• Back Story

    Becoming a creative

    Born in 1967 as Derek Richards, I spent my formative years in the Royal County of Berkshire. Here, I developed an appreciation of the finer side of living and my passion for digital creativity was sparked. On leaving school, I had had enough of formal education and I took an apprenticeship with a company called Quantel. Not only were they a respected employer in Newbury, at the time they were world leaders; designers and manufacturers of digital production equipment for the broadcast television, video production and motion picture industries. This experience was the foundation for my career in technology and design. The first twenty years of my career were spent…

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