I design and direct creative video essays about history, science and other interesting topics. The aim of the project which you can read more about here is to use good visual narrative to make complex ideas fascinating and inspire curiosity. The essays have been featured on Brainpickings, Fast Company and viewed nearly a quarter of a million times.
Throughout 2013 I published four high quality digital magazines which explored nonfiction storytelling in new ways. The four issues are available here and the in 2014 I launched the first in-depth online course of its kind, Story Design for Nonfiction. Storytellers, journalists and communicators from all over the world are using it to take their narrative technique to a new level.
I used to blog about new ways of doing journalism in the digital age. The time came for me to wrap the blog up, and now I write longer, more considered essays for a smaller audience. Every month or so I share new ideas and rough drafts of what I'm working on.
This is my space to experiment with web design and to be a bit more personal. It's a blogazine and I usually manage to build one every six weeks or so.
HotPursuit Press is a new kind of micro publishing house, built in and for the digital age. It's a place for me to experiment with what web-native storytelling might look like in the future, and a platform for creating, commissioning and publishing insightful, in-depth ideas and stories.
Alongside my projects I still do a lot of speaking, training and consulting for clients big and small. Over the last few years I've worked with Al-Jazeera, News International, the Telegraph Group, the Council of Europe, Journalism.co.uk, and Media140 sharing new ideas about storytelling, journalism and publishing. I also lectured in journalism at Kingston University between 2009 - 2013.