As a BAFTA Award-winning designer and photographer with two startups under my belt, I have a rare mix of creative, tech and commercial experience.
I am obsessive about marrying brilliant creative ideas with exciting technologies to build beautiful things which change people’s lives.
In 1995, a few months after the release of Netscape Navigator, I cofounded Rocket Visuals—a design agency with a heavy leaning toward new technologies. As the company grew, the Internet pervaded society and our work slowly moved from paper and ink to pixels and interactivity. We produced a stream of brilliant work across all kinds of media for companies like Adobe, The John Lewis Partnership, Standard Life, Friends of the Earth and The Scottish Government. We also worked on specialist digital projects for many of Scotland's ad agencies.
In 2004, I embarked on a personal project to share my life online through a single photograph a day. By 2014, Blipfoto had become a worldwide community of daily photo journalists, home to more than 5 million days of human life archived daily by the British Library. In early 2015 we announced a partnership with one of the world's most iconic photography brands – Polaroid.
I now work as an independent consultant, helping other tech startups with their products, branding, messaging, strategy and investment.
With a keen interest in the wider creative industries and tech startup space, I hold voluntary positions on the boards of Creative Edinburgh and Out Of The Blue, and the Scottish Digital Media Industry Leadership Group.
I'm regularly invited to speak at industry events. In 2012 I delivered a TEDx talk on the impact of social media on human history and, in 2014, sat on a panel at the Milken Institute Global Conference discussing the future of photography.
I live and work in Edinburgh, Scotland.