Christian Batchelor has an MDes(RCA) in Computer Related Design (Human Computer Interaction) from Royal College of Art. As an undergraduate he studied technical subjects like maths and computing and also graphic design and illustration.
Christian Batchelor has developed FileMaker databases since 1992, at first to handle text and picture content for Multimedia CD-ROMs for clients like Dorling Kindersley Multimedia. The largest of these projects was the FileMaker database to handle editorial work for the DK Children’s Encyclopedia CD-ROM.
This 'What-You-See-Is-What-You-Get' environment was used by a team of 25 people to prepare 10,000 screens for publication.
Since 1998, Christian Batchelor has worked mostly on business databases, in areas like property management, headhunting, fashion, television production, advertising sales and publishing. Clients have ranged from large corporates like Channel 4 to small businesses with less than 10 employees.
One of my interests is swing dance and swing music. When I started swing dancing in the early 90s, I could not find any books on the subject, so I decided to write one.
This Thing Called Swing (1997), a 350 page book on Swing music and Swing dance. Written, designed, illustrated and published by myself.
Calendar for English and Italian friends (2003). Photography and design
Giulia’s web page (2003). Photography and web design.
I also enjoy drawing and painting:
La Baume, Aix-En-Provence. Tempera on paper (2003).