D&AD Foreman


So I’m going to be a foreman at the D&AD Student Awards this year. I’d better get a hard hat, some hob-nailed boots and a reflective jacket right away. Oi, you! Put that consignment over there, not there! Just getting some practise.

Check me out! I get a fancy yellow tab on my picture. And I’m allowed to have the biggest smile, bigger than all the other judges. Except the one who’s just an icon who is actually smiling more than me in secret. She’s smiling because they didn’t persuade her to send in a crappy photo of herself like the rest of us. Except my photo is not crappy but in fact nice because my wife took it.

Are you still reading this? Then you win the prize! Hooray! That’s my foreman-ing done (no it isn’t – Ed.)

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Bristol Playable City Award


I was shortlisted for the Bristol Playable City Award 2013 for my proposal to create an interactive album within various locations across the city. Read more here. DIdn’t get it but now I’ve had the idea I can’t let it go so watch this space…

Cheltenham Design Festival


I’m talking at the Cheltenham Design Festival in April this year which is all about Design Futures. I was planning an optimistic message (the talk’s title begins “Hooray!”) but I’ve had the flu recently so finding the necessary positivity to write the damn thing is proving a bit elusive. Maybe I’ll do them a Goth remix; I’m sure they wouldn’t mind.

If you’re there I’m doing my thing at 17.00 on Friday the 12th of April. No Goth really, I promise! (Oooh, so tempting though.)

Designer Breakfast

Designer's Breakfast

I had a great time in June at the Design Museum doing a Design Breakfast talk on working partnerships and here’s a film of it. Great chairing by Zoe Bather and excellent words of wisdom from Simon Rose and Brian and James Webb. And me. Obv.