I began working in Macintosh-based design and layout in the late 1980s. I worked for a variety of design agencies and PR companies in London creating artwork for clients many of which are household names; Ladbrokes, Prudential, Ballantines etc. I have created packaging for Laphroaig whiskey and in-house journals for Aon Insurance.
In the late 90s I began designing and developing for the web. Although I am NOT a PHP programmer I have a detailed knowledge of web development technologies and a sound grasp of setting up development environments such as web servers, IDE platforms, concurrent versioning systems etc. I mainly build websites using the Content Management Systems 'Drupal' and 'CMS Made Simple' the latter for whom I was on the development team for several years.
I have recently returned to print design and create books and magazines for publishers smith|doorstop.
Creative and design agencies - working on POS materials, in-house journals, branding and annual reports., PR Agencies - press ads for the US Computer press, brochures, advertising for major chemical companies, Community Media - worked for the leading consultancy creating a new tier of local radio and television - branding, brochures, web work etc.
Aon Re Global, Ballantines, Beefeater Gin, Big Active Illustration Agency, Blueprint Architectural Magazine, Community Media Association, Equal Project, Hyatt Hotel Group, Ladbrokes, Michael King Pilates, Prudential, Sheffield City Council, The Poetry Business, TIP Europe, University College London