I have always had a desire to both design and manage the production of my work. I found I was increasingly drawn to a production role as I worked for fine art publishers where design and production were so closely related.
Moving into production management at two major business information publishers, I had the opportunity to learn new skills, working with SGML back in the 1990's and more recently with XML and HTML. I am familiar with the potential of template driven design and technologies that simplify working practices, and also enable multi-format, multi-platform output.
I enjoy managing teams of designers and production staff, and I relish having practical projects to work on where I can use my design skills. The challenge of rapidly evolving technology means there are always new things to learn, and new ways of solving design problems using different media. I enjoy projects both large and small, either managing a team, being part of a team, or working on my own.
Current and past employers and freelance clients include Oxford University Press, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, Editions Alecto, The Folio Society, Wolters Kluwer, The Continuum Publishing Group, Siemens, Informa, Which? Publishing, Frontinus and Soundcheck Books.