About Me

Hooping at the Welsh Cultural Festival in 2017

Craig Kirkwood (Qirky to friends) is an Australian software instructor, graphic designer, photographer, artist (of sorts) and colour researcher now living in London.

For many years he was the Managing Director of Fearless Media which was, for a decade or so, Australia’s leading Adobe training provider with training rooms all around the country before it was forced to close its doors in 2012 following one of the world’s more unfortunate financial crises…

During the 1990s Craig was the founding director of the Flickerfest International Film Festival on Sydney’s Bondi Beach which continues to run today (when not in pandemic conditions). He has also produced many other events in Sydney and Europe including the ANZAC and BeatPix Music and Film Festivals in Amsterdam, the Open Publish Conference (Australia and the US), and the W3C Web Conference.

Craig has worked as a professional communicator, manager and company director throughout Australia, in London (during Thatcher’s Britain) and in Amsterdam (in the mid 1990s). Prior to that, he held senior positions as an electronic and systems engineer with IBM, National Semiconductor and Roland in Australia and the UK.

He has been a guest lecturer for a number of institutions including the University of Tasmania, the Australian Maritime College, the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Australian Film Television and Radio School, with whom he held a management position for six years.

He currently works as a designer and consultant in colour management and creative practice through his company Colourverse, and as an Adobe Certified Instructor in the entire Creative Cloud product range as well as WordPress, HTML and JavaScript.

His PhD research at Cardiff Met investigates colour science and education for creative professionals.

He travels extensively, often beyond his means, but currently lives in Paddington, where he stays up very late drawing on his iPad while watching old movies…

Download CV in PDF format.