After an unsteady start serving beer at a bingo hall in Leeds, I landed a job as a trainee at the BBC. During my time there I wrote several high-profile campaigns, but was, in the end, unable to resist the lure of doing my own thing.
In the years since, I’ve founded and been the ECD of two creative agencies, set up a furniture and lighting studio with my wife, and spent many happy but ultimately fruitless hours attempting to capture the ultimate photographic portrait.
There have been successes and failures.
Among the former, collaborating with some truly wonderful people; winning pitches against the world’s best agencies; working on iconic entertainment brands; and having my work recognised at D&AD, Cannes, Promax, and other places my mum has never heard of.
Among the latter … well, we can chat about those if we meet.
It is the totality of these experiences that allow me to do what I do today: elevating entertainment brands through creative and design, and inspiring individuals and companies to make better ideas.
My first book is ‘Beavers, Outrage & Blossom: A Creative Manifesto’. You can download it for free here.
My greatest pleasure is to be at home among the hills of South Wales with my family. A close second is making great work with great people.