (I’m the lo, he’s the jo, it’s our co).

lojoco has produced a number of internationally renowned web-based projects but due to a variety of factors (including John spinning off to work full time for his other company, Brightbox), things are now a lot slower than they used to be. I escape from the internet on occasion to do various bits of consultancy and until July 2013, I taught two drama groups for teenagers at Bingley Little Theatre.

Play

John and I currently live in Bradford with three lovely cats – Matilda, Kaufman & Strange – and a mad old springer spaniel called Lily. They’re all hilarious and wonderful. (And we pour out cat milk for our fallen homies: Silicon, Carbon, Boron & Carla – the original pride.)

Away from work, I make. I grow. I write. I game. I throw pots and spin yarns both literal and metaphorical.

I walk woodlands and seek out hidden histories. I watch the stars and I dig the ground.

I like numbers & systems, and colours & words. I’m a lifelong learner and a master of none.

I’m rather socially broken but I am mostly happy. I spend a lot of time laughing and learned a long ago that dignity is overrated.

Contact

Email me at louisa at louisaparry dot co dot uk

Twitter: @louisa_

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