Born and bred in South West London, Umbar is a scientist, strategist and artist – so she is either extremely balanced, or totally nuts!
Reared on a Lambeth Estate, and schooled in Wandsworth at the Pepper Pots, she went on to Kensington to the Queen’s Lawn – where her love of ugly beauty, intricacies, mad science, antiquities and contrasts developed – and inspire her still.
By day, she is a mother and management consultant having worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers, IBM, PA Consulting – and is currently an independent contractor.
By twilight she has freelanced as a digital artist/photographer published in ELLE, Asiana, Asian Woman, Emirates Woman, The Guardian, Sunday Observer, and Good Housekeeping. She has written for Photoshop Creative, and has a client list that includes Thistle Hotels, Microsoft, Ministry of Sound, Lille Barn, Belen Echandia, Gul Ahmed Textiles, and Mukluks.
By night she is a 3D virtual reality gaming ‘skin’ designer for Second Life (Avatar Name: AtomicSparkle Skytower)
Enter the world of the Atomik…