I’m Louisa and I live in West Yorkshire, in the UK.
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.
John and I currently live in Bradford with three hilarious cats – Matilda, Kaufman & Strange – and (as of Feb 2017), our new happy spaniel, Daisy-dog. (We pour out cat milk for our fallen homies: Silicon, Carbon, Boron & Carla – the original pride. And throw down Bonios for the sweetest springer spaniel ever, Lily.)
Away from work – and I define myself away from work, I do lots of things.
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.
Email me at louisa at louisaparry dot co dot uk
Last updated: March 2017