Talks

I've been doing talks about stupid stuff for years. I've also done stupid talks too.

I regularly give talks to audiences of all types about creativity, design and technology.

I'm a completely daft style of speaker, and I don't take myself too seriously. My talks make perfect ice-breakers for conferences: curtain-openers, just after lunch or closing out the day.

I usually try risky stuff in my talks, like that time in my Marty McFly talk where I live-tweeted a magic trick.

Below is a small selection of my favourite talks.

To chat about my availability, find me on Twitter or email me.

January 14, 2019 · Barnsley College, Barnsley

What do you want to be when you grow up?

I nearly became Batman. When Barnsley College asked me to talk to their design students, I decided to recite this story to them.

January 19, 2018 · Front End North, Sheffield

Marty McFly Has A Lot To Answer For

I’d taken a few years off conference talks and I thought I’d come back with a bang: Marty McFly, a contentious topic, and live-tweeting magic tricks.

September 22, 2012 · The Digital Barn 2, Barnsley

What would Paul Daniels do?

I returned to The Digital Barn to talk about the thing I knew best: design. Even more specifically, I wanted to talk about Magical Design.

July 12, 2017 · Barnsley DMC, Barnsley

How I solve problems (creatively) for a job

Barnsley Council asked me to judge and be their “Entrepreneur-in-residence” for their tech challenge for young people.

February 11, 2012 · The Digital Barn, Barnsley

The Mad Scientists of the Information Superhighway

It was my first ever conference talk. Things were bound to go wrong, so I decided to talk about a topic I knew very well: doing pointless shit.