About

I am a digital specialist, all things digital, creative, innovative and inspirational make me tick.

I have worked at NNUH as a Reprographics technician (wetroom photographic processing- remember that?) and Illustrator, the John Innes Centre as a Graphic Designer, progressing into online design,  Archant Regional as Web & Graphic Designer, where animated flash banners were de’rigour and online video started to come in, Open Academy for a complete corporate design overhaul and photography archive. Then working at City College Norwich where I tested, researched, animated, illustrated, photographed, video’d, and created layouts for; books, vehicle wraps, touchscreens, AR, 3D maps and anything else my boss could think of! I then took on the challenge of the UEA Media Suite as their Digital Learning Technologist/Manager, where I oversaw the finishing build and installation of 9 edit suites, a new sound room, a new online booking system and social media presence and a 20 seat Mac lab where I went onto to teach Premiere, Avid, animation and sound production across the Humanities Faculty.

In my current job I have gone back to my first love of making things move, as I support all of the students on the Animation Course at NUA. I teach TV Paint, Premiere, After Effects, Audition, Audio Recording techniques and Stop-Motion in Dragonframe but also keep on top of my video and design skills by making screencasts of my sessions and handouts for the students to follow along later.

I also do freelance video editing and logo creation in Illustrator.

One of my personal highlights was when I studied for my MA at NUA. I wanted to use current technology to make my art playful, immersive, interactive and memorable, using the beauty of the animated line in its form and movement.

I created an experience in which an audience sees the Great Bustard flying in Norfolk again, hunted to extinction (in the UK) in the 1840’s, in a combined installation, using sculpture, animation and interactivity with Augmented Reality to produce a truly transmedia exhibition. The interactive installation on first viewing might appear as a static gallery/museum space, until the viewer steps into that space and their presence triggers a beautiful visual animated reaction from a physical object.

Although underpinning the outcome was a lot of technology, and I had to learn MAX msp, projection mapping onto a 3D shape, installation set-up and overcome testing on pcs, to using the college macs,  I still wanted my animation to be beautiful, to evoke a feeling of wonder and sense of intrigue as the story behind the extinction of the Bustard and it’s reintroduction in my creative, interactive installation.

I love to play with technology and really enjoy the problem solving that comes with trying to intertwine software and tech with a new outcome, pushing boundaries and cherry picking best new ideas with current and future projects.

3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Rosie Cooper
    Nov 07, 2014 @ 08:57:14

    Hi, i recently invigilated at the Undercroft exhibition in Norwich and just thought i’d share with you a short film i made, featuring all the art works 🙂

    Enjoy!
    Many thanks
    Rosie,
    http://www.rxcphotography.com

    Reply

  2. traceytutt
    Nov 07, 2014 @ 11:18:41

    Thankyou!

    Reply

  3. Luis Hernandez
    Jun 14, 2021 @ 19:31:56

    My name is Luis Hernandez from Conway, Arkansas . I have been on the lookout for some artworks lately in regards to I and my wife’s anniversary which is just around the corner. I stormed on some of your works which i found quite impressive and intriguing. I must admit your doing quite an impressive job. You are undoubtedly good at what you do.

    With that being said, I would like to purchase some of your works as a surprise gift to my wife in honor of our upcoming wedding anniversary. It would be of help if you could send some pictures of your piece of works, with their respective prices and sizes, which are ready for immediate (or close to immediate) sales. My budget for this is within the price range of $1000 to $5000.

    I look forward to reading from you in a view to knowing more about your pieces of inventory. As a matter of importance, I would also like to know if you accept check as a means of payment.

    Best regards,

    Hernandez.

    Reply

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