Hello

Pour yourself a nice cup of tea and explore.

Examples of what I do

Professional skills

My working life has seen me undertake several official roles and many more unofficial ones. I am a practical creative with an engineering Master’s degree who spent nine years as the lead graphic designer for an international group of companies, during which I was as likely to have my hands down the drains as on my mouse. I loathe blowing my own trumpet (and anyway I prefer the tuba), but here are some of my more useful skills.

Graphic design

I enjoy designing logos, icons and layouts.

Typesetting

I take pride in producing professional documents that look good and communicate effectively.

Proofreading

I enjoy spotting typos, grammatical errors and other mistakes.

Web development

I have created and worked on several websites, large and small, and strive to build attractive, useful sites that visitors want to explore and return to.

Problem solving

I love spotting problems that no-one else has noticed, and finding solutions for them.

Streamlining processes

I have a lot of experience in taking laborious processes and automating or simplifying them, saving time and reducing errors.

Pantomimes

For many years I was involved in producing pantomimes performed by foreign language students. At various times I wrote the scripts, produced props, created backdrops, sewed dresses, arranged the music, built the stage, made the curtains, designed the posters and rigged up the lighting. Oh, and I appeared on stage a few times too…

Travel

I don’t get much time to travel, but when I do I like to let the train take the strain and watch the scenery go by. Preferably from a table in the restaurant car.

Pages from the past

See some really old pages from back in the day.

Lavatorial Links

The Willls Hall Loo Sheet

The old lavatory-based newsletter from Wills Hall at the University of Bristol.

The Virtual Lavatory

Fascinating information about the history and workings of the WC