Full name

Dan Hett


Artist / 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 stage.

Around this, I also maintain my own practice as an experimental digital artist, currently working as one of the selected participants on FutureEverything's cutting-edge FAULT LINES program.

I speak about my work a lot too - recently for the likes of TEDxManchester, FITC Amsterdam, 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.

My work has appeared in Computer Arts, the Guardian, BBC Click and a bunch of other places.

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



BBC Research & Development

MediaCityUK, Salford · 2015 – 2016

Senior software engineer / game developer

BBC Children’s

MediaCityUK, Salford · 2012 – 2015

Interactive developer

Havas Lynx

Manchester, UK · 2008 – 2012

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

BBC Children's BBC R&D Sky SXSW British Council NHS TATE Liverpool Open Data Institute HOME Cornerhouse Havas Zabludowicz FutureEverything Sonia Sabri Dance Company Manchester Science Festival Carbon Co-op Ludic Rooms


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