Dorian Moore

Multimedia Designer

Dorian Moore is a web developer and multimedia designer, working across digital technology for cultural clients. Having begun his career in the Computer Graphic Centre, Edinburgh, he went on to start a degree in Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence and Maths at Edinburgh University in 1993. However, on encountering the World Wide Web for the first time, he felt a university course wasn't able to keep up with technological development. Leaving the course, his experience expanded into interface design and usability for early web applications.

In 1995 Moore moved to London to join web boutique Obsolete, working with clients including Levi Strauss, Nature Magazine and EMI. He also collaborated with one of Obsolete's founders, James Stevens, to set up the BackSpace Internet arts space. Two years later, Moore established himself as a freelance web developer, working with the likes of the Guardian, Good Technology, Warp Records, British Telecom, Internet Vision and Ninja Tune.

Having worked with a number of record labels, he set up the award-winning web design studio Kleber Design with Chris McGrail, which went on to work on projects with Kylie Minogue, Leftfield, Creation Records, Toploader, The Beatles, The Designers Republic and Manic Street Preachers. Moore also developed strategy skills through working on online marketing campaigns for Columbia Tri-Star, Lotus, Hewlett Packard and Capital Radio, and web application skills to create content management, e-commerce and community facilities for clients' websites.

Leaving Kleber in late 2000, he co-founded PostEverything, a web store for independent music, with Colin Newman and Tony Morley. He also joined advertising agency Bartle, Bogle and Hegarty in early 2001 as Digital Technical Manager arranging projects from interactive TV to CD-ROM, games and on-line advertising with clients including Levi's, Audi, X-Box, Unilever and AEG. He then moved to Dare Digital as their Technology Manager, and went on to work with TBWA/GGT as their Digital Technical Consultant.

Moore joined SHOWstudio.com in 2003, and has worked with them developing all technical aspects of the website and projects, as well as advising on strategy for advertising and future plans. Moore left to pursue freelance work in 2009.

As well as his work with SHOWstudio.com, Moore recently worked with Japanese company Hostess Entertainment Unlimited developing their e-commerce and publishing arms, with Northern Arts Prize winners Nina Pope & Karen Guthrie of SomeWhere on web and offline projects, on the development of Grizedale Arts online future including their Lawson Park and Toadball.tv projects, with arts and architecture practice Public Works in their ever-increasing circles such as Folkestonomy and the Wick Curiosity Shop, with artist Julie Myers, and with Guestroom developing ideas on the future of libraries. He also works on numerous projects with friends and family which are documented as a blog of his work and interests.

In 2008, his work for Grizedale Arts' Toadball.tv was displayed at The Royal Academy of Arts as part of the GSK Contemporary Season, including works specifically commissioned for the installation. In that year he also founded The Useful Arts Organisation as a consultancy network to help arts and media organisations develop projects with a technological slant.

Dorian Moore is a web developer and multimedia designer, working across digital technology for cultural clients. Having begun his career in the Computer Graphic Centre, Edinburgh, he went on to start a degree in Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence and Maths at Edinburgh University in 1993. However, on encountering the World Wide Web for the first time, he felt a university course wasn't able to keep up with technological development. Leaving the course, his experience expanded into interface design and usability for early web applications.

In 1995 Moore moved to London to join web boutique Obsolete, working with clients including Levi Strauss, Nature Magazine and EMI. He also collaborated with one of Obsolete's founders, James Stevens, to set up the BackSpace Internet arts space. Two years later, Moore established himself as a freelance web developer, working with the likes of the Guardian, Good Technology, Warp Records, British Telecom, Internet Vision and Ninja Tune.

Having worked with a number of record labels, he set up the award-winning web design studio Kleber Design with Chris McGrail, which went on to work on projects with Kylie Minogue, Leftfield, Creation Records, Toploader, The Beatles, The Designers Republic and Manic Street Preachers. Moore also developed strategy skills through working on online marketing campaigns for Columbia Tri-Star, Lotus, Hewlett Packard and Capital Radio, and web application skills to create content management, e-commerce and community facilities for clients' websites.

Leaving Kleber in late 2000, he co-founded PostEverything, a web store for independent music, with Colin Newman and Tony Morley. He also joined advertising agency Bartle, Bogle and Hegarty in early 2001 as Digital Technical Manager arranging projects from interactive TV to CD-ROM, games and on-line advertising with clients including Levi's, Audi, X-Box, Unilever and AEG. He then moved to Dare Digital as their Technology Manager, and went on to work with TBWA/GGT as their Digital Technical Consultant.

Moore joined SHOWstudio.com in 2003, and has worked with them developing all technical aspects of the website and projects, as well as advising on strategy for advertising and future plans. Moore left to pursue freelance work in 2009.

As well as his work with SHOWstudio.com, Moore recently worked with Japanese company Hostess Entertainment Unlimited developing their e-commerce and publishing arms, with Northern Arts Prize winners Nina Pope & Karen Guthrie of SomeWhere on web and offline projects, on the development of Grizedale Arts online future including their Lawson Park and Toadball.tv projects, with arts and architecture practice Public Works in their ever-increasing circles such as Folkestonomy and the Wick Curiosity Shop, with artist Julie Myers, and with Guestroom developing ideas on the future of libraries. He also works on numerous projects with friends and family which are documented as a blog of his work and interests.

In 2008, his work for Grizedale Arts' Toadball.tv was displayed at The Royal Academy of Arts as part of the GSK Contemporary Season, including works specifically commissioned for the installation. In that year he also founded The Useful Arts Organisation as a consultancy network to help arts and media organisations develop projects with a technological slant.

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