I am a graphic designer, working on brand identities, packaging and music industry projects. I'm also a photographer shooting people, food, interiors, products and personal projects.
I live in Newton, Porthcawl. I moved to Newton from London to be near the sea but I was also tired of blowing my nose constantly to get rid of black snot and of nobody smiling on the tube!
During my career I've designed the covers for three no 1 singles and two number 1 albums and have a cover design in the 100 best album covers of all time book by Storm Thorgerson and Aubrey Powell (published by Dorling Kindersley), The Greatest Album Covers of all Time (published by Collins & Brown) and Q Magazines 100 Best Album Covers. I've worked in the music industry on and off for 20 years and in large branding agencies in London for 10 years.
I've also freelanced, worked in teams or on my own and collaborated on projects. I've owned an exhibition design and large format digital print company with 25 staff in Cardiff which I sold to a business partner.
I've been a part time lecturer in Graphic Communication, Graphic Design and Advertising Design at Glamorgan University, Bath Spa University, Newport University (now the University of South Wales) and given talks at Bristol UWE, Arts University Bournemouth (AUB).
I also have a few side projects, one of which is a company that creates and delivers bespoke programmes for physical literacy, physical development, physical education, sport, art, music, dance and drama, for children in Primary School. Another company is the leading company in the UK supporting quality teaching and learning in physical education and physical literacy in the primary sector. I'm trying my best to do the things I love with people I like and I'm happier now with my design work than I've ever been because I'm enjoying it more. I feel and know there's a lot more to come!