1986 to 1988

Cockfosters Underground StationFrom 1986 I was accepted onto a degree course entitled “Graphic Information Communication” at Middlesex Polytechnic in North London, formerly the legendary Hornsey School of Art. This was a ruse to enable me to study computer graphics, only available in the first year of the course and then full time to post-grads.

Mid way through my course I was invited into the course head’s office and told in no uncertain terms to study graphic design or be kicked off the course. To be fair, this was what I was supposed to be doing, not spending two thirds of my week designing and programming computer animations.