I left the college shop and the Printmaking and Computer research program in 1996, feeling it time to move on and try to use my growing computer experience and developing Desktop Publishing skills (DTP). I attended Artichoke Printmaking studios to carrying on Printmaking; I also gained temporary Desktop Publishing work (DTP) at The Guardian Newspaper. After six months I was offered a full-time post and decided to take it. I have exhibited work in the National Print Exhibition and work went on tour with the research program at The London Institute to South Africa at this time in 1996.
A big change in the look of my imagery took place also when I started experimenting in taking raster images from Photoshop and converting them to vector images. I was amazed at the changes Adobe Streamline produced, recreating my detailed layered images in fine smooth little interlocked shapes, the closer the picture was examined the more abstract they became and took on a different existence, very abstract and dreamlike. The speed of being able to change and modify these compositions was daunting and I became conscious not to just real off shape after shape. This section displays my favorites of the dozens produced, culminating in the series titled ‘The Kiss’.