Lynsey joined Cynnal Cymru – Sustain Wales November 2010
Lynsey has a BA (hons) in furniture design and has over 12 years’ experience in the design industry, working with award-winning Welsh designer, Angela Gidden. Here she developed her knowledge in eco-design after working on the ‘House for the Future’ in St Fagans – a project which was a pivotal moment in Lynsey’s understanding of sustainability. Lynsey is passionate about design and the application of design thinking methods to improve our everyday lives. She strongly believes that design is integral to everything we do.
Bringing together her problem solving design background with over seven years’ experience in digital communication and marketing. Lynsey blends design and systems thinking with practical application in her role as Programme Manager. Lynsey leads on the strategic development of Cynnal Cymru’s Membership and the Sustain Wales Awards, developing the behind-the-scenes systems and processes as well as looking after the brand identity and online communications. Lynsey provides creative input, research and project support and has experience in developing and facilitating workshops.
In her role at Cynnal Cymru she has been instrumental in the design and development of the branding for the Welsh Government Nyth/ Nest fuel poverty scheme, as well as leading on the online engagement and digital application for the Y Gymru A Garem | The Wales We Want National Conversation.
Lynsey has been involved with a number of voluntary initiatives over the last 10 years, where she combines her creative skills with knowledge-sharing. She was co-founder of thinkARK a voluntary group using creative and collaborative approaches to develop small scale community projects. She was co-organiser and volunteer at Trade School Cardiff – an alternative learning and sharing skills space where people exchange skills through a non monetary barter system. She was also co-founder of Geek Speak Cardiff, a sociable social media group that supported people working in the third sector to learn and share knowledge with new digital tools.
Lynsey is an active member of her local litter picking group Keep Riverside Tidy and in 2018 launched a new podcast (Seismic Wales) with three friends to share positive sustainability stories, featuring good people doing great things across Wales.