About Me

I’m a graphic designer, website developer and creative researcher. I have over 20 years experience in creating, developing and promoting brands, building websites and researching creative and innovative ways of working and making.

I currently work across a variety of sectors for companies, agencies, individuals and organisations throughout the UK, and I have the skills and experience to conceive, produce and deliver creative solutions that both communicate and inspire.

My previous work experience includes over 15 years working in London creative departments and design studios in various agencies, both as a long-term freelancer and as a full time employee. As such, I am an integrated creative able to develop projects from concept to production in both digital and printed media. I have a strong track record of designing and developing successful brands and campaigns across a variety of sectors. It is this, combined with my ability to code, that makes me a highly experienced creative with relevant skills and a thorough knowledge of appropriate technologies.

I have a keen interest in creative technology, music and the arts and manage and participate in the London based contemporary music collective anotherworldmusic. These activities and interests provide creative and technological inspiration and inform possible future applications.

As well as continuing my web development, graphic design and art practices, I am also currently an EPSRC funded postgraduate researcher at The University of Nottingham, working as a part of the FAST (Fusing Audio with Semantic Technology) program.

Research

My research explores past and present futures. Working with sound, open source hardware and software, radio transmissions, live data feeds and custom digital processing techniques, it seeks to exploit both emerging and near-obsolete technologies in order to create visual and sonic artworks that challenge current, popular technological aesthetics and it’s role in our society. This creative research also serves to inform much of my ongoing graphic design work.

Influenced by fields including cybernetics, artificial intelligence and science fiction, the resulting artworks are often realised by exploiting technology’s perceived failings in order to expose otherwise hidden content, or to generate initially indeterminate output that can be used as a foundation for further exploration. My current research includes the investigation of auto-generative machine creativity through the exploitation of system malfunction, misuse and repetitive feedback, using the experimental application of MAX software, Arduino hardware and custom-built web applications.

Design

I’ve worked as a freelance graphic designer for over 20 years. During this time I have conceived and developed brand identities that have gone on to achieve international recognition, and worked on both small and large scale advertising campaigns for agencies and directly for my own clients.

Development

I began developing websites in the early 1990’s, creating some of the very first websites for local companies in my home town. I have continued to learn, embrace and develop with the latest web technologies, creating websites for companies and organisations of all sizes, across many different sectors.

 

 

An Open Call For Spambots

An Online Experimental Artwork funded by the New Museum, NYC The textual content posted by spambots in online contact and… read more

An Open Call For Spambots

The Aesthetics of Decay – beyond the beautiful

‘Great technology is beautiful technology” (Gelerntner in Brummett 1999) One only has to picture the image of Apple”s iPod and… read more

The Aesthetics of Decay – beyond the beautiful