Now based on the magical island
of Bali in Indonesia

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.  


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.

Why art matters

28th October, 2011


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Eloquent speech by writer, film-maker Shamim Sarif on why art, or more accurately, independent thought matters.


Focus without having to focus

One of the most exciting aspects of technology and creativity is that as soon as we have made a rule, someone figures a way to break it. Read on…


Why art matters

Eloquent speech by writer, film-maker Shamim Sarif on why art, or more accurately, independent thought matters.


Lesser spotted

Anywhere else this would look odd. It is not the gun toting driver, a common sight up here, but the extraordinary pattern on his dog that caught my eye. Read on…


less stuff, more happiness

Having been brought up suckling at the teat of consumerism, it was only in my later teenage years that I started to notice that the more stuff I was collecting around me, the more hollow I was actually feelingĀ and yet the more I felt was missing Read on…


Perfume – the book

German author Patrick Suskind’s first novel ‘Das Parfum’ had a profound effect when I first read it. Beautifully written, it sparked my interest in one of our often ignored, or at least, poorly understood five primary senses, smell. Read on…


New IL

Considering how much affinity I have for typography, graphic design and communication graphics, I rarely spend much time on them here. So how about starting to fix that with this beautifully executed magazine refresh Read on…


TED – Optical illusions show how we see

With some great examples of optical illusion, Beau Lotto explores how we see what we see. Read on…


The boy with no eyes who can see

Supporting my theory from my previous post on our dormant senses, this video follows the story of Ben Underwood a kid who lost his eyes to cancer aged three and has managed to figure a way of ‘seeing’ without them. Read on…


Our other senses

I have a fascination with our abilities to perceive and have often thought, as I’m sure many others have, that we have other abilities beyond our five generally accepted senses. Read on…


Our generation

A musical masterpiece was produced in 1972 by Ernie Hines. Read on…


Do it

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 Read on…


Tipping points

Continuing the topic of Decision Making… One of the core stages of moving from decision to action is at the arrival of a tipping point.
Read on…