Born in Scotland, raised in New Zealand and now based in Ireland. I've been building, playing and doing stuff on the internet since the late 1990s. And yes, my accent is a little weird.
Since those halcyon days of Internet Explorer 3, Netscape 2 and six digit ICQ UINs. I've been fortunate enough to work on projects that have run the gamut of big and small, complex to simple. Always with a focus on good design, intuitive UI and delivering value to the person using the system.
Back in the day I wrote an article for a list apart. Contributed to the making-up of web development standards for the New Zealand Government. And helped run a successful web design blog/community/thing.
At the BBC and Al Jazeera, I had the privilege of working with some of the finest people in my career. Serving a time-poor, illiterate audience that has zero filter - children.
Sure, I've lead "remote first" teams delivering API driven platforms on AWS and Azure. I even architected a content management platform that hosted over thirty brands, in seventy international markets, supporting over thirty languages to power hundreds of campaigns visited by millions of consumers for the world’s second-largest wine and spirits seller.
But, I also once built a soundboard of a local weather presenter to play a prank. So swings and roundabouts.