John Ashton

ickledot is John Ashton. In a previous life John gained a degree in History and Politics from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and a PGCE from the University of Durham. For over 20 years, he was a school teacher in various middle schools in the Bradford area of West Yorkshire. When a growing love of his Apple Macintosh led him into a career change he retrained in computer design for print and the web. After taking several courses in desktop publishing, html and php he was successful in gaining an HNC in graphic design at Keighley College and a Post Graduate Certificate of Art from the Bradford School of Art. Since then he has worked on several community projects including the bantamspast museum and website for his beloved Bradford City AFC. He has designed text panels and other elements for a number of exhibitions at the Industrial Museum, Eccleshill, Bradford. He has also provided scanning and digital repair services for the CH Wood Photographic Collection which is held there. He is currently responsible for the design, layout and photography of the magazine Blues in Britain (bluesinbritain.org).

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