5th April, 2019

Identity at Dot York 2018

It was an honour to speak at last October’s excellent Dot York conference, invited to contribute my thoughts to the opening session exploring digital identity.

19th January, 2018


Instagrams from our first trip to Munich, where I spoke at Beyond Tellerrand.

11th November, 2012

Creative Mornings NYC

Last month I was thrilled to speak at the Creative Mornings Benefit in Brooklyn, alongside Jason Santa Maria. By way of record, I’ve pulled together videos of both talks plus my slides and a few thoughts in this quick post.

30th October, 2012

AIGA Design Camp

Earlier this month I spent four days in remote Nisswa, Minnesota where I delivered a keynote to 350 designers, alongside Pentagram’s Paula Scher, book designer and Batman author Chip Kidd, and illustraters The Heads of State.

4th July, 2012

A brief update

It’s been a busy few months and I’ve barely had any time to write. As a result, a number of things worth journalling have slipped through the net.

2nd June, 2012

A tour of ESAD

I've spent the week in Porto, invited to lecture students at Matosinhos School of Art and Design, also known as ESAD. The school stands apart, and I loved every minute.

16th April, 2012

An Event Apart

I recently got back from a trip to Seattle, where I presented at the prestigious An Event Apart for the first (and hopefully not the last) time.

24th January, 2012

When we build

On the morning of Thursday 10th November 2011, I was excited about closing the day’s talks at Build. Then, just before lunch, something happened. Something unexpected and incredible, care of Wilson Miner.

6th January, 2012

We are the explorers

Back in November, I was lucky enough to speak at the wonderful Build in Belfast. I reflected on over two years of specific investigation into our craft, and I think it’s one of my stronger talks. I certainly stand by the messages.

19th October, 2011

Another lesson learned

I learned many things at Brooklyn Beta, but one lesson will stay with me for some time. Announcing our new app capped a humbling and fear-inducing afternoon. Despite years of experience presenting, I was a mess.

18th June, 2011

Interlink in Vancouver

I recently had the pleasure of travelling to far-away Vancouver to speak at the inaugural Interlink conference, hosted by Shawn Johnston.

7th May, 2011

Forthcoming speaking events

Since going freelance some sixteen months ago, I've been doing a lot more speaking and running workshops, belatedly getting to see a little more of our big round planet in the process.

7th February, 2011

10th Icelandic Web Awards

Last week I had the pleasure of providing the keynote and giving out the trophies at the 10th Icelandic Web Awards in a stormy, snowy Reykjavík. I thought it’d be nice to share with you the winners on the night; a chance to see what cuts the mustard in less familiar territory.

16th December, 2010

Adaptive Systems at HD Live

Back in early November, I was fortunate enough to present at the second HD Live event in glorious Hull.

28th October, 2010

Brilliant Brooklyn Beta

Back in May (during a drunken Beer Friday in New York’s DUMBO) my friends Chris and Cameron outlined their plan to put on a unique event for the web community. If they pulled it off, it would be fantastic. Well, they did it, and the result was the incredible Brooklyn Beta.


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