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Helping organisations communicate more like humans do. Consulting, mentoring, advising, team building, creative directing, writing and editing. See a portfolio.
Defra, London Borough of Hackney, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, HM Land Registry, Department of Work and Pensions, Department for Education, Essex County Council, Scottish Government, Government of California, Welsh Government Centre for Digital Public Services
Content Design London, Juno, Bulb, Public Digital, Cydea, Caution Your Blast, Difference Digital, DrDoctor
Doteveryone, Comic Relief, I’m A Scientist, EdTech Hub, UNCDF Policy Accelerator, Citizens Advice
Part of the influential comms team that explained GDS and its approach to ministers, civil servants and the public. Showing the thing and making things open.
Journalism and copywriting, focusing on the internet, cyberculture and the emerging Mac/iOS ecosystem.
BBC Online, The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, Engadget, The Unofficial Apple Weblog, MacUser, Cult of Mac, O’Reilly Publishing, Time Inc, Dopplr, Nokia, moo.com
A syndicated weekly column distributed to 100s of news organisations, explaining the internet and online culture in simple terms for ordinary people.
Technology editor, 1997—1999
Exploring and reporting on the growing UK internet scene.
Learning on the job.
BA Hons Geography & Sociology (2.2), Anglia Ruskin University, 1992
last updated: 8 April 2021