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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.


    Education

    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

    2016
    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

    2015
    If Yesterday Were Today - International group show, Berlin Blue Art Space, Barga Italy, Berlin Germany, London UK

    2014 
    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

    2013
    Projection vidéomusicale électroacoustique, Elektramusic, Geneva, Switzerland

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

    2011 
    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

    2010 
    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

    2009 
    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

    2008
    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

    2007
    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

    2006
    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

    2005
    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

    2004
    technique - Royal College of Art, London, UK

    2003
    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

    2002
    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


    AWARDS

    William Latham Digital Arts Award, Director of Computer Artworks Ltd


    BROADCAST

     

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


    Research

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