Joseph Sivell

Joseph Sivell130x160Joseph is a digital experience designer and producer who has worked in museums and the heritage sector for many years. He specialises in creative concepts, digital storytelling, e-learning and innovation.

His background covers both the technical and design side of digital media. He read engineering at Cambridge University and design and production of interactive multimedia cultural databases at Portsmouth School of Design.

After several years working for digital media agencies in the tourism and heritage sector Joseph moved to the British Museum where he led the Educational Multimedia Unit for nine years. This multi-disciplinary team was set up to devise innovative uses of new media for museum collections and to explore its potential for learning and audience engagement. This resulted in award winning websites, virtual exhibitions and fifty online games.

Joseph subsequently set up The Field Unit, an umbrella for a group of digital creatives and consultants who work together in the wider heritage and education sectors focusing on innovation in digital strategy, exhibition design, film-making and e-learning.

Joseph joined the new £2.4 million ERDF supported West Midlands Digital Cultural Heritage Demonstrator project team in April 2012 as Creative Director.

E: j.sivell@bham.ac.uk