Founded in 1999 Rom and son traded for over ten years as an interactive design practice. The company was wound up in 2012 after the unexpected death of one of its directors, Andy Cameron.
Rom and son was probably best known for building physical interactive installations in museums, including London’s Science Museum, the Horniman Museum in Forest Hill and the National Maritime Museums in Greenwich and Cornwall.
The company also built interactive retail experiences for brands like Paul Smith and Benetton and internet projects for Guinness World Records and Selfridges department store.
The directors of Rom and son, Joe Stephenson and Andy Cameron, had previously worked together as members of the Antirom collective.
Andy was a director of Rom and son. He was also a Royal Designer for Industry appointed by the Royal Society of the Arts and previously Interactive Creative Director at both the Wieden + Kennedy advertising agency in London and Fabrica, the Benetton research centre in Italy.
Andy taught and wrote about the politics and aesthetics of interactive and networked media.
Andy died unexpectedly in 2012.
Creative Review remembers Andy Cameron
Joe combines skills in technical project management and digital art. He has more than ten years experience successfully delivering complex interactive projects both for Rom and son and as a consultant project manager.
He also produces illustration and animation work for various media including internet, print and video games.
Joe has lectured in interactivity and animation on degree courses at the University of Westminster, and at Hyper Island in Sweden.
For more about what Joe’s doing these days see JoeStephenson.com
If you’d like any more info about Rom and son you can get in touch with Joe here