I combine art with design, and poetry with play, to create tactile and responsive experiences. I aim to delight and engage on a visceral level, through a journey of colliding realities and impossible worlds.
As multi award-winning artist, interactive designer and creative director I have established myself as an internationally-renowned creator and pioneer of unique genre-defining digital experiences.
My work has attracted notable collaborations with Peter Gabriel, Wes Ball (Maze Runner), MIT, the Royal Shakespeare Company and Brian Froud (Dark Crystal and Labyrinth).
I share my design philosophies at international conferences, festivals, companies, universities and research institutions. My work has been taught and written about by press, thought leaders and academics worldwide.
Selected Presentations & Workshops
2019 ‘Culture and Innovation’, Presentation and Round Table, The Meet Centre, Milan, Italy
2019 ‘Art and Accessibility’, Presentation and Round Table, The National Gallery, Singapore.
2018 ‘The Art of AR’ Presentation, Valencia, Spain
2017 ‘The Art of AR’ Presentation, Museum Next, New York.
2017 ‘Digital Narrative Reality in 360 ° ‘ Seminar for PROMÉXICO, Mexico City
2017 ‘Virtual Storytelling’ AMAPRO Seminar Conference for AMAPRO, Mexico City
2016 ‘Postcards from the Leading Edge: AR and VR’, OMDC’s Digital Dialogue in Toronto
2014 ‘Reaching Young Audiences through Film and Digital Media’, Panellist at TIFF Kids, Toronto
2012 ‘Extending the 360 Property into a Pervasive Experience’ Presentation and Panel Member at Merging Media Conference, Vancouver
2012 ‘Artistic Genius’ Keynote Presentation at the Multi-PlatFORUM 2012 in Regina, Canada
2010 ‘The Craft of Transmedia Writing’ Presentation for Television Animation Conference & Workshops at the Ottawa International Animation Festival in Canada
2009 Presentation and workshop for The Film Academy in Ludwigsburg, Germany.
2007 Presentation for BTV, Bradford, UK.
2004 Presentation and workshop for Hamar University in Norway on ‘Emotional Gaming’.
2004 Key note presentation at the ‘Games and Story Telling Conference’ at the Helsinki School of Art and Design, Finland.
2004 Presentation and workshop for the Crucible Research Studio, Finland.
2004 Presentation and workshop for Submarine’s Crossmedia Symposium and Workshop Amsterdam
2003 ‘Between Games and Art’ Lecture at HGO (Högskolan på Gotland), Sweden
2003 Two presentations at Adelaide International Film Festival, Australia.
2003 Presentation at ‘Crossover Australia’, South Australia.
2002 Masterclass for Channel 4, London, UK
2002 ‘Creative Alchemy’ Masterclass for BAFTA’s, London, UK.
2001 Presentation at USC ‘Entertainment in an Interactive Age’, LA, USA.
1998 Presentation at the ‘Digital Story Telling Festival’, USA.
1999 Presentation at ‘Interaction and Emotion’ Conference in Denmark.
1998 Presentation at the Festival of New Cinema and New Media of Montreal, Canada.
1997 Workshop and presentation at ‘Opera Totale’, Venice, Italy.
1996 ‘The Artist Speaks’ address to the ELIA conference in Lisbon, Portugal.
1995 Key note presentation at the CILECT World Congress of Film Schools in Oaxaca, Mexico.
2017 to 2019 ReBlink Pop Up Exhibition
- Mexico City (PROMÉXICO)
- Los Angelas (Art Walk)
- Singapore (National Museum)
- Banff (Canadian Arts Summit)
- Valencia Spain (Digital Jove)
- Kinston, Jamaica (Converge Summit Creators’ Showcase)
- Poland, Warsaw.
- Toronto, Pineward Studios.
2017 to 2019 ReBlink at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto.
2011 Ceremony of Innocence exhibited at the Notgames Fest, Cologne
2007 Prospero’s Island exhibited at IndieCade Festival 2007 (E3, E for All, Game City)
2002-2005. <ALT> Digital Media Exhibition. Message Quests kiosk installed at the Museum of Moving Image in New York. http://www.ammi.org
2002- 2006 NESTA ‘Inspire Me’ online exhibition ‘Message Quests’
2002-2007 Arts Council of England Site hosts ‘the Angel’.
2001-present BBC Digital Arts Site hosts ‘the Angel’.
2002 Drunken Boat (American arts site) hosts ‘the Angel’
2001- 2002 NESTA ‘Inspire Me’ site hosts ‘the Angel’
1999 Dreamer presented at The Tate ‘The Allure of the Digital’, London, UK
2018 Gold Award at the American Alliance on Museum Muse Awards.
- Virtual/Augmented Reality.
2018 Nominated 2018 Webby Award.
- Best Use of Augmented Reality
2014 International Emmy Nomination
- Digital Program: Children & Young People
2014 iKids Award (Kid’s Screen)
- Best Learning App
1998 OMNI Awards USA
- Gold medal in Interactive Entertainment
- Gold medal in Interactive Graphics
1998 EURO PRIX MULTIMEDIA ART Austria
- Overall Winner.
1998 NEW MEDIA INVISION AWARDS USA
- Gold in General Interest/Adult.
- Award of Excellence in entertainment category, shared with Droidworks from Lucas Learning.
- Best of Show out of all 7 categories, shared with X-Files from Hyperbole Studios.
1998 BAFTA Interactive Entertainment Awards UK
- Moving Images
1998 NEW YORK FESTIVAL AWARDS
- Gold Medal for entertainment category.
- Runner up for the overall prize
1997 EMMA (European Multimedia Awards)
- Winner of the General Interest category: Entertainment and Leisure.
1997 ATOM AWARDS, Australia
- Gold ATOM – Best Product of the Year.
- Most Creative/Innovative Multimedia Production of the year.
- Best Multimedia Game of the year.
- Most Entertaining Multimedia Production of the year.
1997 AIMIA AWARDS, Australia
- Best sound composition & audio editing.
1997 ATLANTIC DIGITAL MEDIA AWARDS , Canada
- International Award of Excellence.
1994 BIMA AWARDS UK
- Award for the most outstanding work by a student.