about

燃 rán: to ignite / to light / to start (debate) / fig. to spark off (controversy, flames of revolution) / to trigger (re)action / to raise (hopes)

Empathy, solutions, transmission.

The booth is manned 24/7.

This site is mainly a digital scrapbook of personal visual and editorial comment, along with reflections on some commercial work.

My personal journey has led to some wonderful places. Understanding people is a core motivation, built on many influences and exposure to many different environments, both human and geographic. With a background in social science and creative communication, I’ve worn a lot of hats, working across areas of research, editorial, design, and propaganda. 

I continue to build perspective and insight to global cultural trends, public and consumer psyche, values and expectations. More recent focus includes engagement and service development for social good, visual journalism, areas of design research and design citizenship. In more personal terms I’m determined to keep testing myself, physically, mentally, and emotionally — this sometimes means finding out bones don’t heal as quickly as they once did, and that, while in some ways the world seems to grow darker, in others it grows brighter still.

See more about the hats I wear here→