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
- Six wild years at Bright Signals: a retrospectiveAt the end of September I’m leaving Bright Signals to take up an exciting new role with Glasgow Life, the charity that runs Glasgow’s public museums, galleries, libraries, sports facilities, and numerous festivals, where I’ll be leading the future directionContinue reading “Six wild years at Bright Signals: a retrospective”
- Running a live stream studio from homeSince the start of lockdown, many of our clients at Bright Signals have approached us for broadcast solutions. They need ways to keep in touch with their customers and stakeholders, and need to find digital alternatives to events that wouldContinue reading “Running a live stream studio from home”
- 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”