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I was born and raised in Winchester and did time at both Henry Beaufort School and Peter Symonds College.
Since the age of 13 I’ve played guitar and been in quite a few bands; one of these (Trip) signed a big record deal with MCA and had a track on the Oscar-winning Terry Gilliam movie The Fisher King.
I’ve had some very strange jobs and also some very interesting ones. I first started making posters when I was a kid – out of Letraset and glue – and that must be the thing that started me on the road to being a graphic and web designer.
I’ve worked a lot in the creative industries; mainly in marketing but also in programming and promotion.
For six years I lived in a small town in Southern Spain and then moved to Glasgow for a while. The weather in Glasgow is different from the weather in Southern Spain. A lot different.
Alongside the graphic and web design stuff, I’ve spent the last few years writing music for theatre shows, setting up a podcast network, editing video and learning as much as I can about as much as I can.
A quick CV
Graphic / Print & Web Designer
Since 2000 onwards I’ve been doing this on a freelance basis, no matter what else I’ve been doing. To see examples of Graphic / Print work, please click here. For Web Design and Development, please click here.
Video Production & Podcasting
Been doing a lot of this over the last few years. To see some of the video work I’ve been involved with please see the Video Production page, and for podcasting head to the Podcasting page.
A lot of this leads into (and out from) Video Production, where there are a lot of short films I’ve written and performed the score to. For this and other pieces of music and spoken word work, check out the Music + Sound page.
Specific jobs (1998 – 2012 in reverse order):
Marketing Manager (West End Centre, Aldershot)
In charge of initiating and running all of the arts centre’s marketing and publicity campaigns, helping to promote its wide range of events, classes and festivals.
Copywriter (Adare International / Purple Agency)
Writing and editing copy for various companies and organisations. Amongst these clients were IBM, MoneyGram, Wells Fargo, Lloyds TSB, Roche Pharmaceuticals, and Lenovo. I led the team that produced the Design Business Association’s ‘Inclusive Design Challenge 2008’ award winning entry ‘Mindbook’.
Associate Lecturer (University of Winchester)
Lecturing in Design, Publicity and Marketing, Arts Management and Event Promotion on the Performance Management BA course and Arts Marketing and Publicity on the Creative Industries Foundation course. These modules took the students through marketing plans and concepts, copywriting, print and web design, specialist and non-specialist media, liaising with the press, social media, viral marketing, accessibility issues, budgets and event management.
Editor / Production Manager (Hampshire Media)
Responsible for the editing, design and production of the Mid Hampshire Observer, the West Hampshire Observer and the Basingstoke Independent. At the time, these newspapers went out to 60,000 homes weekly. I was also editor/designer of the monthly sports magazine ‘Sweat’, a lifestyle magazine ‘La Vida’ and the design, building, update and editorial content of the paper’s website.
Marketing Officer (The Tower Arts Centre, Winchester)
Running The Tower’s marketing and publicity campaigns, designing its seasonal events brochures, and building its first ever website. I also programmed acts to perform, managed staff and volunteers and ran front of house on show nights.
- Squarespace Commerce
- Google Analytics
- Adobe InDesign
- Adobe Photoshop
- Adobe Illustrator
Music / Sound / Podcasting
- Logic Pro X
- Final Cut Pro X
- Microsoft Office
- iA Writer
- Adobe Acrobat Pro
- Mac OS