I have been in the print trade since 1986. I started as a trainee machine minder then worked my way through all the different departments before going alone and starting Colorworks in 1999. From my experience in the print trade industry I am able run most of the print machines at Colorworks. Colorworks started from a small offset press in the basement of an old shopping centre and has now grown to be one of the largest printing companies in the Canaries. I have great passion for the design and print industry and hope you enjoy using us. Whilst I´m not working I enjoy spending time with my wife and son, downhill Mountain biking, triathlon training, watching sports and ofcourse finding time to go out and socialize whenever possible.
I was brought up and educated in Lanzarote then I left to study Architecture in London, I went onto work in an in-house marketing department for a large property company. Then in 2009 I decided to give up the rat race and travel around the world!
After two and a half years of travelling I decided to come back to my roots and settle down in Lanzarote. I was first introduced to Colorworks as a customer, I had been using another printers but was very frustrated with their service, and then Colorworks came along. With a creative flair they understood and produced exactly what I wanted. At the time I thought what a great company and low and behold I now work here.
I came on holiday in 1997 and fell in love with the island, I was then still living in Belgium where I was born a looooong time ago. In 1998, I left Belgium for Valencia where I lived 4 years. My first daughter Zoe was born there. In 2002, I moved to Lanzarote and I have been living here ever since, that same year I started working for Colorworks.
So 10 years later, I am still on the island, in the same job, in the same house but not with one kid in fact with three, they are my best company. I wonder if I am theirs!
I am always with my children who can drive me nuts but make me laugh a lot! Most of my time is spent playing, reading, drawing, running after each other, cooking cakes and cleaning the house (I am the only one who does that activity!) I also have a cat to add to this circus and my mum has a part too sometime during the year.
Pre Press / Large Format
26 years ago I started working as a Graphic Artist, the work ranged from exhibition graphics to film and TV jobs, this took me all over Europe. I specialised in Vehicle Wrapping and at one time I was classed as the best in the UK.
I started my printing career in 1978 at the age of 16, I did a 5 year apprenticeship and six years later in 1989 I won Number One Printer in the UK. I have worked on 4, 6 and 8 colour presses on jobs ranging from carton work to credit cards.
I am Lancashire boy born and bred and I live and breathe Manchester United. I moved to Lanzarote 4 years ago to work for Colorworks, a printers in the sun! I am a radio DJ for UK Away, my show is Sole Life with Simon.
Digital Print Production
I have worked for Colorworks for the last two years and have lived in Lanzarote for the last six but I come from the far away isles of New Zealand. I left NZ to explore the world, whilst I was in Scotland love found me in the form of a lovely Canarian girl. After a bit more travelling I came back with her to live in Lanzarote, surprisingly there is more sun here than in New Zealand!
I was New Zealand´s under 21s Snooker Champ and went onto the play in the under 21s Snooker World Championship. My Snooker skills got me my nickname Eyes. I still play Snooker/Pool in Lanzarote and compete on the main land.
I moved to Lanzarote in 2010 to enjoy the climate and lifestyle. Before moving here I lived in Austria and owned my own company which specialised in large format printing, vinyl and signs.