Meet the Team
Transformations wouldn’t be possible without the dedication of these amazing people. Everything from artistic support to admin paperwork. We’re all creative individuals united by our determination to give you the best experience possible.
Lead Artist (he/she/they)
My aim is to help everyone grow in their own confidence and wellbeing through creativity. My background is art, graphic design and illustration. I am also a qualified forest school leader. I love the outdoors, permaculture, playing the guitar/recorder and did I say I like to draw?
Music Leader (he/him)
Hello my name is David Mills but a lot of people call me Dave or Millsy. I am one of the directors at Media Mania and a trained music leader and youth worker from Coventry. Music and the connections that I have made through music have helped to form my values and beliefs. I am passionate about equality and inclusion and this is at the core of Media Mania’s values too.
Destination and Support (he/him)
I help to develop emerging artists in creative practice, networking, international collaboration and further training & employment opportunities. I love imagination, bass and Ital food.
Chief Executive Officer (she/her)
I’m a founding member of Imagineer and have been its CEO for almost 10 years. During this time, I’ve led the restoration of The Daimler Powerhouse and supported the development of Transformations. In my dreams I see Transformations happening every day in the building with young people training and learning with professional artists who work in the outdoor arts, music, digital and film industry.
Assistant & Digital Curator (he/him)
After being a participant on Transformations for several years, I am now employed by Imagineer. My job involves photographing and scanning work to be stored in a digital archive. I also love helping people visualise their ideas through virtual reality and other innovative means.
Support Worker (she/her)
I have a background in 35mm photography and film and enjoy printing with leaves, flowers and plants. I love being outside and I am part of the Transformations sessions to support participants to set and achieve personal goals.
Music Leader (he/him)
I’m a music & sound specialist. I produce my own music, under the name Mintakaa, which I perform with my live music project The Mintakaa Collective. I also work as a session musician for various artists and have experience as a sound engineer. I use my skill set to guide others in sound production and music creation. In my free time I love to travel, spend time in nature and I’m fascinated by astronomy and the night sky.
Building Supervisor ()
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Finance Officer & Admin (she/her)
I have a strong background in operations, engagement and facilitation, alongside event and festival production and coordination. As a freelancer I am always looking for creative and engaging ways to design and implement systems that support people and places. I love learning and inspiring others. I have a visual arts background, specialising in sculpture, installation and abstract painting.
As well as working on administration and social media for the Transformations Project, I am also a writer. I love to explore the stories that are imbedded in the amazing art pieces that participants produce.
Project Manager (she/her)
I have a vast range of experience working with people facing all kinds of barriers in life and through this have found my passion for supporting people in reaching their full potential. I spend my time project managing Transformations, reading any book I can find and studying sociology.
Supporting Artist (he/him)
I’m an artist who likes to focus on developing characters and character designs. I mainly work digitally although I also have lots of experience in painting and other traditional forms of artwork. I also like to practice writing stories to further develop my characters.
Illustrations by Zaine Willmott