Working with Fair Trade Nepal in Kathmandu.

Designed and implemented creative workshops with ten producer communities from a broad range of design

specialisms such as paper products, ceramics, small scale furniture manufacture, fabrics and fashion accessories.


Working with APT International in Oxford developing new products for traditional potters in the Lake Volta region of Ghana. Introduced new appropriate technologies and improved quality assurance procedures.

Research and publications


O “De–colonising design”  published article in the South

African Indaba magazine. Article stresses the importance of indigenous cultures developing their own solutions to

design problems. 2004.

O “Urban expansion, rural decay” published article in the South African Indaba magazine. Article discussing ways of encouraging people to stay in rural areas by developing small scale enterprises. 2005.

O “The role of the artist in rural African communities”.

Department of colonial and post colonial studies

international conference  paper. Nottingham Trent

University. 2005.

O An alternative future for Industrial design in Southern

Africa. Conference Paper. Institute of Engineers. Gaborone.

Botswana. October 2009.













O “Distant voices” Article on the effects of the western creative

vocabulary on indigenous creativity in Southern Africa.

Blueprint Magazine. South Africa. 2010.

O “Design for Culture” Paper presented at the Common Ground

conference in February 2012. Rome. Italy.

O Distant Voices: Design and development from an alternative

perspective. Published by Common Ground publishing. USA.

June 2016.


Product design services

Technical drawing services

Bespoke products

International development