I love making things. That’s me summed up in 4 words.
As a kid I loved to draw crazy machines – TV shows like ‘Whacky Races’ and ‘Vision On’ really inspired me. I even won a national competition for my quirky interpretation of a Kraft cheese factory – the prize being a trip to Bristol to watch the filming of ‘Take Hart’, the iconic children’s TV art show!
Later, as I learnt to wield a hammer (without loosing an eye) I tried to make some of these machines. The high point being the creation of 40 low-tech electric bubble machines which I sold from a stall at Covent Garden.
My professional career has been no different, except instead of bubble machines it’s been about building engaging online, and mobile, experiences for some of the world’s biggest brands. To that end I am currently the Creative Director of Digital Jigsaw, an exciting London agency specialising in digital and mobile solutions, for more details checkout my Linked-in profile.
Along the way I have won over 40 industry accolades, including wins at prestigious international awards such as Cannes Lions, New York Festivals, One Show Interactive and the Webby Awards. I have had work included in the D&AD book, Creative Review Annual and the Creative Review Illustration Annual. I have also won the IAB Creative Showcase Grand Prix (a very sought after UK digital award) and a BAFTA interactive award, amongst others. For a complete list check out the awards page.
I am also the author and illustrator of whatimade.com – an award winning craft blog that is quickly growing a dedicated following around the world. On the back of the success of this blog, I have been commissioned to produce a regular ‘What I Made’ piece for MAKE: magazine, a popular technology magazine in the States. I am also exploring book opportunities, and am represented by a literary agent in New York.
Finally, you will have also seen my tutorials in Computer Arts, .Net and AETuts – an online motion graphics resource for After Effects users.
I can be contacted at scott[at]whatimade.com