“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 am 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 shot in Dunedin, the city where I live.

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Selected Photographs

This is a new site and it is still under construction. I will add a separate page of photos soon. You can also see my photos on Instagram and Flickr.  I normally upload full resolution images to Flickr and apply a Creative Commons CC-BY Attribution licence to them there, so you are free to download and use those images. I have included a few lower resolution photos of Dunedin street scenes below (these are also on Flickr).