Jenny Elliott (Humberstone) is an inter-disciplinary designer and photographer based in Edinburgh, Scotland. She has a background in landscape architecture and urban design, with specialism in urban research, community engagement and active travel. Jenny is interested in innovative ways to create places that improve quality of life, are sustainable and distinctive. She has applied data-driven, co-design, and end user research methodologies to inform design, decision-making and planning of the built environment for both public and private sector clients over the last 7+ years.
Jenny is a founding member and for over 4 years was a Director at HERE+NOW (2014-2019), a not-for-profit landscape architecture and design studio based in Scotland. HERE+NOW specialises in a human-centred approach to design for the built environment. This includes use of innovative methods for design and engagement, in addition to the use of film, photography, events and exhibitions to curate and publicise learnings from the design and engagement process and spread best practice.
Jenny has lead or co-founded a number of projects relating to realising the potential of place. Through curated projects such as Hold Me Dear and Secret Cinema, Jenny enjoys developing innovative approaches to share our personal experiences of place with one another through photography, film, participatory talks, events and exhibitions. She has exhibited her photography and film work at a number of exhibitions in London, Edinburgh, Copenhagen, and Melbourne, Australia.