Royal College of Art, London
MA Digital Direction – ‘Excellent’ for all marking criteria and Distinction for dissertation.My work at the RCA empowered audiences with the agency to affect an outcome. Visibility was also a recurring theme, through questions of who is seen and heard, but more importantly, who is not... I also created things to make people smile.
Chelsea College Of Art And Design, London
BA Graphic Design Communication – First Class Honours.
/ College Dean’s ‘Best in Class’ Award.
/ D&AD Book Award.
/ SAS London Design Scholarship.
/ Invited to display work at La Triennale di Milano.
Manchester Metropolitan University
Foundation Diploma Art and Design – Distinction.
Xaverian College, Manchester
Art and Design – A
Photography - A
Music Technology – Distinction
April 2019 – Present
Freelance Artist, Design and Creative Director.
I work with both established and emergent artistic techniques to tell important stories in playful, memorable, and unexpected ways. Whether presented on a website, in a virtual environment or in a physical space, my work empowers audiences with the agency to affect outcomes.
Sept 2020 – Present
Tutor, Royal College of Art & UAL.
I deliver a combination of workshops, seminars and one-to-one sessions across BA and MA programmes. I also oversee the academic and creative development of a group of personal tutees at the RCA.
Jan 2020 – Present
Visiting Lecturer, Falmouth School of Art & Ravensbourne.
July 2015 – April 2019
Senior Designer, Tui Interactive Media (Clients include BBC, Amex, EY, Orange, PA).
Directing digital design projects from inception to execution: briefing, auditing, research, concept development, pitching, copywriting, UX & design sprints, overseeing development, user testing, release, evaluation.
/ Primary creative liaison between clients and agency.
/ Regular presentations and pitches to clients and colleagues.
/ Representing Tui at BBC agency days and other client functions.
/ Established a film division - wrote, developed and led the creative for the “What is GEL?” film for BBC UX&D.
Jan 2013 – Aug 2013
Arts, Culture, Heritage Researcher, Morris Hargreaves McIntyre, London.
Sep 2011 – Dec 2011
Production Assistant, BBC 4, Inside The Who documentary, London & Brighton.
Special Effects Assistant, Pinewood Studios, Short Film: The Girl Is Mime, London.
Feb 2010 – July 2011
Music Plugger and Sync Assistant, Woodwork Music, Manchester.
Feb 2009 – June 2009
Festival Programmer and Stage Manager, Mad Ferret Festival, Manchester.
Jan 2008 – June 2008
Stage Manager and Technician, Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester.
July 2007 – Dec 2007
Festival Production, Wire 25 Festival, The Wire Magazine, London.
Sept 2004 – May 2007
Duty Manager and Arts Technician, Blue Box Theatre, Manchester.
‘One of the most interesting examples of "sonification" that I have come across’ – Eric De Visscher, V&A Research Institute
‘We love it. Signed off! Jobsagoodun. It reeeeally is!’ – David Bailey, Creative Director at BBC UX&D
‘He got great feedback from those he worked with...cool,calm and collected just about sums him up...and is charming to work with...with a 'can do' attitude and is witty to boot’ – Al Baird, Lead Creative Director, MSL Publicis Groupe