As a journalist, I have written features and other short forms including some satirical column writing, social and political themes, which I am developing in a blog. I have written comedy sketches and a few short plays. Performing I also did a spot of acting for Falmouth film students, in a comedy sketch and was in an episode of Derren Brown. (Miracles for Sale). A non-fiction book filled with my (what is sometimes, but increasingly less so subject to evidence and press stories) controversial theories on how to avoid being bullied now forms a blog How to be Bullyproof. An Education My degree, for which I studied in London and one ´semester´in Los Angeles, was in fine and commercial art. This included advertising, marketing, graphic design, history of art and painting. I emerged with a 2:1. During this time, I produced a poster campaign for Oxfam and instigated an art college magazine, drawing a multi-national team together. I exhibited 30 paintings in oil and acrylic, plus charcoal drawings in Lauderdale House, Highgate, in 1994 and sold seven paintings on the opening night (see picture – left). I have participated in group exhibitions with an art group – Artmarkit – and helped publicise our exploits. In 1997, I completed a postgraduate certificate in periodical journalism at the London College of Communication, after which I gained work in editorial at a business magazine publishing company. I started promoting bands in various London venues around this time.