Having initially trained as a Fine Artist, Jim moved into the world of design when taking up a position at one of London’s leading material resource studios Material Lab in 2007 as Material Editor. For over a decade he was involved in continuous research into the latest material and colour trends and innovations, which he has continued since leaving the studio in 2018. Alongside developing his knowledge and experience, as well as sharing it directly with studio clients and through the studio’s popular online Journal and social media platforms, Jim has taught on almost every creative course available at universities including Central Saint Martins, Kingston University, Loughborough University and Bucks New University. Now residing in Margate in the South East of England, Jim works independently on interior projects from his studio within the cooperative hub Bon Volks. The outcome of Jim’s material and colour trend research can be regularly found in leading design publications including the likes of Design Insider Live, Mix Magazine and Creative Boom.