About Martin Belam

Martin BelamI’m a journalist and designer, and I do social media reporting and explaining at the Guardian in London.

I’ve been building digital products for nearly 20 years, and have worked as a Product Manager, an Information Architect, a User Experience Designer and as an Editor.

I helped Trinity Mirror 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 as Head of User Experience and as Social Media Editor, and at Sony and the BBC. In between these jobs I ran Emblem Digital Consulting, working with clients like the 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. I’ve been blogging and writing 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 or mail me martin.belam@theguardian.com.