Dan Hett

Creative Technologist, Manchester, UK


Hey up. I'm a BAFTA-winning creative technologist, and digital artist.

I like to build big, exciting, challenging things with technology. Interesting, tangible, noisy things that people can experiment with, play with, build new things with, or dance to. I operate at many scales, from smartphone to browser to gallery to music festival stage.

Outside of client work, I'm a prolific digital artist, currently working as one of the seven selected participants on FutureEverything's cutting-edge FAULT LINES program.

I speak about my work a lot too - recently for the likes of FITC, Resonate, Reasons To Be Creative, BLAB and Test Card - and by night I regularly create and perform live large-scale visuals at concerts, festivals and beyond.

I'm currently available for new adventures, get in touch!


Experience

Technologist at BBC Research & Development
2015 – 2016 MediaCityUK, Salford
Senior software engineer / game developer at BBC Children’s
2012 – 2015 MediaCityUK, Salford
Interactive developer at Havas Lynx
2008 – 2012 Manchester, UK

Awards

2015
BAFTA Winner – Children’s Interactive – The Dumping Ground, British Academy of Film and Television Arts
2015
BAFTA Nomination – Children’s Interactive – CBeebies Storytime, British Academy of Film and Television Arts
2014
Winner – Best Digital Children’s Content – CBeebies Storytime, Broadcast Digital Awards
2014
Highly Commended – Best Children’s App – CBeebies Storytime, Junior Design Awards

Clients

  • BBC Children's
  • BBC R&D
  • Sky
  • TATE Liverpool
  • HOME
  • Cornerhouse
  • Havas
  • Zabludowicz
  • FutureEverything
  • Sonia Sabri Dance Company

Skills

  • gamedev
  • interactive
  • creative coding
  • installations
  • openFrameworks
  • haxe
  • javascript
  • html5/css
  • phaser.js
  • three.js
  • pixi.js
  • actionscript
  • git/svn
  • projection mapping
  • VDMX
  • VPT
  • VJing
  • rapid prototyping
  • public speaking
  • interaction design
  • technical communication
  • generative art
  • livecoding
  • workshops/technical sessions
  • technical consulting