I was a designer at BBC TV for fourteen years.
The work was hard but exiting, covering the graphic design for a variety of programmes, and I was
involved in the first five title sequences for Doctor Who.
I freelanced for two years before forming a production company with Colin Cheesman. We set up Lodge/Cheesman in Soho, working a variety of projects, including effects for the movies Alien and Bladerunner. We were designing for computer graphics, which was still in its infancy.
In the late 80s I worked as a director for the Moving Picture Company, but after five years, the career in advertising was beginning to pall.
Then I bought a large Victorian printing press, and cut designs in lino and wood, and I toyed with the idea of illustrating children's books.
My wife Maureen Roffey was, and is, a very successful illustrator of children's books, so she was my contact.
I was lucky. Over the next ten years I designed twelve books, seven of which I wrote.
I had enjoyed the publishing game, but I found that I wanted to produce editioned prints.
We moved down near Brighton, and I was able to set up a better studio for printmaking. I found that around Brighton and Hove there's a great community of artists, and especially artist engravers. I wanted to explore the art of printmaking.
So that's what I'm doing.