Bond Street Jewellers
John "On returning from visiting my Caribbean family, I spent some time transforming a secondary schools design technology department, a school close to where Sir John Ives the Head of Design for Apple grew up in London, this included inspiring the children's creativity, preparing workshops, and making there prized equipment work for the first time in 5 years (settings wrong), being a calming influence when violence erupted, Gluing school girls shoes together as they often have only one pair, at the same time I also demonstrated my skills to Bond Street jewellers below image, who would normally use photoshop to visualise, I kept HRH Queen Mother in mind as I created the piece below on a small second hand business laptop in my tea breaks, I was then head hunted by the creative industry, and I still miss the kids calling me Sick"
"Working in industry when see useful waste / unused materials and devices I would try not always succeed to get them to schools including the architect Zaha Hadid trade in ZCorp 3D printer device that one slipped"
Adult Skills Trainer, and Historic Building Awareness
John "While training I specialised in teaching adults and life long learners Computer Aided Design, and I'm defined by Autodesk as a design competition mentor"
John "WebGL VR model Georgian Door detailing, inspired by the the Georgian society."
Historic Building Conservation
John "Studying in Historic Building Conservation, to conserve and preserve sites of historic interest, research visits included to Venice, The visit focused on the building crafts research on preservation and conservation of stone work and the removal of harmful pigeon guano to world heritage site"
"Short project 3D Study from Victorian Grand Tour notes of Andrea Palladio's San Giorgio Maggiore, the First WebGL VR model I published model on-line 7 years ago"
"Who knows one day I may retire to the place my birth and restore my Scottish Castle and watch the wild Red Deer in the Highlands"
ArtiWisdom – founded by David and Dragon to utilise John’s skillset
John “ We created the British website traffic record During the time trials of the Thrust Supersonic CAR, to this day the only car to achieve a speed faster than the speed of sound, site hosted on a risk machine with arm processors on loan from the ThrustSSC team, which included driver Andy Green & team leader Richard Noble”
John "The design, development and manufacturing of the floppy disk drive lock used in the UK Banking sector and Middle East Aviation industries, one of the earliest computer security systems, and computer networking Emirates Airlines old HQ in Trafalgar square in London, which took place over a single weekend installing the highest speed network British Telecom broadband engineers has seen at the time at hand over at 8am on the Monday morning, when i took the bus to Tom Dixons (Habitat) vauxhall workshops to build some stage furniture for a rock Concert"
"John in photographed with the disk lock packaging had a friend who was a white activist for Indigenous Australians rights, I made her a gift of cooper earrings with the African sign for mother earth"
Paper, Models and tools
John "My primary teachers father worked in the print industry and she explained the weights of paper from the roll and gave me an understanding and love of the process as the Japanese have for Origami paper and the textures of handmade paper.
Visiting Japan to buy workshop tools and go to the 5 story Yamashiroya model shop in Ueno district, while on the bullet train, as an artisans surrounded by corporate suits I explained how a fellow student of Sir John Cass I knew left the UK with £100 to visit Japan and returned a couple of years later after with more money having been training in metal work Mokume Gane techniques and sharing the technique in small workshop training sessions.
I recycled tins cans at Kyoto station as the train stopped as it only takes a few seconds to recycle, then arriving in Tokyo drank tea in the window at the top of the sky scrapper hotel used in the film lost in translation, while I was being observed how I make a cup of builders tea with the tea pot and fine cups”
Artwork for Jimi Hendrix last recordings: the Birth of Hip Hop
John “The weeks before Hendrix died Jimmy recorded session material with the Last Poets, unreleased the Last Poets living in Paris didn't trust the music industry and the recordings where unreleased until the 90's, when Fungus Mungus asked me to get involved"
“The last poets have always claimed Nixon and his CIA where involved in Hendrix’s death as the last poets where with Jimi in the weeks before his death and say he was becoming more conscious of the civil rights movement and wanted to become more involved”
John “At university living behind Ian Valance the then MD of British Telecom and having the first DSL line in UK on the exchange I wrote a paper on the possibilities of Cloud Computing and its possible CAD design application with AutoDesk in 1992"
"and a Business Studies Marketing paper on the Marketing and Packaging Design of November Beer from the Moscow Brewery named after the month the Berlin Wall came down in 1991 ending the Cold War, the brand was marketed in cinemas and around the Elephant and Castle and at the Ministry of Sound” (Score 99%)
John “Receiving requests from many including school girls from my old school to follow on business and social media, business ethics are such sorry to say I do not except all invites, as a grime artist friend put it "be well careful they could easily take advantage" which is a good mantra"
3D Printing Specialist – Digital workflow and colour management experts
John "Working for a Household name and Landmark in creative industry, directly with the founder and Direct of technology with over 20 years of print industry colour management and device profiling expertise" "WebGL VR model of Adobe illustrator swatch ASE file."
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Medical and Pharma industries
John "One of my First Tweets: 3D Systems Bespoke Modeling, from £18 a month, MRI Dicom files to 3D printing ready files
"Liked by the Executive Editor, MAKE magazine. TV host on Discovery & Science Channel—How Stuff Works, Punkin Chunkin, etc."
Head of Pathology University Hospitals London “Thank you John for your help in 3D scanning the (object), it will make a good example in training”
Pharma industry packaging designers 'Thank you for such an informative talk on the developments in medical 3D printing!’
Show Studio: Nick Knight
John "Created this 3D model of a downloadable dress template by top fashion designer, the dress was a free template for people to make their own fashion clothing including there own wedding dress and experiment with their own creativity, modelled long before the digital tools we have today to simulate textiles"
Still pushing the limits
Lee Dockstader 3D systems VP, Business Development, Healthcare, 2015 “in the hands of Jewellery/3D Artist”
John “3D scanned for the Crown Estates by partner CDRM, I 3D printed the file the size of a 10p and it was then used in 3D systems marketing material, Henry VIII Crown which he had made oversized and packed with felt to be embossing"
Senior Lecturer Engineering Surveying, UEL and The Building Crafts College
PL “How did you do that, I have used lots of surveying software not as good as that, but you did it by eye from a single photograph!”
John "2004 Concept for channel 4 film festival, the bottle tells the story of the beer and the Indian Gorkha regiment, to animate with King Cobra coming out of the side of the bottle in glass"
Head of design “You reverse engineered it by hand and eye, That's an amazing model John!, Beer?”
3D modeller for Artiwisdom – RTKL – SEGA
John “3D modelled one of the worlds first architectural animations, Working with an award winning animator from war torn former Yugoslavia who spoke little English, 3D modelled the plans drawings in DOS, as there was no training courses then, i was self trained and this my first 3D CAD job it came with £10m 5 year NDA and having to deal with US/Japanese New York lawyers"
"As render times where in days per frame I would often return in the night to check the ARM RISK chip render server and network hadn't crashed by standing at the spot in the street and see the refections of glass and mirrors"
"The Project was published in international publications including Social Spaces Volume I and broadcast on News Networks around the World!”