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A Digital Portfolio Merlin

  Recent Projects
Stephen Fry Last Chance To See
Stephen Fry joins zoologist Mark Carwardine to travel to some of the most remote places on earth in search of endangered animals. Although not televised until Autumn 2009, this website follows the production team across the globe and provides exclusive access to the making of the series using maps and video blogs.
  Merlin Merlin
A visually rich, Flash site designed to support and enhance the Saturday evening drama series aimed at a family audience.
  Doctor Who Doctor Who
This revamp of one of the BBC's flagship websites was originally designed to support the fourth television series (and subsequent TV specials) but is also part of an ongoing initiative to grow and improve the service over time.




Merlin & Doctor Who Websites Nominated in BAFTA Cymru
17 April 2009
Both the Merlin and Doctor Who websites have been nominated in the 'Best Interactive' category at this year's event to be held on Sunday, 17 May. Congratulations to the teams involved in both productions including Preloaded for their co-production of the Doctor Who site.

Merlin Website Nominated in BAFTA Television Awards
24 March 2009
The Merlin website has been nominated for a BAFTA in the 'Interactive' category. The winners will be announced on Sunday 26 April at the ceremony held at the Royal Festival Hall, London. Congratulations to all those involved from the BBC Wales Interactive Team and Carbon Studio.

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In Development - Redesign of
23 March 2009
The last twelve months have been quite extraordinary. Not only have I had the privilege to lead the design on the three amazing web projects listed on the left of this page, I've also been managing a small in-house design team here in BBC Wales. So, in addition to the big network projects, we've also been working on the redesign of the local online rolling services (such as History, Arts, Music), big local events (National Eisteddfod) and facilitating with the new re-brand of the BBC Cymru Wales Online Services, to name but a few.

So, it's not surprising that I've been somewhat neglectful of my own site over the last few months despite numerous good intentions. I have however, been able to spend some time over the last couple of weeks, reviewing this site and ruminating on how I want it to develop. I'm planning to start the redesign in May. Hopefully these changes will be implemented sooner rather than later.


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