Andy Huntington is an interaction designer working with software and hardware; prototyping and development.
Currently he works as part of the Labs team at Lift London, a Microsoft Studio, where he is a Product Invention Lead.
Until September 2014 he worked with BERG where he was involved in ongoing product development. In his role there he oversaw the development of Little Printer from initial prototypes, building a supply chain and into production. He also worked on client research projects such as Connbox for Google and the development and build of #Flock for Twitter. Throughout this work he has developed expertise in the design, development and manufacture of connected products.
Over the past 14 years experience he has also created playful interactive products and experiences for companies, galleries, museums and studios. He has worked with a variety of companies and organisations such as the BBC, The Science Museum, Nokia, Denstu London, Benetton, The Helen Hamlyn Trust, Snibbe Interactive, and the Bartlett School of Architecture.
He completed an MA in Interaction Design at the Royal College of Art in 2005 where he specialised in developing musical interfaces. Prior to that he gained a BA in Commercial Music at the University of Westminster in 2001, during the last 2 years of which he became increasingly interested in interactive music technologies. In 2000 he joined London based studio Romandson as a sound designer/composer completing a number of projects for web, CDrom and exhibition. Following this period he spent 18 months as a consultant in the interactive department at Fabrica (Benetton’s Communication Research Centre, in Treviso, Italy) creating performance software, DVDs, CDroms, soundtoys, a 4 month interactive exhibition called DARE at The American Museum of the Moving Image (New York) and developing United People (a video messaging system for Benetton stores).
He has also worked as a research assistant at the Bartlett School of Architecture in Stephen Gage’s Interactive Architecture Unit 14 producing a large scale interactive installation in collaboration with the Betty Layward Primary School.
Since 2005 he has co-directed and developed Open Futures filmit for the Helen Hamlyn Trust which provides a simple platform and framework for video making and sharing in primary schools in the UK and India.
He continues to develop music and sound toys — noisily.