Craig Kirkwood is an Australian photographer, media producer and entrepreneur. For over twelve years, he was the Managing Director of Fearless Media, the company he founded as a consultancy specialising in digital and creative media training and education. From 1999 to 2011, Fearless was Australia’s leading Adobe Training Provider with facilities in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Hobart and Brisbane.
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.
During the 1990s Craig was the founding director of the Flickerfest International Film Festival on Sydney’s Bondi Beach which continues to run today. He has also produced many other events in Sydney and Europe including the ANZAC and BeatPix Music and Film Festivals in Amsterdam, and the Open Publish conference in Sydney and Los Angeles.
He currently works as an e-learning producer for Aberystwyth University and as a freelance photographer and instructor in creative media design, editing, and production. He is also the founder and creative director of the Chromacity Colour Festival and his PhD research at Cardiff Met investigates the role of colour in depth perception.
He travels extensively, often beyond his means, but currently lives in Cardiff, Wales, where he stays up very late processing photographs while watching old movies and music videos.