My background is primarily in atmospheric chemistry and physics making me one of the resident scientists in the informatics lab. Along my journey through my PhD and life at the Met Office I have built, calibrated and operated scientific instruments, regularly flown on and worked with various research aircraft around the world, run the Met Office Unified Model and learnt to program, primarily in Python. I also have a passion for art and design, including old fashioned painting, drawing manga, and graphic design. I have an inter-disciplinary approach to my work and love mixing design, science and technology to look at problems in new ways. I am one of the three Met Office staff dedicated to the Environmental Futures and Big Data Impact Lab, which is a European Union Regional Development Fund project to support SME's in Devon. The aim of the Impact Lab is to enable SME's to access and use the wealth of data, technology and expertise that organisations like the Met Office have in abundance, and apply this to enrich the local area.