On graduating from University with a degree in Product Design in 2001 I was fortunate enough to land a position at BT Exact Technologies in Martlesham UK, within the Radical Multi Media Lab. My day to day business included Concept Development and Creative Thinking, I worked on a vast array of projects involving, Games Technology’s, Location Based Media Prototypes and Augmented Reality.
While at BT I was exposed to a great range of emergent technology’s and creative talent housed within a corporate framework. On leaving BT I went on to work as a freelance designer for several years before moving into academia. I currently work for the University of Salford, UK, as a lecturer in Digital Design within the School of Arts and Media. I work across several undergraduate degree programs supporting students to develop skills in everything from Design Thinking through to Graphic Design, UI, UXD, 3D Modelling, Animation and Games Development. I am heavily involved in day to day program administration, management and curriculum development.
In 2009 I began working within the field of Open Source Mapping and Location Based Media, building multiple prototypes and functional applications. My research interests progressively moved towards the Decentralised Internet, Surveillance Capitalism, Privacy, Value Proposition and Adoption. Recently I have become focused on Self Sovereign Identity trying to better understand how we place this technology in the hands of the everyday user.