Ian Boyd - Director Ian has worked in conservation for 35 years, starting with the RSPB and Wildlife Trusts on nature reserves around England and Wales before moving on to landscape management and setting up an environment and arts charity on the Isle of Wight. Ian has worked in public and private practice ever since, combining ecology and community with partners, clients and agencies on projects large and small. His work has given him a distinctive understanding of natural history and great enthusiasm for making space for wildlife. This led to the founding of Artecology with artist and social entrepreneur Nigel George in 2015. Ian likes bugs.

Ian Boyd - Director

Ian has worked in conservation for 35 years, starting with the RSPB and Wildlife Trusts on nature reserves around England and Wales before moving on to landscape management and setting up an environment and arts charity on the Isle of Wight. Ian has worked in public and private practice ever since, combining ecology and community with partners, clients and agencies on projects large and small. His work has given him a distinctive understanding of natural history and great enthusiasm for making space for wildlife. This led to the founding of Artecology with artist and social entrepreneur Nigel George in 2015. Ian likes bugs.

Dave Badman - Director

Dave is an exceptional  artist, maker and mechanical engineer. From his early years screenprinting to building and managing theme park attractions and producing public sculptures, he has designed, created and installed in metal, stone and wood across an extraordinary range of projects and commissions. Dave spends what little spare time he has in his beloved village of Chale, restoring classic Volkswagens and creating the famous Chale Trail.

University of Exeter - Research Partner Daneen Cowling is a Geography student from the University who has research interests in Ocean Chemistry. During her internship, she has brought new initiatives to Artecology designs and organisation as well as helping with engagement services. She has also helped promote Artecology to other research bodies, showcasing Artecology on an online climate change course and discussing Artecology principles at public talks, networking events and workshops.

University of Exeter - Research Partner

Daneen Cowling is a Geography student from the University who has research interests in Ocean Chemistry. During her internship, she has brought new initiatives to Artecology designs and organisation as well as helping with engagement services. She has also helped promote Artecology to other research bodies, showcasing Artecology on an online climate change course and discussing Artecology principles at public talks, networking events and workshops.

Nigel George - Director Nige spent 15 years working in zoology before starting the Eccleston George arts collective in 2000. Designing and creatiing many public and community art projects led to his work with a government flagship education organisation called Creative Partnerships. For the next six years, Nige and his team worked with over 40 schools and thousands of students from across the UK to bring creativity and learning.  In 2013 Ian Boyd and Nige collaborated on a self-made mixed discipline project called 'Shelving the Coast'. It was this productive & successful fusion of science & art that led them to launch Artecology Ltd in 2015.

Nigel George - Director

Nige spent 15 years working in zoology before starting the Eccleston George arts collective in 2000. Designing and creatiing many public and community art projects led to his work with a government flagship education organisation called Creative Partnerships. For the next six years, Nige and his team worked with over 40 schools and thousands of students from across the UK to bring creativity and learning.  In 2013 Ian Boyd and Nige collaborated on a self-made mixed discipline project called 'Shelving the Coast'. It was this productive & successful fusion of science & art that led them to launch Artecology Ltd in 2015.

Hannah George - Designer

Hannah George - Designer

Claire Hector - Director

Claire has a decade’s experience of nature-related community engagement, communication and conservation for environmental organisations and charities on the Isle of Wight.  As well as her work at Artecology and Arc, she’s part of the community Investment team for a housing association, co-ordinating Lottery-funded urban wildlife projects and running a conservation volunteer group for vulnerable young adults, the Green Army.  Prior to getting on the ferry, she worked in London on editorial, photo shoot production and location research for magazines Q and Elle Decoration, design publishers and a creative agency, as well as corporate fundraising for Comic Relief. 

Bournemouth University - Research Partner

PhD student Alice Hall and Dr Roger Herbert have research specialisms in  investigating the impact of artificial structures on the marine environment, in particular coastal structures such as seawalls, groynes and piers. They have been monitoring a number of our tyre pools and vertipools, providing evidence of their success. Alice's research will be published later this year.

Sam Buck - Director

Sam's focus is on helping clients get the set of services they need to ensure a successful project. Measures of success are different for each project, it may be an amazing green space within their development which offers biodiversity gain and happy end users or a successful planning application which protects wildlife while enhancing the development's appeal and value. Sam's worked in the environmental sector since 2003. Her first five years’ of environmental work was in the not-for-profit sector managing income streams, teams of volunteers and groundwork projects. She has studied a post-graduate course in Integrated Environmental Studies to broadening her knowledge of environmental management in real world systems.

University of Glasgow - Research Partner

Dr Larissa Naylor and Mairi MacArthur have research specialisms with geodiversity and marine biodiversity interaction: enhancing ecosystem service provision on rocky and engineered coasts. They have been monitoring the BioArmour tiles, exploring how texture impacts on biodiversity and abundance on infrastructure.