work | about me

email » henry@interactivelabs.co.uk

I am a creative designer, specialising in interaction design and screen-based media. I have an ability to approach projects from a unique perspective; I am motivated and hard working, but adaptable and open minded.

I endeavour to create stimulating tools, which enable people to use and enjoy technology, and allow my clients to communicate effectively and directly. I believe that connectedness and good design are key to allowing people to enjoy, educate, inform and communicate. I am driven by a desire to learn which is fuelled by my experiences as a designer and university tutor.

Education:
Royal College of Art
MA (RCA) Interaction Design
2005 » 2007

Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication
BA (hons) Interaction Design (1st Class)
Art & Design Foundation
1997 » 2001

Southwalk College
A-level Art
A-level Textiles
GCSE Photography
1996 » 1997


Work:
Lab Director, interactivelabs:
Interactive concept designer - providing cohesive and effective solutions for clients' needs and markets)

Account Manager - present and advise solutions, resolve issues and meet general client requirements. Project Management - Manage design process, delegate tasks, actuate communication between relevant parties, including outsourcing work to other developers and designers.

Computer Programmer and Technologist - specialist in director/shockwave (lingo) and Flash (Actionscript), Javascript, HTML, XML

Graphic, Sound and Moving Image Designer - integrating each discipline with iLabs interactive activities.
2001 » Ongoing

Visiting Design Lecturer, Ravensbourne College of Designand Communication:
Interaction Design BA Lecturer - working closely with students from all year groups, directing students learning and project management, participating in design critiques and assessment. Director And Flash Workshop Tutor - teaching groups of students key programming and prototyping skills, as well as general work flow practice)

Interior Design Environment Architecture BA Lecturer - writing and teaching computation units, introducing Architecture students to notions of computation as part of their design space through 'hands on' workshops relating to their practical work.
2001 » Ongoing

Freelance Designer, Various Clients:
Clients include Airside, Samsung Design Europe, SCEE, Skybluepink, Scene Magazine. Design/Production - Flash & Shockwave web design and production, viral marketing campaigns, screensavers, video editing, graphic design for print, illustration, general design trooper. Have a look at projects to see my work in more detail.

Software Trainer - providing on-site Flash and Director training for large advertising companies.
2001 » Ongoing

Junior Designer, ENM Ltd:
Design/Production - enhanced CD's, flash website design, director based CD-ROMs.
1998 » 2000


Awards
Mitsubishi 3G technology Competition 2001
Bubbles Project

D&AD Student Award 2004 (x2)
Comendation as tutor


Exhibitions
CEBIT 2001, Hannover
Bubbles Project, on display with Trium illustrating future concepts in mobile technology.

ICCF 2001, New York
Bubbles Project, as part of a collection of Furnture, Product and Interaction Design representing British Design and Ravensbourne College.

SAD Expo 2002, Paris
Bubbles Project, as part of a collection of Furnture, Product and Interaction Design representing leading design european institutions.