Hello, thanks for dropping by.
I’m Grant, the Deputy MD, Creative Director and chief geek at a creative agency called Bright Signals.
Some of what I do
Create: I love the creative process: writing, brainstorming, sketching and inventing.
Build: My background is Computer Science, but I’m a hands-on maker, building everything from magic tricks and animatronics to museum exhibits.
Capture: I grew up on film sets and still love creative film-making and photography techniques, whether I’m behind the camera or in my role as Creative Director.
I’m also a commercial drone pilot
Trained by ex-RAF flight crew for commercial drone filming operations both day and night, including in built-up areas.
A brief biography
I studied Product Design Engineering and Computer Science at University, where I started my first web design business, in 1995.
From 1995-1999 I worked on first-gen Internet strategies for clients including Philips, Marconi Connunications, the Bank of Scotland and musician Julian Lennon.
From 2000-2007 I was lead designer and Web Producer for s1jobs, Scotland’s most successful job site. And from 2008-2014 I led digital strategy at the Herald & Times newspaper group, increasing subscriptions and growing audiences on Scotland’s only paywalled news sites.
Since 2015 I’ve been Deputy MD at Bright Signals, where we’ve attracted clients as diverse as Tennent’s Lager and the BBC.
Recent blog posts
- Making Edinburgh Gin's first TV campaignOver the past few months, our team at Bright Signals has been busy creating Edinburgh Gin’s biggest ever advertising campaign. What started as a relatively straightforward proposal for a set of outdoor posters evolved into a comprehensive campaign including print,Continue reading “Making Edinburgh Gin's first TV campaign”
- Edinburgh Fringe 2019 creativeThe Fringe is the world’s largest arts festival, with thousands of artists filling hundreds of venues in Edinburgh across the month of August. At Scots, we are so lucky to have it on our doorstep, and I’ve been a keenContinue reading “Edinburgh Fringe 2019 creative”
- Making an arcade machine accept bottle caps as currencyWe got an interesting brief recently from our friends at Badaboom. They wanted to convert some sort of arcade machine to accept bottle caps rather than coins as currency. Various ideas were discussed for what that machine might be, andContinue reading “Making an arcade machine accept bottle caps as currency”