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Seven and a Half

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After seven and a half years, I will be leaving Taiwan. I leave behind some true friends, and a beautiful island I have come to call ‘home’. It has been a wonderful, deeply formative experience; one that will never leave me.   Don’t think of […]

Finding an Industrial Design Job in Asia

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Leaving design school, it can be really tough to pick a career direction; let alone find a job.  Believing ‘change brings opportunity’, after graduating in 2003 I decided to head east and cut my teeth in Asia.  Now all I needed was a job, and […]

Things I Learned After Graduating Design School

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“Well, they didn’t teach us this in design school” These exchanges seem to happen with some regularity in the Dell design team.  So it got us thinking, what didn’t they – or couldn’t they – teach us in design school?  What do we wish we […]

My Life Summed-Up in a Single Photo

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London Pride beer with a bowl of Hong Kong noodles (with one of the chopsticks the wrong way round).

I strive to create great things, resulting in satisfied people

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“I strive to create great things, resulting in satisfied people” It took me several hours, multiple attempts, over many months to write that simple sentence, but I think it sums me up.  I am, by training, an Industrial Designer and Mechanical Engineer.  However I seem […]

New Rig

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Taipei Mountain Biking

I love mountain biking.  It’s ‘my sport’. At 13 years old, I remember looking with fascination at my neighbour’s bike when I went round to feed the cats – a guy called Paul. Mountain biking seemed glamorous and Californian, and the shiny metal and the […]

Two Years at Dell

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Two years at Dell tomorrow – Lordy how time flies. And a deserved change of seats to the coveted spot by the window!

Online and in the Air

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After a long 2.0 hiatus, I am back online and ready to start getting stuck back into writing, photographing and generally interacting. I have put quite a bit of effort into getting the new blog up and running – now on the WordPress system – […]

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Cat Burglars

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The door was locked. The cats, beyond the door sounded like they had just knocked something over. “Silly cats.” Taking out the key and turning it in the lock, I didn’t get the usual three-stage series of weighted clicks; instead just a solitary single rotation, […]