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Hello. I'm a creative.

Originally from London I live and work in Berlin and have over ten year plus creative industry experience. Currently i'm the senior art director at DCMN, I was the first creative here, having helped establish and develop the creative and production departments multi-disciplinary team for TVC's and digital. I have a proven track record of leading and working with small and large teams, ensuring creative vision and quality of production for all deliverables under tight deadlines.

I'm a thinker and doer, strategic player, I work hard and can inspire teams, I have a strong contemporary and historical knowledge base and practise of art and design disciplines. With a multi-disciplinary outlook and cross-pollination ethos, I also accomplished eight years (2003 -2011) as a visiting lecturer at the Royal College of Art and as an Adjunct Professor at Richmond, The American International University in London, whilst concurrently working as a designer and motion artist supporting London-based agencies.

Independently I direct and produce moving image work for international screenings and visual music events across Europe, America and Asia.  I'm constantly exploring new ideas with a collaborative mind set to work. I'm also an active part of the Arts and Ethics Research Group at the University of Edinburgh.


    MA Fine Art - Royal College of Art, London, 2000 - 2002

    BA (Hons) Graphic Arts Printmaking - Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, 1997 - 2000

    London College of Communications - Graphic Media, 1996 - 1997

    WORK Summary

    2016 - to date Senior Art Director. DCMN GmbH, Berlin, Germany
    2013 - 2016    Art Director. DCMN GmbH, Berlin, Germany
    2011 - 2013    Freelance Art Director for visual and motion design for Berlin and London based agencies.
    2011 - 2011    Art Director Motion Design. Saatchi & Saatchi Pro, Berlin, Germany
    2010 - 2010    Freelance Motion Designer. RPM Ltd, GVEP International, Tlon Books Publishing Ltd, London, UK
    2008 - 2010    Freelance Motion and Visual Designer. Airlock Ltd, Leo Burnett Group, London, UK
    2008 - 2011    Founder and Visual Designer Freaksignal Productions, London-based motion and design studio
    2003 - 2011    Visiting Lecturer. Royal College of Art, London, UK
    Adjunct Associate Professor. Richmond, The American International University in London, UK

    exhibitions & screenings

    Elektramusic Vidéomusique 2 (#17), Résonances Electriques, Strasbourg, France
    13th World Congress of the International Association of Bioethics, Arts + Ethics Exhibition,  Edinburgh, UK
    Uncharted Territories - Solo show, Berlin Blue Art, Berlin, Germany
    Athens Digital Arts Festival #ADAF2016 - Screening: Pop Apocalyptic - After Dark, Athens, Greece
    Seeing Sound 4 - 2016 Screenings, curated by Professor Joseph Hyde, Bath Spa, UK

    If Yesterday Were Today - International group show, Berlin Blue Art Space, Barga Italy, Berlin Germany, London UK

    Gustav Metzger, Facing Extinction - Artist film programme curated by Amanda Couch, University of Creative Arts, UK
    SoundImageSound 10 International Festival of New Music & Visual Image, University of the Pacific, USA

    Projection vidéomusicale électroacoustique, Elektramusic, Geneva, Switzerland

    EMUFest 2012, International Festival of Electroacoustic Music, Rome, Italy

    Sounding Images, Altadena, California, USA
    Gare du Nord - Banhof fur Neue Musik, Basel, Switzerland
    Scream Festival: Sounding Images - Redcat, Roy and Edna Disney / Calarts Theater, Los Angeles, USA
    Understanding Visual Music, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada

    Recollection - Collaboration with Renata Kudlacek, Kulturzentrum Die Fabrik, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
    Sur les Trace de Russolo - Musee d’Art Moderne et Contemporain, Strasbourg, France

    Futurism and Memory - Bibliotheca Arts Center, Alexandria, Egypt
    Not Still Art - Curated by Carol Goss, Micro Museum, New York, USA
    Música Viva Festival - Som das Esferas, Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, Parede, Portugal
    Visual Music Marathon - Visual Arts Theatre, curated by Dr. Dennis Miller, New York, USA
    Visual Music Concert - Simon Bolivar University, Caracas, Venezuela
    Evolution Festival - Message in a Bottle, Lumen & The Projection Gallery, Leeds, UK
    Elektramusic - au CEAAC, Strasbourg, France
    Instant Melancholia - A Farewell to Polaroid, Raum 121, Frankfurt, Germany
    Visual Music Screening - Folkwang Hochscule Essen, Essen Univ. of Art and Theatre, Essen, Germany

    Hello - I’m not here - International group show, Raum 121, Frankfurt, Germany
    Visual Music - The Kunstverein Dresden, The society of Artists Dresden, Germany
    Sweetwater E/A Electroacoustic Music Concert #4 - Northeast Indiana, USA
    Visual Music ZKM, Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe, Germany
    Magmart - Video Under Volcano, Casoria Contemporary Art Museum, Naples, Italy

    8th Seoul International Film Festival - Seoul, South Korea
    CynetArt Visual Music - 07 Encounter’ curated by Prof. Dr. Wilfried Jentzsch, Dresden, Germany
    They Do Things Differently There - The Crypt, St Pancras, London, UK
    Siggraph 2007 VMM, Visual Music Marathon - San Diego, California, USA
    Visual Music Marathon - Curated by Dr. Dennis Miller, Northeastern Universty, Boston, USA

    Electronic Oasis - 19th Festival, Les Instants Video, Cinema MK2 Bibliotheque, Paris, France
    Passion - Liverpool Biennial Independents, Liverpool, UK
    Still in Motion - Video show curated by Vishal Shah, Leonard Street Gallery, London, UK
    Video Art London - Famu Academy of Performing Arts, Prague, Czech Republic
    Mobile - Espace Landowski, Curated by Robin Rimbaud, Paris, France
    AV Festival 06, LifeLike - digital shorts, Newcastle, Sunderland & Middlesbrough, UK

    Open Screening - Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK
    International Kunst Film Biennale - Film screening, Museum Ludwig, Köln, Germany
    Tavistock - Short film festival, London, UK
    Armenian Centre for Contemporary Experimental Art - ACCEA, Yerevan, Armenia

    technique - Royal College of Art, London, UK

    It’s Ok To Drink Whiskey - Directed by Paul Andrew Williams, Moving Picture Company, London, UK
    Film, Other India’s - Film screening, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK

    We Did It - Domobaal Gallery, London, UK
    3:1 Projections - Hockney Gallery, Royal College of Art, London, UK
    III Festival De Gravura De Evora, Portugal


    William Latham Digital Arts Award, Director of Computer Artworks Ltd



    Souvenirs From Earth - Video art HD cable TV channel, France and Germany
    Visual Music - AWM, Animation World Magazine


    Arts and Ethics Research Group - #AERG An IASH International Interdisciplinary Research Group.
    The University of Edinburgh