Hello, I am Ross Cairns

I am an artist, designer and creative technologist. I have 14 years professional experience designing, creating and facilitating immersive experiences and innovative applications.


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  • Senior designer / creative technologist for Microsoft Mixed Reality Studios exploring AR, VR, MR, AI and immersive experiences.


  • Freelance creative technologist for Litho.cc
  • AI + interactive experiences as freelance creative technologist for Jonathan Yeo
  • Senior creative technologist exploring conversational design at LBG
  • AR prototype as freelance creative technologist for Umbrellium
  • Thesis tutor on Design for Performance and Interaction MA at the Bartlett School of Architecture
  • Speaker at Pattern & Chaos (Norwich 2018)


  • Inmarsat Volvo Ocean Race installation’s software for Jason Bruges Studio
  • Wandering Meadow installation for Great Ormond Street Hospital with Sister Arrow
  • VR system for Hitachi Rail Europe
  • Creative technologist consultant for Jason Bruges Studio
  • Freelance creative technologist for Agency of Design
  • Unity3d creative coding workshops for University of Westminster and University of Creative Arts
  • Freelance creative technology consultant for Tricycle Theatre
  • Founded Creative Technology Studio Ltd.


  • Listening Living Room installation with BAT Studio for Guy’s Hospital
  • ProjectLab VR dance performance with Light Surgeons for Old Market Theatre
  • Freelance creative technologist for Bare Conductive
  • Visiting lecturer at University for the Creative Arts
  • Kavital installation for Bene at Clerkenwell Design Week
  • Highcross Lanterns installation with Studio of Cinematic Architecture
  • Panel discussion member at Remix Summit London
  • Pidee Raspberry Pi addon with Hackney Swingers Club
  • Visiting lecturer and Unity3d creative coding workshops at University of Creative Arts


  • Invited presenter at Resonate.io Belgrade
  • Invited presenter at Design Indaba Cape Town
  • Allude installation for Berlin Fashion Week with Bibliotheque Design
  • RESET installation for Bibliotheque Design
  • Studio Blackburn website for Studio Blackburn
  • ‘Where did the selfies take us’ installation with BAT Studio & Eleanor Meredith
  • Marketing concepts for Baby Bundle
  • Straylight installation with BAT Studio for HTC
  • Presented at Ravensbourne
  • Presented at Royal College of Art


  • Reset installation for Bibliothèque Design
  • After Dark installation for Tate Britain
  • Winner of the inaugural IK Prize by Tate Britain
  • Branding for WildFlower
  • Installation at Hackney Wicked with Hackney Swingers Club
  • Music To Move To platform for Fuel Theatre
  • Freelance creative technologist for Jason Bruges Studio


  • Nike Feel TV as freelance creative technologist for Hellicar&Lewis
  • Where You Are website for Visual Editions supported by Google Creative Lab
  • Bloomberg Connects installation for Tate Modern with Studio Blackburn and Jason Bruges Studio
  • YourTour for Design with Heritage (consortium of V&A, UCA, The Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts)
  • Haroon Mirza’s 0/0/0/0 website with APFEL
  • #GetWinterized installation for Anna Lomax for Converse
  • Freelance creative technologist for Jason Bruges Studio
  • In Limbo iOS app with Leo Bridle


  • London Olympic’s Coca-Cola pavilion Ariel Dynamics installation as freelance creative technologist for Jason Bruges Studio
  • Kinect workshops for Southbank Centre with Jason Bruges Studio
  • 21st Century Light Modulator as freelance creative technologist for Jason Bruges Studio
  • ListeningNYC iOS app as freelance creative technologist for COSM
  • iOS Libraries as freelance objective-c developer for Xively/Umbreillium


  • Awesomecross as freelance creative technologist for Jason Bruges Studio
  • Feathered Flight installation for Museum für Naturkunde Berlin as freelance creative technologist for TheGreenEyl
  • Big Art Mob website as freelance frontend developer with Art Public for Channel 4
  • Tech City Launchpad award winner for StatRace platform proposal
  • Ollo website for Bibliothèque Design

2010 and before

  • 2010 C0-founded The Workers (London) Ltd with Tommaso Lanza
  • 2009 Dundee Contemporary Arts iOS app
  • 2007-09 Design Interactions MA, Royal College of Art
  • 2007 Freelance designer and creative coder
  • 2006-07 Designer, Atalanta Advertising and Design
  • 2002-04 Interactive Media Design, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, University of Dundee

Photo by the immensely talented Martina Lang