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Using a wide range of media and techniques to explore my fascination for creativity, I work in many fields including painting, sculpture, photography, graphic design, product design, visualization, UX and user interface design.

Before moving to Bali, I was Director of Research and Development at Jawbone. I previously ran a lecture series in London at Tate Modern on computer graphics under my company Supernatural and continue now to work on speech writing and presentation development such as Green School co-founder, John Hardy's TED lectures. I use this site as a portfolio of recent projects and concepts and also home to my blog where I discuss ideas, news and areas of this great wide world that pique my diverse interests ...and yes, my real name is zissou.  

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Since moving to Bali in 2010 I have become far more deeply involved in sustainable thinking and design. I have built a bamboo home in the jungle, grow a wide range of fruit and vegetables and make a concerted effort to become more aware and considerate of nature and it's vital role in allowing us to live on this planet. To this end, should you have a creative project you feel could advance this type of neo-realism and are looking for creative assistance, you can contact me via the link above.

Do it

17th October, 2011

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Wrapping up this weekend’s subject of Decisions with what is considered, at least in western 20th century lore to be one of the great lines of our times -  I grew up with this line, ‘JUST DO IT’ and for as long as I can remember, people have bleated on about how amazing it is – Sure, it’s a great work of  advertising that epitomizes the 20th century globalisation mindset that if you keep your message or your product as inoffensive and as ambiguous as possible, you have the potential to hit the widest possible audience. It’s short and sweet, and it is completely open, but for me, not in a good way – it doesn’t choose a side and it doesn’t imply consideration.

I regularly hear people say that it is far better to live our lives in the moment – to stop thinking about the past or the future and this is a great way to live, guided solely by instinct but the problem with this is that sometimes when we as animals just act without thinking we tend to do things we end up regretting. We have been blessed with the capacity for rational thought – all of us. We should be taking responsibility for our actions, for the sake of our loved ones, for our environment.

If we are to have a mantra for this new generation, I would prefer we don’t just DO IT, but do it with consideration and good intent. By all means DO IT, but do it for the right reasons.

 

Wow, heavy psyco-analytical weekend… next weekend’s subject, fart jokes

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