Having graduated from The Glasgow School of Art with a degree in Product Design, Don went on to complete an MSc in Computer Science from Strathclyde University, building a then-unfashionable expertise in the combination of creative and technical disciplines. His first role as 3D designer with Leicester-based virtual reality pioneers Virtuality utilised this blended skill set and Don was part of the Tokyo-based team that ported Pac Man from 2D to an immersive 3D environment. In mid 90s he moved to London, working as a Designer and later Digital Project Manager with a number of web development and communications agencies, including Oyster Partners and Crown Business Communications. On returning to Scotland, Don became Operations Manager with DA Group, the Glasgow-based company most widely known for creating Ananova, the first ‘digital newscaster’.
Don retains his passion for design and technology, and has spoken on the emergence of Design Innovation as an integrative discipline at a number of forums including Cambridge University, MIT and Harvard University. He splits his time between GSA and Chess Digital, where he is Creative Lead.