Driven by making things and making things happen, my practice has been focused on finding ways to pursue a broad set of interests. Projects have taken a variety of forms from new businesses, services and products in the real world, to more speculative provocations - whether that's working for myself, leading studios or inside large organisations.
In 2013, I Co - Founded Makerversity, a making and learning organisation based at Somerset House, London. Having taken over 25,000 sq foot of disused and dilapidated space, it is now a burgeoning creative community of 170 members, a prototyping and making facility, and a place for young people to learn cutting edge design and production skills. The project brings making back to the centre of the City, puts emphasis on prototypes over plans and challenges the dominant models for how disused spaces are developed and used and the way higher education is delivered. In 2015, a second site was opened in Marineterrein Amsterdam.
In 2016, my Makerversity colleagues and I were recognised by the Observer newspaper as one of Britain's 50 New Radicals - people, projects and organisations changing the world for the better and finding creative solutions to the big issues of our times.
I was the lead designer at FutureGov. During this time I worked both inside local government on service design and improvement projects as well as developing the ventures side of the business - building their own products, services and social businesses including Casserole and Patchwork.
During my time there, I also worked on a number of side projects. I worked with Enabled- By - Design to design, develop and fund the UK’s first physical hack events - ‘Enabled By Design-athon’. The project tried to unpick how advances in material development, new technologies and processes could have an impact on various accessibility issues, as well as expand Enabled By Design’s business strategy and reach. I worked with IDEO, Sugru and the Technology Strategy Board to develop the content, brand and research. The project has subsequently gone global with projects being run in the US and Australia.
I also worked for Thinkpublic, the award winning social design company where I designed and delivered new services for local and central government, and in smaller capacities for Method, rAndom International, Participle. Before going into design I was the third employee of the worlds first online foreign exchange company, that used internet technologies to undercut the banking sector, where I worked from Dog's Body to a senior role until the company was bought out.
I have been lucky enough to have had the opportunity to speak at a number of events, conferences and institutions around the world including TedX, SXSW, Designers Breakfasts, Design and Banter, DMI conference, Design Council, DOTT, The University of Zurich and the V and A. He also enjoys working with students and has been a visiting tutor/ lecturer at Ravensbourne, Central St Martins, Kingston University and the University of Zurich.