Alan George Parkin
Born 1934, King's Lynn, Norfolk.
Educated Stamford School, Lincs, and Peterhouse, Cambridge.
BA Moral Sciences Tripos 1958.
First prize, Sanderson Centenary competition for wallpaper and textile design, 1958.
Italian Government travel scholarship, 1958-9
Production Editor, Architects' Journal, London, 1959-60
Student, Alan Davie's painting classes, Central School of Art, London, 1960
Assistant to F H K Henrion, Henrion Design Associates, London, 1961-1970. Corporate image for KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, BEA British European Airways, Blue Circle cement, Tate and Lyle sugar, etc.
Co-author with FHK Henrion, Design Coordination and Corporate Image (Studio Vista/Reinhold 1967).
Private studies in computer graphics, NCR-ELLiott Computer Workshops, London, 1966-8.
Exhibitor, Cybernetic Serendipity, ICA, London, 1968.
Post-graduate tutor, Central School of Art, London, 1969-70.
Programmer, Doxiadis Associates Computer Centre, Athens, 1971-2. Algol and Fortran programs for mapping, typesetting, and computer graphics.
Systems analyst, Computer Techniques International, Athens, 1972-83. Commercial data processing systems for Credit Bank, Titan Cement, Citibank Middle East and North Africa, Kuwait Finance House, Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait, etc.
Director and systems architect, Computer Techniques International, subsequently Template Health Systems, London, 1983-present.
Semi-retired since 1999.
Married, two children.
Lives in London and Isle of Hydra, Greece