Gary grew up dodging the bullets and sectarian violence in Belfast. Repeatedly attacked for supporting the wrong football team or wrong religion. One year into Art School the Army moved in so he legged it to Nottingham, qualifying with a First Degree Honours in Theatre Design.

Out of his wildest dreams he gains an M.A. at the Slade School of Fine Art; tutored by Peter Snow and Nico Georgiadis. he went on to assist Nico with his theatre projects and on to the film Nijansky directed by Herbert Ross. gary was responsible for recreating Diaghilev's ballets.

At the BBC he worked with Dennis Potter and then went freelance with Dennis working on projects such as 'Lipstick On Your Collar' (Winning a RTS Award), 'Midnight Movie' and 'Karaoke' and the only feature film Dennis directed, 'Secret Friends', starring Alan Bates.

Gary enjoys the challenges of all types of projects, whether it's dealing with low budgets such as Richard E Grant's 'Wah -Wah' shot in Swaziland, where he had no office, no internet, no telephone, no toilet, no money and as time went on very nearly no visa (see Richards book) or on projects with more backing like 'Double Zero', a James Bond spoof film packed with fight sequences and explosions, shot in London, France and South America.

Gary's last project was shot in London and in Paris with Antione de Caunes, 'Desaccord Parfait' (Twice Upon a Time), a love story for older people. With two art departments to organise and supervise, one in London and one in Paris, this was a challenging project. try putting a 4ft by 2ft model through a luggage scanner and explaining the finer points of design to the french Gendarmerie when you have 3 minutes to catch the Eurostar home!

Gary just loves designing and believe it lies at the heart of any successful project in every discipline; TV, Film or Commercials. He brings his enthusiasm, energy and a loyal committed team to any idea he undertakes.