“I am the sum total of everything that went before me, of all I have been seen done, of everything done-to-me. I am everyone everything whose being-in-the-world affected was affected by mine. I am anything that happens after I’ve gone which would not have happened if I had not come. Nor am I particularly exceptional in this matter; each “I,” . . . contains a similar multitude. To understand me, you’ll have to swallow a world.”

― Salmon Rushdie, Midnight’s Children

About Me

I am a designer, a design educator and an open education advocate. I was born in Canada and have lived in Dunedin, New Zealand since 1993. I taught design at the University of Otago in Dunedin for 25 years until 2018. For about 10 years, I maintained a WordPress.com blog to support my teaching and research. That site will remain online but I won’t be updating it. Instead, I will be making a fresh start with this more customisable site. I continue to be involved in design education and design practice. I have also been focussing on photography, mostly street photography and mostly of Dunedin, the city where I live.

Selected Photographs

This is a new site and it is still under construction (the ‘read more’ and ‘view more’ buttons doesn’t work yet, but the links to my social media accounts at the top of the page do. I will add a gallery of photos soon. Until then, you can see my photos on my Instagram and Flickr sites.  I upload full resolution images to Flickr and apply a Creative Commons CC-BY Attribution licence. That means you are free to download and use the images. I few photos that I have taken recently are below (these are also on Flickr).