Phil Gyford


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  2005 London Freelance web development
PHP, MySQL, HTML and CSS for; HTML/CSS on Which?; Design and coding for Ideas Bazaar; Many other projects for BBC, Poke, The Guardian,, Wilson Fletcher, Syzygy and more.
Acting classes
At the City Lit.
Japanese language evening classes
Why not? But I've finally given up as I couldn't devote enough time to them.
Avignon photos 06 05 04
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  2004 Hackney photos 12 11 10
    St Pancras photos 09 08 07 & Serbia, Docklands, Beach hut photos 06 05 04
  California photos 03 02 01
  2003 Portrait paintings 12 11 10
    09 08 07
  Creative Technologist at, London
Programming, design, site architecture, usability and stuff for the UpMyStreet website and public- and private-sector clients such as SomersetOnLine.
Paris photos 06 05 04
    03 02 01
  2002 Pepys' Diary 12 11 10
  Burning Man photos 09 07
  Haddock Blogs  
  Witham   Walton photos 03 01
  2001 11
  Burning Man photos 09 08
  Haddock Review  
  Freelance web work   02
  2000 Houston   MS in Studies of the Future at University of Houston-Clear Lake
It seemed like a good idea when I was sick of London and websites I didn't care about. It was certainly an experience. I learned a lot and you can see some of the papers I wrote.
  Enron Field, Clear Lake, Houston photos 08 07
  06 05 04 03
  London Deputy Editor of Capital Radio's websites
Too, too long. The shallow fun of meeting stars didn't make up for having to listen to Capital FM all day.
  Amsterdam photos
  1998 Life drawings
  1997 Webmaster at Syzygy
It was OK. But everyone else ran away about the same time I did. I cobbled stuff together for sites such as Cartoon Network UK, Excite UK, Pepsi UK, the V&A, Whiskas, Wilkinson Sword and WPP.
SW USA photos
  Burning Man photos
  Haddock Directory
  User Interface Design evening classes at London Guildhall University  
  1996 Alpha Geek at Wired UK
I wasn't that geeky, but I managed to blag a job as sysadmin and they were crazy days when any job title seemed possible. I couldn't believe I had a job there, and it was all thanks to v1.0 going pear shaped. It was like this only more English and I've yet to enjoy a job as much as the first few months there. But eventually v2.0 also disappeared. The new economy is so fickle.
  Bristol Page Layout Artist, Bristol United Press
Part-time, Evening Post, scalpel, hot wax, black tape.
    French and German evening courses at various times while in Bristol.
  Modelmaker at Aardman Animations
Freelance, and more off than on. But it was fun, and the biggest pay cheques I could then imagine. Made models for TV ads for Chevron, Lurpak, Weetos, and a couple of days on A Close Shave.
  Freelance Illustrator
I made £100 from one illustration in GQ.
  BA Graphics & Illustration at UWE
Had a great time, and loved Bristol which was why I stayed. Made lots of friends; made many stupidly arty (as opposed to good) things; wimped out and avoided too many parties; learnt a lot; did some paintings rather than spend my time on those nasty computers; went on an amazing mystery field trip to Berlin, Innsbruck, Venice and Bognor Regis; learnt about old Dutch paintings; discovered how much I enjoy movies; made many, many things out of mounting board; discovered how much I enjoy going to gigs; got drunk; cycled up and down hills; failed to learn French.
  1992 Work experience at a couple of theatres sometime during college.  
  Odd bits of nasty industrial temping during these years.
  Crittall photos
  Witham   La Defense photos
  Foundation Course at Braintree College
I learned how to do things other than the small black and white pen drawings of which I had previously been so proud.
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