Roger Moffatt was writing computer games for the Spectrum, Commodore and Amstrad before he was side tracked by the BBC and enjoyed sound recording and vision mixing where he did himself out of a job by running training courses for new directors.
A move into news and later online editing coincided with the desktop editing revolution and in 1992 Roger founded Non-Linear Editing Ltd with colleagues from the BBC and never looked back. In 1996 Non-Linear became Resolution and by the turn of the millennium Roger found himself running the largest Avid post-production company in Europe.
Roger’s passion for computing was never far from the surface and after writing the first logging and media encoding solutions for Big Brother, he left Resolution to found ChilliBean, a digital asset management company where Roger developed web based DAM solutions for Ogilvy, Publicis and production companies worldwide.
A desire to work on a wider range of software solutions led to Roger establishing the Mindsizzlers partnership with colleague Stuart Peters and as iPhone evangelists they now design and develop applications covering everything from walk tracking and video presentation to astronomy and things they can’t talk about yet.
Roger lives in London but one day hopes to escape to a small Italian farmhouse that he’s hoping to restore when his Italian is fluent enough and the broadband connection has enough bandwidth.
Stuart Peters has pursued his career online. While the web was in its infancy, he created one of the UK’s first electronic journals and an online journal management system (EPRESS) whilst a Research Fellow at the University of Surrey. During this period he devised and presented courses to health professionals and at the National School of Government (then the Civil Service College), teaching the value of the web in their day to day work.
Following this, Stuart spent 10 years in television advertising. He played a role pioneering the transition from tape based logistics to digital delivery, first as Technical Director of Beam.TV and then as Director of R&D, and later Managing Director, at ChilliBean. During these years he worked closely with leading advertising agencies such as Saatchi & Saatchi and Ogilvy, and with global brand owners including Unilever and Nike.
In 2009 Stuart partnered with Roger Moffatt to create Mindsizzlers. Mindsizzlers specialises in creative technology with the remit of ‘bringing ideas to life’, drawing on Stuart’s and Roger’s expertise in web applications and more recently, iPhone technology.