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.
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.
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.
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.