Over 30 years in design and communications

Today’s workload is primarily digital, but my journey started in print design and production back in the late 80s. In the ensuing years I have adapted to new technologies, changing methodologies and, importantly, shifts in customer behaviours and expectations.

Whilst I now work on a contract basis, I have an agency background of directing teams of talented user experience specialists and creatives. This leadership role is still called upon by clients who hire me to provide a steer on projects where multiple disciplines are at play and senior product ownership is required.

In my current contract role I am delivering everything from workshops and field research through to strategy presentations, prototypes and functional specifications.

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Over the years I have worked at boutique agencies as well as the big guns. I have been seconded within the WPP group to provide specialist insight and creative direction. I’ve also done a good amount of contracting, providing team management, research, strategy and design.

Additionally I have worked in lighting design, print publishing, promotions and even had a colourful time as a radio presenter in the last millennium.

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Back to the present and I’m enjoying crafting and honing experiences for a variety of clients who require successful insight-led designs that are driven through research, prototyping and iteration.

A lot of my work is designed to meet very specific and measurable KPIs. It also spans geographic and cultural boundaries, adding challenges and interest which keeps me in an industry I continue to enjoy.

The working landscape has changed considerably in recent years and I now often collaborate with teams based in multiple locations. I have found remote working to be productive and preferable, especially as I split my time between coastal Ramsgate or the mountains of Andalusia (where the internet connection is terrific). However, I appreciate some projects require face to face elements and I am available to travel for occasional meetings, workshops, research sessions and the like.

Clients and brands

I have been very fortunate to work with some great clients and their brands.

Recent work