I recall a passion for creativity from a very early age and I’ve always loved the feeling of bringing an idea to life. Schooled and accomplished in the traditional techniques of commercial illustration, airbrush, technical pens and watercolour, I embarked on my career just as Apple Mac dawned on the creative market.
It was at 23, after just two years working at a busy London creative agency, that I decided I wanted to build and run my own business. I feel incredibly lucky to have contributed to the creative development of so many wonderful projects over the years. Through our work we have helped many customers realise their vision and delivered new experiences to countless people across the UK – something I hope we can continue to do for many years to come.
I was born the great grandson to an Impressionist artist of the Parisian Artisan movement of the late 1800's and son to a St. Martin's School of Fine Art Illustrator, my career path had been pretty much mapped out in my genetic coding!
I still get as excited today by design, art and its function as I did when first introduced to the commercial world of design at the age of 7, when I would happily spend a Saturday morning in a London design agency watching my dad airbrushing and painting - happy days!
The tools may have changed but the passion remains exactly the same as it always has done!
I must be the luckiest man alive as my role of Account Manager allows me to visit so many wonderful places as part of the consultation process; although walking around a beautiful National Trust property taking notes in the rain poses some challenges, I wouldn’t change it for the world!
Schooled in Graphic Design and having spent many years designing for a busy London publishing house, I can view every project from a creative angle, understanding the needs of the client and the full breadth of the design process.
Most Sundays you’ll find me exploring the beautiful Welsh Countryside with my trusted Border Collie Jim, along with many other budding adventurers. Something we all share is the requirement for good information to help us on our way. It’s great to know that as a result of what we do we help to make days out more enjoyable for everyone - adventurers and FWDP staff included!
I went to university in Suffolk and anyone who has spent any time in Suffolk would know you need to like the outdoors! With so much wide open space on my doorstep and without a car it was me versus the elements, but what started as a pain soon became a passion.
Working in heritage design transports me back to those days and when working on a new design project I'm like a big kid in a sweetshop! Being part of the creative team immerses me in every step of the design process; a fascinating journey from initial concept through to final realisation; a truly satisfying experience.
After growing up in rural Poland moving to urban Britain was quite a culture shock. It was here that I realised my passion for art and illustration.
I studied for 6 years at Isleworth, Wimbledon and Harrow Art Schools, refining my skills in drawing and illustration, before embarking on a career in commercial illustration. I joined FWDP in 1995 and have loved every minute working in this busy creative environment.
In my spare time you’ll find me pottering around my garden studio producing stained glass, Tiffany lamps and etchings; and as an active member of Greenwich Print Makers I guess there isn’t much spare time!
I attended Ravensbourne College of Art and Design before moving on to Southampton Institute of Art and Design to complete my HND in Technical Illustration. The precision required of such schooling is a great foundation for a profession that requires attention to detail coupled with a dynamic thought process.
At FWDP every day brings a new challenge and every project presents the opportunity to push the boundary of creative design; theming, visualising, developing and realising; such simple steps that can afford such dramatic outcome.
Whether I’m writing a script for an audio guide or developing an activity trail, heritage interpretation is something I have always been passionate about.
After achieving my MA in Heritage Management, I began working as a freelance interpretation consultant. I am delighted to have worked for prestigious clients including the National Trust, various local authorities and even the Houses of Parliament where I scripted a guided tour of the Parliamentary Portrait Collection.
I love working in a creative environment because every project requires me to think outside the box. For me one of the most rewarding aspects of my work is having the opportunity to work closely with communities and getting to know the people involved.
As an active person I love going for long walks through the countryside and going on skiing holidays with my friends.
We are a gaggle of designers and visual artists that want nothing more than to put a smile on your face and deliver a truly captivating and memorable design solution.
We have many years of experience (we’re not going to count them out!) and take immense pride in everything we do. We aim to please, we trust our judgement and most of all we value you, our customer.