I was born in 1975 and I make computer graphics and games for a living. I've worked as a graphic artist, programmer, web monkey and have even designed the sign of a bar in Japan. I've worked in 3D graphics programming for around 12 or so years at the time of writing and have worked on CAD software (Themekit software), console middleware (AICube software) and games (AICube and The Creative Assembly). Most recently I have been working on Empire: Total war as a graphics and tools programmer.
I have an mPhil in computer science and can speak passable Japanese, having lived there for a number of years.
Although I currently work on modern 3D graphics engines, much of what you'll find on this website is decidedly 'old school', with plenty of pixel art and old DOS graphics engines. This isn't so much because I'm trying to make some sort of retro site but rather that I rarely get the time to update something as vain and pointless as my personal webpage.
PhotosThis first photo is of a huge box of quorn situated my friend Cavey's house near Halifax. The quorn contained within could probably have fed an army of vegitarians, the thought of which would strike fear into the heart of any McDonalds executive. Indeed, it may have been those very executives who painted out the Quorn logo in recent years. I'm willing to give five of our British pounds to anybody who can paint the logo back on.
This is damned fine picture and I wish I had taken it myself. I can't have done as I'm in the picture . The light was just perfect with the sun setting and that huge great thunder cloud in the background. The guys on the box are friends from my University days.
Photos from JapanAlthough I was in Japan for three years, I didn't take enough photos. I nearly always forget the camera when I went on holiday so many of the most beautiful places we've visited aren't captured on film. Anyway, most of these photographs are of Tokyo on my bike route from home to work (Ikebukuro to Tennouzu Island for the curious). These were taken when the sakura (cherry blossom) were in full bloom. Very nice.
Other pictures are of the Japanese alps where I went camping in 2000 and a few other random places thrown in.