"We're miles adrift, but inches apart."
— Broken, Unkle
Mark Shufflebottom is a new media designer and lecturer at Bournemouth University, Dorset, England. He started his media career in 1996. After completing a graphic design course at the Arts Institute Bournemouth, he headed to Scotland to work for a charity. While there, one of his first commissions was to build a website for the charity. This led to a deep interest in web design that later developed using Adobe® Flash® Professional software and back-end programming. In August 1999, he returned to Bournemouth to work for an international magazine publisher, first as a senior designer, and then later as an art editor. He worked on many UK print magazines focused on lifestyles, the Internet, and the gaming industry.
Shufflebottom soon found that he missed working with the Internet and embarked upon a teaching career. Working for Bournemouth University, he started teaching practical production with tools like Adobe Flash, Dreamweaver®,and Photoshop®, as well as PHP, MySQL, Final Cut Pro, and Cinema 4D. He currently lectures in design for web and print media.
In 2004 and 2006 Shufflebottom won awards at Europrix and the BEA Festival of Media Arts in Las Vegas. He is a member of the British Interactive Media Association and the Higher Education Academy. He is also a freelance writer for various magazines, including Web Designer and Photoshop Creative.
His research interests include game design and Serious Games. He has presented papers at the Serious Games on the Move conference and the International Business Law and Technology Conference. He has produced a Serious Game to train health care professionals in MRSA prevention and has been sponsored by Vodafone UK to produce an mobile learning game for financial inclusion with children.