After leaving school at 16 Brendan Dawes became a local news photographer for a few years, before moving on to study sound engineering in Manchester.
He released several records on the 3 Beat music label and joined web design company Subnet in 1995 as art director.
Five years later he moved to MagneticNorth in where he stayed for 12 years in a creative director role and finally left to go it alone in 2012.
His book ‘Analog in Digital’ was published in 2006. He has scooped several awards including a D&AD for interface design, and had several pieces of work shown at Moma in New York.
He is currently a visiting teaching fellow at the Manchester School of Art.