About me

I’m an artist as well as a designer of concepts, experiences and interactions. I also love to help, consult, teach and present.

If you’ve got a question, comment, challenge or idea, get in touch my clicking the link next to the “m” below:

m@joelgethinlewis.com (Recaptcha Anti-Spam).

Between 1998 and 2001 I studied Mathematics and Computer Science at Imperial, before completing an MA in Interaction Design at the Royal College of Art in 2003. Post-graduation I worked at Benetton’s communication research centre, Fabrica, before returning to London where I worked as the interaction designer at UnitedVisualArtists – collaborating and touring with the likes of Battles, U2 and Massive Attack, as well as installation works such as Monolith, Volume and Hereafter. After discovering openFrameworks in 2007 through Chris O’Shea, I co-founded the craft, design and technology studio Hellicar&Lewis in 2008 with Pete Hellicar. We founded the studio with the express aim of building a creative business around Open Source.

Twitter account.

Hellicar & Lewis
A company I co-founded in 2008 with Pete Hellicar.

Since 2015 I’ve been a member of the Faculty of YearHere as well as a Mentor.

London College of Communication
Since 2015 I’ve been a member of both the Graduate School Industry Programme and the Industry Mentoring Scheme for postgraduate students and graduates at LCC.

Central St. Martins Graphic Design
I’ve been an Associate Lecturer on BA and MA Graphic Design at CSM from 2012 to 2015.

Source Repository
GitHub of latest projects.

Archive Source Repository
LGPL Source for selected older projects.

This Happened
An event about the stories behind Interaction Design. I co-founded This Happened in 2007 with Chris O’Shea and Andreas Müller.

The Enlightenment Club
A monthly social club, founded in January 2009.

A company I co-founded in 2008 with Theo Watson and Zachary Lieberman.
I was part of YesYesNo from 2008 to 2010.

I worked as the Interaction Designer at UVA between January 2005 and July 2008.

I worked in the Interaction Department of Fabrica between January 2004 and December 2004.

I worked as an Interaction Designer on the Prada Epicentre project in 2001.

Royal College of Art
I did an MA in Interaction Design at RCA between 2001 and 2003.

Dazed&Confused Magazine /Another MagazineRankin Photography
I worked as writer, interaction designer and researcher at Dazed&Confused from 1999-2004, was the webmaster of AnotherMag.com from 2001-2004 and as a photo assistant at Rankin Photography from 2000-2003.

Imperial College
I did a BSc in Mathematics and Computer Science at Imperial from 1998 to 2001.

In 1997 I worked as a Pre-University Employee at IBM.

Bullfrog Productions
I did work experience as a Game Tester in 1994.

Lucas Girling
I did work experience as an Engineer at Lucas Girling during 1994.

Previous site
A pre-UVA personal site, with freelance work, Fabrica Projects and my Royal College of Art Portfolio.