Hello, my name is Adam!
I graduated with 1:1 BA (Hons) in Radio Production from the University of Gloucestershire in 2016 and have been producing radio, digital, and design content for the UK's children's radio station, Fun Kids, ever since.
I also freelance as a brand and experience designer, working with clients such as RadioDNS, Digital Radio UK, and Clearwater Hampers. If you'd like to hire me to work on your project, get in touch using the contact details below.
I'm interested in minimalism, sustainability and the environment, and the impact of technology on people and the planet. I'm discovering more about the things that help make life more simple, safe, and private. When I need to deepen my understanding of something, I tend to break it down to a single problem and design either a product or a digital tool to investigate that problem. In the past, I’ve made both a physical and digital clock with a single hand that takes 365 days to complete a revolution, a tool that destroys tweets on a rolling basis, and more.
Ethics and integrity are a couple of my core principles which is why I take a tough stance on advertising and sponsored content and why I've chosen to host this very website with the not-for-profit, can't-be-sold, open-source product built by the Ghost Foundation, Ghost(Pro). I find the ongoing assault against privacy an affront which is why I've taken a stand and made this website without any kind of tracking beacons or social media icons that send your data back to tech-oligopolies with only de-facto consent. It's also why I financially and morally support tools that help grant individuals more privacy including zero-knowledge cloud storage and end-to-end encrypted messaging.
I've run social enterprise initiatives with these same values in mind, including a multi-award-winning cider co-operative. Profits went to support local projects including the University of Gloucestershire's Tone Radio – where I spent two years as Head of News and Head of Technical during university – and the All Golds rugby league team. As a member of 1% For The Planet, I continue to support organisations that do good by donating 1% of my income to charities including Greenpeace, Cool Earth, ClientEarth, and more.
On this website I write about a mixture of things including technology and projects I'm working on, as well as hold conversations with people I find influential. You can find out what I've been up to at the end of each month – including what I've been reading, writing about, and listening to – by becoming a member of this website and subscribing to my monthly email newsletter, Recently.
My podcast, Adam Ayrton Stoner, is an audio version of this website. If you prefer listening to things rather than reading them, you can subscribe right now on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. You'll be able to find out even more about me and get updates whenever they appear.
To stay up to date with my work, follow me on Twitter or this blog with RSS. You can also visit by Now page at /now, where you'll find out what my priorities are as of this very moment.
I love hearing from people who have read this website, even if it's to disagree with something I've written here. Introduce yourself via email and say hello – I reply to all courteous people.
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