Hello, my name is Paul and this is my intermittent blog, apologies if you expect something more regular. I do that on Twitter as @paulpod or on Flickr as paulpod. I'm a designer, my portfolio is here http://SP1.ME and this is my Linkedin profile. I've done a few things: Worked for brilliant design agencies including Razorfish v1, Poke and BERG. Started a small digital design boutique called Neuromantics with clients like Nokia, BBC and Vodafone. Bootstrapped a “social media for TV” startup called TIOTI which was later angel and VC funded and acquired by Vizimo. Been a co-founder of a much larger startup called Artfinder which for a while was all about making something with interesting people and content. Those experiences informed the mildly popular Lessons learnt from doing startups post. Done future digital strategy and product design, innovation prototype “stuff” for EMI Music, Money Advice Service and Telefonica Digital. Spent a year and a half as a head of design at the DVLA, working with the Government Digital Service. Designed a trading platform, and other freelance things in London commuting from Wales. Now doing design of digital services for the NHS. I used to live in London and feel a tiny bit responsible for ridiculous Shoreditch. Escaped the city to a small rural village in North Oxfordshire to keep bees. Then went mad and moved to a smallholding in furthest, darkest South Wales with sheep, chickens and lots of trees. Still here.