I am Technical Director here at saintnicks. I’ve worked in digital marketing since the term was invented, and sit in the technical/developer end of the spectrum. I can also, on occasion, speak English without peppering sentences with TLAs (three letter acronyms)

  1. What are you best known for in the office?

My love of Harts Bakery sausage rolls, and abiding hatred of all forms of music other than 70s novelty hits and Norwegian metal. I have also drawn a caricature of every saintnicks employee. Usually, everyone likes these – except the person illustrated.

  1. Share with us one thing you love, and one thing you hate.

I love painting and drawing. As for what I hate, other than almost all forms of music, I can get very irritated by stupid usability decisions. For example, the dishwasher in the agency kitchen offends me. The only way to tell if it’s on is to open it (because all the controls are hidden in the top of the door) resulting in a face full of steam. 

  1. What’s most played on your iPhone?

I listen to podcasts and audiobooks pretty much exclusively. Favourite podcasts include reviews of awful films (The Flop House podcast), reviews of classic films (Greg Proops Film Club) and Doctor Who podcasts (as a developer, I am required by law to have at least one geek passion, and for me it’s Doctor Who or Norwegian metal).

  1. What was your latest purchase?

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Probably the best video game ever made.

Before I started working in digital marketing I was contemplating an academic career in mathematics. And then the internet happened.

  1. If you could work with any brand, which would it be?

Working in an agency (and especially in digital) you get to work on a wide variety of clients, so there’s always something new to learn. I’ve always liked the idea of creating a website for a guitar manufacturer – Framus, probably. Great guitars but their website could be better. So, selfishly – as musical instruments and how they develop fascinates me – building a guitar site would help satiate my desire for learning, while still allowing me to work as a developer.

  1. If you weren’t in this profession, what would you be doing?

That’s easy. Before I started working in digital marketing (back in the early 90s, when computers ran on steam and mobile phones were horse drawn) I was contemplating an academic career in mathematics. And then the internet happened…

  1. What’s your tipple?

Indian Pale Ale: something I only just discovered, thanks to working with a brewery client.

  1. What’s the best thing you’ve ever done?

Bringing up my three sons to be smarter (and better looking) than me. (Okay, so the bar was set quite low…)

  1. What do you do in your spare time?

I paint, draw, play the guitar badly and play tabletop games with my boys – particularly the card game Gloom.