A highly skilled, self-taught IT professional, with a wide range of experience in mobile & web technologies both on the client and the server. Currently working in iOS development. My first app, RADIO Dandelion, a visually rich and dynamic audio streamer, driving a social media content discovery engine, is available in the App Store for iPhone and iPad.
I recently worked on two video delivery apps for Amazon and BSkyB, taking key roles in both projects. The Amazon project was picking up and adapting a large existing codebase and building a team to take it forward, the Sky project was designing a new app from scratch. Both shipped and are available on the AppStore using some of my key UI and networking components.
Typical story, I started software development as a hobby in my bedroom, on an Apple][e teaching myself 6502 Assembly Language with the help of Don Lancaster's Applewriter Cookbook. I was into electronics as well, building circuits and interfacing them with my code.
I wrote my first business by hand card in PostScript because I had managed to hack a LaserWriter motherboard into an old laser printer I'd been given. I released my first software in the late '80s on Compuserve, it was a PostScript printer driver for the Apple][gs.
- Java Developer
- The HyperMedia Research Centre is a research group based at Westminster University, set up in January 1995 by Andy Cameron, Richard Barbrook and I, as a platform for our joint research into the then emerging field of HyperMedia. The HRC ran an MA in HyperMedia Studies with 25 students per year. I used to run one of the modules, Virtual Communities. Some of my really early web design work can be seen here.
- Green Design
- In 1991 I was invited to join O2, the international sustainable design research group. We organised conferences, workshops, exhibitions and design experiments all over the world. Even though my work has moved from the physical to the virtual realm, my work still has relevance.
- Game Design
- Back in 1993, I worked on games for TripMedia. We produced Burn:Cycle and The Virtual Nightclub, for Philips. It was sheer hell but I learnt a lot.
- Furniture Design
- Between 1985 and 1992 I had a small furniture design company. I had large and small clients in the UK and Europe. Yes, I went bust like everybody else in that recession, which is how I got into computing. Here is a portfolio of some of my work. These images took several days each to render back in the early ’90s.
- Break My Site at Cocoon GT ‘07, Rome
- LDAP & Cocoon at Cocoon GT ‘06, Amsterdam
- Cocoon Best Practises at Cocoon GT ‘04, Ghent
- Danish Design School in ‘98, Copenhagen
- O2 Sustainable Business Challenge ‘98, Rotterdam
- O2 Event Next Step ‘98, Copenhagen
- Design the Internet ‘96, London
- RCA’s Centre for Design in ‘96, London
- DEAF ‘95, Rotterdam
- Colaboratorium ‘95, Melbourne
- MultiMedia ‘95, London
- CyberDesign ‘95, Århus
- Art in Transit ‘94, Saint Petersburg
- Changer d’Ère. Cité de Sciences, Paris ‘07
- HRC Retrospective. ICA, London ‘03
- Exquisite Corpse. Sigraph, Los Angeles ‘95
- J’sJoint. Sigraph, Los Angeles ‘95
- O2 Collection. Milan Furniture Show ‘92
- O2 New Ways. Seibu, Tokyo ‘92