Founded in January 2011, Previous Magazine is an independent digital publication with a focus on technology in both the professional and creative spaces.

Our journalists particularly enjoy writing about how technology enriches and changes lives and workflows, but we equally love to kick back, relax, improve ourselves and have a generally fantastic time.

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About the Team:

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Hammy Havoc

CEO
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Acclaimed insomniac cypherpunk, CEO of Split An Atom, Previous Magazine and Dutious, developer, designer, vocalist and producer for The Orion Correlation. Also runs Voidance Records and photographs his life.
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Dan Booth

Games Journalist
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Dan Booth is a recent addition to the Previous Magazine family. Hammy found Dan by reading his blog. Dan is an avid gamer and specialises in writing about gaming. Dan also loves technology, anything to make his life easier is worth it in his eyes. Dan also manages his personal up and coming YouTube channel, Boo Tube.
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Alice Jones

Journalist
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Alice Jones is a recent addition to the Previous Magazine family. After being scouted from her popular well-being blog, Alice moved into journalism for Previous alongside her boyfriend Dan Booth. Alice also manages the Previous Magazine Instagram account and is an aspiring actress.
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Ali Amel

Journalist & Producer
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Produces music as Lost & Found and scores motion pictures with Hammy. Enjoys tech and is a habitual gym rat!
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Bryan Desrosiers

Assignment Editor
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Bryan is an avid gamer and designer, and likes to combine the two. In his spare time he writes for Previous Magazine and is part of Split An Atom.
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Hale Heath

Journalist & Events Photographer
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Music connoisseur and live events photographer for Previous Magazine. She probably hates your favorite band and can explain to you why your favorite Nirvana record was over-rated and doesn't compare to some obscure hipster band that her and Hammy listen to.
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Becky Levy

Film Critic
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Posh Brummy film buff with serious attitude who enjoys foreign cinema and independently produced horror.
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Helen Duff

Marketing Director
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Helen Duff has been optimizing and writing our source since the beginning of Previous Magazine. An aspiring web developer and programmer working at CEO Hammy Havoc's firm, Split An Atom. Can often be found drinking coffee and implementing her latest marketing strategy. Gathering statistics and making sense of them for the rest of the team is a specialty of hers.
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Stuart Routledge

Journalist & Machinist
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Machinist, king of DIY, and smoker of cheese. The reason his username is "Timehammer" is because he'll knock you into next week.
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Keri Salazar

Journalist & Promoter
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Music aficionado and avid social media user born in Illinois, Keri is the newest addition to our editorial staff. Passionate about bringing the best in independent music artists to a wider audience.
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Craig Lackie

Former VP
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Former VP of Previous Magazine, Split An Atom and Clikyz. Heavily inspired by music and industrial visuals, Craig spends a lot of time going on incredible adventures and exploring while creating fine art with his camera when he isn't writing for Previous. Craig found his talent for writing by chance when he founded Previous Magazine with Hammy Havoc back in 2011, since then he has been writing consistently great articles about a broad range of topics. Craig now writes for his own digital publication with a focus on cycling called In Salita.
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Chrisselle Mowatt

Journalist
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Chrisselle has been writing since her early teens, it was a visit from Mairi Hedderwick to her primary school that first inspired her to write when she was seven years old. After years of inspiration but no outlet for her writing she finally launched her own website: Chrisselle.Com, where she writes about her day-to-day life, interviews people and reviews everything from music to movies. Now part of the team at Previous Magazine she's got even more inspiration to make writing her full-time career choice.
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Darren Christie

Journalist
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British outdoors tech blogger, ICT lecturer and leader of the pack.
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Melanie Drake

Journalist
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Melanie is the life partner of Matt, she's got a passion for art and loves nothing more than relaxing with a good art book or two. She's currently studying APCP (Art, Philosophy, contemporary Practises) at Dundee University and hopes to become an art journalist when she's finished with the course.
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Matthew Sage

Journalist
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Matthew is a geek with the passion to let the world know just how awesome technology and software can be. He's worked at many publications testing and reviewing products to let the world know about, but feels that his home is at Previous Magazine, and we're more than happy for him to be here!