Well, sort of...
Having been interested in both Computers and Art and Design from an early age, Dorian started his career in 1992 doing Technical Support and Training for the print and multimedia industries. He worked with a wide range of technologies from print and pre-press, network design and implementation, non-linear video editing and internet technologies. At the same time he was developing his design skills creating posters and flyers for Edinburgh’s club scene, and his musical skills DJing at various clubs and parties and working with musicians.
In 1995 he moved from Edinburgh to London to join the Obsolete collective, who had just won work on the first Levi’s Strauss & Co. website. Here he developed his skills as a web designer, interface designer and project/client manager whilst working with a range of clients including Levi's, Nature Magazine, the Health Service Journal, Scanner and A Guy Called Gerald. In 1996 Obsolete, primarily James Stevens with the help of Dorian, created Backspace an internet access space for artists and creative minds. Dorian helped a number of artists come to terms with internet technology, and to produce interactive pieces available on the internet, and as installations.
In 1997 Dorian, along with another member of Obsolete Chris McGrail, founded Kleber Design as its Managing, and Technical, Director. Focused primarily on the music industry they created award-wining websites for Kylie Minogue, Jamiroquai, Des'Ree, Sade, Toploader, China Records, Warp Records, Creation Records and Ninja Tune [among others] as well as working a wide range of advertising campaigns for companies such as Columbia Tristar, Microsoft, Lotus, Hewlett Packard and Toyota. At Kleber, as well as developing his management and client handling skills, he also set up and ran their network of servers and developed several community, content-management and e-commerce solutions, as well as focusing on Information Architecture, and the complexities of integrating a strong visual aesthetic with an efficient technical solution.
In 2000 Dorian decided that he wanted to focus more time on his own projects and parted company with Kleber to set up PostEverything an on-line record distributor and shop for small independent labels. It gives the labels the ability to set-up and maintain a web-site with e-commerce, content-management and communites features, whilst helping to leverage their position with the strength in numbers that each label provides to each other, yet not undermining the labels own independence.
In early 2001 joined advertising agency BBH as Digital Technical Manager where 3 days a week he provides advice and guidance on a wide range of issues that come about during development in the digital age. He has worked on projects for Audi, Levi's Strauss & Co., BMI, Sony Ericsson, Ginsters, AEG and Perfetti as well as helping develop BBH's intranet and develop their internal use of digtial technology.
In his own time he is developing PostEverything, as well as working on some of his own multimedia ideas including music, video and illustration/animation. He has a tendency to read philosophy, psychology and Russian classics, as well as computer, music, art & media theory books. He listens to funky hip-hop, electro and techno, ranging out into the boundries on every side, and some plain weird stuff… and will DJ whenever someone will let him near a set of decks. He likes to relax with a fine malt whisky. He’s also learning German... slowly. And he’s been told he’s not a Geek, he’s just a bit tall.