With over 20 years experience of editorial, design and video work for both the educational charity sector and private enterprises, I am well-placed to edit and design your print needs, especially books, magazines, brochures, company reports and leaflets, etc.
In addition, I do corporate and event photography assignments, and I film and edit professional-quality promotional and educational videos.
I have edited and designed a number of privately published books, especially natural history titles, but also covering topics such as local history and cookery. From 2007 to 2012, I was Editor of the British Bryological Society’s (BBS) membership magazine Field Bryology which I also designed and typeset, and I have been a member of BBS Council and Publications Committee.
I also work with local artists on short films and books to promote their work.
I was formerly the Design Manager, and Managing Editor of Microbiology Today, at Society for General Microbiology (now Microbiology Society) where I edited and designed the Society's membership magazine, as well as several books, booklets, promotional leaflets, etc., including educational books for primary and secondary schools. I also filmed and edited videos for the Society's website and was responsible for photography at parliamentary and policy events and conferences organised by the Society, including events at the House of Lords and Chelsea Flower Show.
I am also a part-time musician and songwriter; I play piano accordion in a couple of local bands, and also accompany my artist wife Alex (Meldon Art Studio) in our contemporary folk duo 'Of Stone & Earth'. I am also a keen amateur bryologist.
Various courses in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator
Typography and Design (Extracurricular Course) - University of Reading
Video Editing (FCPX) - London School of Media and Journalism
Film Editing (Extracurricular Course) - University of Oxford
BSc (Hons) Biochemistry - University of Manchester
Dariel Burdass – Former Head of Communications, Society for General Microbiology
Ian is a very talented graphic designer who has worked on a broad range of projects that require both high levels of creativity and technical skills and he has frequently worked under very tight deadlines. Some examples of his work include Microbiology Today the Society's magazine, books, promotional leaflets, reports and posters. I have always been impressed by his professionalism and meticulous attention to detail. While at the SGM, Ian always sought to develop his skills and he is both an accomplished photographer and video producer. I can highly recommend Ian to anybody who is looking for a highly skilled and innovative designer who has an eye for detail.
Vicki Symington – Royal Society of Chemistry, South East Regional Coordinator
Ian produced fantastic high-quality print and video resources for school children, teachers and members of the public when I worked with him at Society for General Microbiology. He is creative, innovative and meticulous in his approach while being flexible to clients’ needs. It was a pleasure to work with him and I would not hesitate to recommend him.
Laura Udakis – Communications Manager at Society for Endocrinology
Ian is creative and innovative in his design work, matched with an ability to work quickly and flexibly to meet the client's need. He is a skilled camera man and his video editing is contemporary, stylish and highly polished thanks to his designer's eye for detail. In addition he is a real pleasure to work with.
Karen Rowlett – Managing Editor for F1000 Research
In working with Ian to produce publicity material aimed at an academic audience, I was impressed with his design ideas and his attention to detail. The finished product looked sleek and professional.
Sharon Pilkington – Independent botanical and bryological consultant
Ian is a highly skilled and meticulous designer and editor with a flair for producing high-quality printed material within budgets and deadlines. Highly recommended!