Pinewood Studios, Pinewood Road, Iver Heath
Buckinghamshire, SL0 0NH
Having studied Three-dimensional Design principally furniture and interiors, I engaged in design as a broad discipline in my subsequent employment. After a number of years I moved into education at the same time setting up my own design company. The skills gained throughout these periods have included conceptualisation, draughting, model making and project realisation.
My design company has always complimented my academic work, and provided a vital creative outlet. This has maintained a focus within architectural and interior work, spanning commercial, retail, leisure as well as private commissions. It has always centred on high quality creative output, increasingly engaged as a creative consultant implementing, supervising and coordinating projects of varying scales and complexity.
As a Senior Lecturer and Academic with 30 years lecturing experience, in practical and theoretical studies this has led to responsibility for directing and managing the student learning experience. It has always been critical to me that it is paramount that study generates a complex and convergent landscape of possibilities, with individualism being the central objective with recognising that collaboration and teamwork form the day-to-day life of the practitioner designer.
In 2011 as part of a joint initiative between the University and Film Design International to provide a Master of Arts award in Art Direction I was introduced to Terry and the world of film design. The synergy of skills and ideas reflecting many themes and attributes between architecture, interior, theatre scenic design and film design has led to a strong working relationship of shared values between myself and Terry’s inspirational ideals. I can commend the unique studio environment that is a truly inspiring place to work and study fully immersed in the history and future of Art Direction.
FDI students on a tour of the Harry Potter Experience Film making magic, with the best guide - inside knowledge... https://t.co/Q62CdALFUJ8th October 2016, 7:53pm
Putting the exercises into practice...fantastic modelling by FDI student James Cura - Portfolio Building, now onto… https://t.co/NKFseH4dnh8th October 2016, 4:35pm