Please join me in welcoming the expanded team!
We've been a little quiet here online recently, but that doesn't mean that it hasn't been a very busy time in the studio! Over the summer I've been working on the next book to be released - Brick History - as well as a fantastic commission that will be launched later this year and not least of all, both BRICK 2015s!
In fact, it's been so busy here that we've not only had to move studios to increase the available space, but also take on some new members of staff. I started out on my own in 2012, not sure if there was enough business to support me but the team is now up to four! I thought that it was about time to officially welcome not just our newest member of staff, but also to introduce you to everyone working here - in chronological order!
Teresa 'Kitty' Elsmore has a successful background not just in LEGO building, but also administration and support. As Faculty Manager for Queen Margaret University she led the support team for half of their population. Moving into the charitable sector, Teresa acted as both PA to the Thistle Foundation's CEO and secretary to the Board of Trustees - a role central to the Queen's visit in 2012. After joining me in 2014 as a qualified Prince II project manager, Teresa led the delivery of BRICK 2014, which attracted over 47,000 visitors.
Alastair Disley originally studied electronics at York and continued on to gain a PHD in the perception of sound. He remained in Higher Education as a lecturer in Music Technology at the University of Kent. He's been a self professed AFOL since 1997 and in that time worked on a number of freelance projects for not just Warren Elsmore but also The Guardian, a number of other media companies and LEGO UK. Alastair joined the team earlier in 2015 where his love of architectural history has come in extremely useful!
Guy Bagley trained in Industrial Model Making at the University of Hertfordshire. After graduating, he worked on a number of notable TV and film productions such as London's Burning, Inspector Morse and Batman Returns. Guy started his toy career designing for Mattel and Hasbro but moved to The LEGO Company in 1993 to start building LEGOLAND Windsor. As Chief Model Maker, Guy worked on models for every LEGOLAND park and Discovery Centre worldwide and also helped to launch the LEGO Creator range into the USA.
So, welcome to all of the team here - hopefully between us we'll have much more we can publish to the site and let you know about!