College training: graphic design and traditional animation. Avoided computers, felt they stole the soul from animation. I was young and wrong. And then; no jobs in traditional animation so I jumped into storyboarding computer games (primarily for Bullfrog:Theme Park, Syndicate, Magic Carpet, Dungeon Keeper and more) and learnt how wrong I was. After that? A crazy roller coaster ride of 11 years computer games art and multimedia, writing/drawing 7 books (Dr Sylver series, Messenger, Exile Road etc), 20 years of youth work and then becoming a college teacher specialising in IT, Graphics and Media. The cherry on top is learning to adore tablet art (and now Interactive Whiteboard art as well). Please check out my Flickr and Youtube galleries and tell me what you think. Me I adore putting my finger on a screen and seeing what comes out of that very simple beginning...
Areas of Expertise
Mobile device artist, iPad/iPhone artist, Next generation art tutor
I'm passionate about
iPad/iPhone/tablet artwork, Brushes app, all art and photography apps, IWB (esp Promethean) artwork. Teaching, youth work, fun.
Talk to me about
iPad art. IWB art.
People don't know I'm good at
Have I mentioned drawing on screens? I also write, which everyone (including myself over the past hectic year) have let drift off the radar. Next year? Book 8 and 9 I hope.
My TED story
I want to build a forest of trees drawn my people on a variety of platforms. Search for the Digital Forest and, I hope, the information will come to you.