As a young person living on a small family farm I’ve always had
an affinity for the natural world. This was definitely instilled
by parents who chose to live the “good life” on their 50 acre block
of rolling hills north of Auckland. It was an idyllic life, with forests
to explore, trees to climb & streams full of eels.
My family grew vegetables and fruit trees, kept chickens, ducks
and pigs, hand milked a dozen goats and bartered excess produce
with like-minded locals. The family moto was “use less, Dammit”.
Admonishments abounded for those who left a light on or a tap running!
Suffice to say, it left me with a lasting impression as to the importance of
conserving resources. But with an artistic sensibility, a farming life was
not to be and in 1986 I moved to Auckland to begin a 3 year diploma course in
Graphic Design at AUT ...
... and over the next 20 years, I worked as a motion graphics artist
employed in the NZ television industry, creating animation for News, Sport
& Entertainment promotions at tv3/tvnz/sky tv, as well as tv commercials
for many well- known nz brands
Since 2005 I have run my oTHER VIDEO business, called Rocketscience Design Ltd, where I have been creating animated videos for numerous large and small clients across a wide range of industries within NZ and Australia.