My focus has always been within the field of Industrial Design. I am a graduate of Newcastle Polytechnic (now Northumbria University) and hold a Masters in Design from the Royal College of Art. Although originally from England, I now work full-time as a professor of Industrial Design at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, Massachusetts.
Before I began teaching, my professional range included the design and manufacture of my own line of desktop consumer goods, old school modelmaking and product development of toy concepts through to the prototype phase (including major action-figure brands as GI Joe and Star Wars), as well as toy inventions. Within this range, I always maintained a high degree of detail, and thoroughly enjoyed making things physically, which I believe gives designers an inside edge and depth of awareness to the many levels that define the multi-faceted realm of product design.