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EDUCATION


RAVENSBOURNE COLLEGE OF

DESIGN AND COMMUNICATION

BA HONS INDUSTRIAL DESIGN


SALISBURY COLLEGE OF ART

FOUNDATION ART

1987 - 1990

1986 - 1987

SKILLS


SET DESIGN, CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT, CINEMA 4D, 3D VISUALISING,  PHOTOSHOP, ILLUSTRATOR, AUTO CAD, MODEL MAKING, 

EMPLOYMENT

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My first experience of gainful employment was working at a pottery making little owls that covered your milk bottle tops to protect them from the birds, as Saturday jobs go I think it was ok. After leaving school I started as an apprentice cabinet maker. The workshop had one huge motor that drove every machine via a system of canvas belts and pulleys. The staff’s ideals were as outdated as the equipment and though I learned a lot while I was there I soon tired of being referred to as ‘the boy’ and routinely chased, caught and put in the dustbin. Lunchtimes of pot noodle and model railway conversation did little to alleviate this tiresome behaviour and I left. Next up was a short spell building, then a job making musical instruments and wooden toys, lovely satisfying work, very little money. Realising I was going nowhere I applied to do an Art Foundation at Salisbury College of Art. I didn’t get in. The next year was spent building a portfolio and working on a trout farm (gutting one hundred trout at six in the morning in a cold unheated shed nearly made me long for the good old days of the cabinet makers... nearly) Trout farming gave way to shopfitting then it was time for another interview at Salisbury. I think they were so surprised to see me back again they felt obliged to let me in. Four years of art college, happy days. After graduating from Ravensbourne I joined the merry throng of wannabe designers who fondly imagined they would walk straight from college into the welcoming arms of a top notch design consultancy, be handsomely remunerated and spend the rest of their days dreaming up ground breaking, innovative and cool products that would make them a household name and the envy of their peers. Back in the real world and after a brief spell producing hand made greetings cards, more lovely satisfying work but even less money, I found work as a model maker with a company called Pirate. Four years later I got a phone call out of the blue offering work as a set designer for Sky Television... and here I am.