Educator, Concept Illustrator & Creative Consultant
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
2008 - Present (15 years)
I currently hold a position within the Arts Faculty at the Hull School of Art and Design lecturing on the Games Design & Animation BA(Hons) programmes, as well as pursuing personal design and illustration projects within the Visitor Attraction, Heritage and Leisure markets; I am also actively seeking interesting Concept Art and Illustration work.
My current academic research strands are looking at the links between Reading, Empathy and Creativity (currently collating qualitative data from a survey of nearly 400 student participants), whilst having an active interest in, and giving support to colleagues in research areas such as Drawing, HE T&L practice, and most recently being part of a team that developed a (Games oriented) technology research proposal that has won a substantial funding opportunity.
Please feel free to contact me should you wish to know more about the services or consultancy I can provide.
Hull School of Art and Design
2008 - Present (15 years)
For a number of years I lectured in Games Design and Animation (BA Hons) as well as teaching on several FE courses (all primarily concerned with drawing/design for 3D/visualisation/CAD etc), including FD in Design for the Public Realm, 3D Design & Extended Btec Diplomas, & various CAD modules within other disciplines, Fine Art Fashion, 3D Design, Jewellery & Ceramics etc; allowing me to consider and monitor student progression to HE from personal perspective, giving me insight into potential marketing strategies and opportunities.
Sible Hedingham, United Kingdom
May 2003 - Oct 2008 (5 years 5 months)
As freelancer, senior designer then Creative Director my time at hpl saw me leading the design/visualisation from client liaison, site survey through to concept and completion of a diverse range of projects within the retail, events and exhibition markets for clients such as Orange, Virgin Atlantic, Cadburys, Roadchef, Lego, National Trust, Touchwood, Bluewater and Cine UK.
Freelance Creative Consultant/Illustrator
Northman Illustration/or as in-house design consultant for various...
Jul 2001 - May 2005 (3 years 10 months)
Various national and international projects:
Historical & Archaeological Illustration for the Norfolk Museum Service, inc the Tolhouse & Time & Tide Museums, Great Yarmouth & the Castle Museum Norwich. 2002 to 05.
Conceptual Design for Chameleon Projects/Cubic Design Ltd towards various Sea Life (+ other) projects inc the giant medusa sculpt at Brighton Sea Life. 2001 03.
Research & Conceptual Design for Rex Sign & Scenic Studios, inc a "Jack the Ripper" Themed Bar, an 'Edu-tainment' Space Ride, the Hocus Pocus Haunted House & the Hans Christian Andersen Experience (Copenhagen) + various other visualisation/design works. July 2001- Jan 03.
Design Consultant for MJP Studios. 2001 02.
Freelance Research, Illustration & Copy for the Gilmerton Cove (Edinburgh) visitor attraction. 2002.
Freelance Conceptual & Production Design, Old Time Automatics Ltd. 2001 02.
Art Director/Stand-by Art Director & Prop's Buyer, "August/Grace", short film for Anglia Television's "First Take" series. July 2001.
Norwich, United Kingdom
Sep 1990 - Apr 2001 (10 years 7 months)
Various Freelance illustration and design work, Aug '95 - April 2001, inc: commissions from Coes of Norwich, The British Association of Day Surgeons and design/storyboard work for an ITC research project.
Animation tutor, animation summer school, Norwich School of Art and Design, Summer '95. duties inc: organisation and preparation of a program of study, tuition and supervision of students (aged 14 to 40). inc: basic model making and animation, practical and theory, and camera and video equipment operation.
Art Gallery Invigilator, Pt/time Norwich East Gallery, Summer '94 - Aug '95.
Full Time Education, Sept '90 - July '95.
APW (Attraction Projects Worldwide) group
Beccles, United Kingdom
Nov 1996 - Apr 2001 (4 years 5 months)
Dealing with all aspects of design manufacture & installation of various visitor attractions & theme parks, inc: The London, Hamburg & Edinburgh 'Dungeons', 'Linninmaki' Finland, 'Tales of the Silent City Malta, 'Santa Park' Lapland, 'Treasure Island' & 'Speeltuin' casinos Holland, 'Bamses World' animal park Sweden, Kristiansand 'Circus' Park Norway, Harrods 150th year event & various Sea Life Centres in Europe & the UK.
Typical duties inc: Leading design from concept to production, Site visits, Basic surveys, early ground plans & layouts, Conceptual design packages & presentation models, Presentation video design, production and editing, Historical/relevant research, Customer flow & batching assessment, Scale model & technical services model building, Workshop production drawings, Audio/Visual show research design, scripting, storyboarding, production & editing, Soundtrack design, Interpretation panel copy & design. On-site art direction, Hands-on theming & set dressing.
Humberside Archaeology Unit, Beverly, Yorkshire.
Beverley, United Kingdom
Feb 1989 - Feb 1990 (1 year)
Typical drawing office duties inc' the drawing of "finds", and the visualisation/illustration of accurate historical reconstructions for the archaeological record, displays and educational materials. Plus attending site surveys, digs, often drawing on-site.
Many of these drawings/visualisations were then prepared for print and educational publication.
Duties included some externally commissioned illustration/schematic drawing works based upon survey museum peices, which contributed to the restoration of period vehicles outside of the region etc.