I am equally as passionate about information design as coding. For the last few years I have been addicted to exploring semantic mark-up and data portability. I like to support open learning events and meet-ups. When possible I speck at web events locally and internationally, about subjects from HTML5, mobile to data portability.
I am currently helping to design and build projects that support the idea of an open web. During this period I have built or contributed to 6 open source projects which either provided open tools for identity aggregation or are designed to further the up take of the microformats 2 standard.
I am actively involved in the strategic direction of Madgex. Where useful, I apply my expertise in product development and design both strategically and practically. I take a keen interest in the companies mobile and HTML5 application development.
Madgex is a world-leading supplier of job board products to the media industry. Its clients include The Guardian, The Times, Washington Post and many of the largest European B2B magazine publishers. We currently manage over 170 job boards for our clients. I founded the company with two former co-workers and we have taken it from a kitchen table to a well-respected multi-million pound enterprise.
I designed the intranet from the ground up, directing the information design and the technical architecture. A major part of the project was constructing an environment that encouraged large scale independent contribution. My final focus at Virgin was creating a LDAP based MetaDirectory which provided contact and authentication services for the whole enterprise.
CSS was a design and marketing group specialising in the pharmaceutical sector. My primary role was information architect. I designed and built large multimedia information systems for intranets, kiosks and CD-ROMs. I worked at all levels with clients such as Pfizer, Bayer and Glaxo Wellcome, including providing intranet architecture consultancy.