Richard Gregory – Personal Profile
Born and raised in Shepherd’s Bush – where he still lives – Richard Gregory has spent a lifetime in various creative fields, working as a writer, painter, designer, webmaster and musician.
As a teenager Richard went on the Hippie Trail, which taught him how to engage with people from all walks of life.
Richard took up Signwriting in 1979, learning the craft at a studio in London and later studying at Hammersmith & West London College. He then set up his own practise, specialising in site work, and also taught Folk Art for Hammersmith & Fulham council.
In 1996 Richard went into computing, using his writing, graphics and layout skills as designer and editor of McKenzie magazine. This led to appearances on BBC radio and in the national press, as well as an article commissioned by The Times.
Richard then got into Web Design, studying multimedia and programming, and producing advanced websites delivering audio, video, animation and mobile support.
As a talented Wordsmith, Richard enjoyed success as a webmaster and SEO, continuing to be an early adopter in a fast-changing medium. This expertise led to technical support roles and some pioneering international Online Music Sessions.
An accomplished guitarist and songwriter, Richard took a career break in 2011 to concentrate on performance, playing 300 gigs over the next two years while researching and documenting the thriving London Open Mic Music Scene.
In 2013 Richard returned to freelance work, combining a wide range of skills and experience, and is now available to undertake creative projects with his customary professionalism.
Please contact me Richard Gregory via my website: http://www.richardgregory.org.uk/mail