About Martin Belam

Martin BelamI’m a journalist and designer, and I run Emblem Digital Consulting.

I’ve been building digital products for over 15 years, and have worked as a Product Manager, an Information Architect, a User Experience Designer and as an Editor.

At Trinity Mirror I helped them develop UsVsTh3m, Ampp3d and Mirror Row Zed, as well as building a “social content” team for Mirror Online.

I’ve also worked at the Guardian, Sony and the BBC.

Emblem works with organisations and start-ups in the publishing, media, arts, heritage and culture sectors, and our clients have included Arts Council England and the Natural History Museum.

I’ve written and edited books for the Guardian Shorts series about the Olympics, Facebook and Doctor Who, and I frequently talk at events and conferences about digital product design.

I’ve been blogging for years on currybet.net, at the BBC and the Guardian and on this site about journalism, digital media and design.

I can be found on Twitter as @MartinBelam, and on Facebook at facebook.com/martin.belam, or mail me martin@emblem-digital.com.