Who I am

Hello, I’m Al Robertson. It’s lovely to meet you! And this is me:

At this point in real life I’d be finding you a seat and offering you a coffee and a biscuit. Unfortunately, I can’t yet do that virtually – but I hope you’re sat somewhere comfortable with something hot and lovely to drink, and perhaps something tasty to snack on too.

Anyway, about me:

My business life

I have over twenty years of marketing and creative experience. I’ve been working independently for the last ten years or so, after stints at Imagination, Corporate Edge and client-side at Unilever. I focus on words because I began as a writer – they’re still at the heart of everything I do.

My author life

When I’m not working with brands I’m a science fiction author. I’ve published two novels, ‘Crashing Heaven’ and ‘Waking Hell’, with Gollancz and am now deep in the third one. I learned about narrative by working in feature film development for the BBC and others. My future thinking and storytelling skills all feed very directly into the work I do for my corporate clients.

Find out more

Here are some of my recent projects. If you want to find out more about my long-term career history, it’s all up on my LinkedIn page. And there’s more about my books and other authorial activities over at my fiction site, allumination.