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We are here to help Super Hero’s save the World.
This our Hobby.
Our special effects technicians have a broad range of skills (see our Supervisors James & Adam Bio’s) and a substantial industry career.
Apart from IDM Imagineering we are actively involved in design and technical projects.
If you have a problem… if no one else can help… and if you can fund us… maybe you can hire… IDM.
At School I loved Technical Drawing, Wood and Metal Work.
I went on to do Art & Design Foundation at Art College and then a Degree in Industrial Design and Engineering.
After Graduating with a BA in Industrial Design & Engineering I spent many years in Design Consultancy working on Product, Interior and Advertising Design and then I ventured into Computers, Programming and then MultiMedia, Video & Networks.
I worked as an Apple Corporate Systems Consultant …
but somewhere along the way I stopped ‘Making’ 🙁
So I followed the Dream … and I worked in Special Visual Effects in London and all was good for a very long time 🙂
For the past 15 years I have started a range of Creative & Technical Business ventures…
but always the ‘Making’ was calling …
And so I’m BACK!, here at IDM with 35 years of Creative Making, for you …
Thanks to my Dad’s engineering background and his love of Tolkien I already had a passion for model making, computers and the worlds of dungeons and dragons.
While at school I learned how to cast metal, work with plastic and how to shape wood, skills I will always be thankful for.
I completed a diploma in general Art and Design specialising in ceramics and sculpting, then continued on to another diploma in art and design focusing more on Graphic Design and Fine Art.
From there I gained a BA in Film and Photography specialising in Animation.I’ve had jobs constructing shop displays and running a local cinema (brilliant!) while also setting time aside to be a runner for a feature films.In my spare time (yes I still had a bit) I gained coaching skills in my chosen sport of archery, winning several county competitions and running the junior county archery squad.
Since then my career has been focused in the Design Industry helping to create Graphics and Packaging solutions for many major Brands world wide.
My passion for D&D, comics, movies, sci-fi, manga and costumes has increased overtime and has reached the point that I want to share what I know and help other to realise there dreams…