Damien is resident Video Producer and has over a decade of UK media experience working within the sports industry and with numerous sports-focused publications — including golfing publication National Club Golfer — prior to joining the 9to5Google team.
After completing a BSc in Computer Science at the University of Hull with a major focus on data analytics and UX, he joined the Press Association (now PA Media), developing growing sports data products for the Barclay’s Premier League including the ACTIM Index which evolved into the EA Sports Player Performance Index.
While working with the UK’s largest media agency, he attained a Masters in Journalism at Sheffield Hallam University in 2014 where a love affair with all things videography began with a stint in student TV. A major interest and in-depth know-how of technology and videography have seen Damien lead 9to5Google’s official YouTube channel since 2018 and has hosted the 9to5Google Daily podcast since 2019.
Damien’s expertise and focus area lie in a number of beats including Android and OEM software updates, mobile applications, smartphone and accessory reviews, and just about anything that makes a mobile nerd tick. He says that he is “platform agnostic” despite primarily using Android devices and regularly tests the iOS waters to better understand the nuances of the tech he covers.
Outside of the tech space Damien is an avid supporter of his boyhood soccer team Hull City and is even a fully qualified Barista — with 3 years of experience making speciality coffee no less. Be sure to follow him on Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram for insights and upcoming video updates, you can also check out all of his video gear on his dedicated Kit.co page.