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Visual Acuity adds resource

"A lot of the challenges of projects are solved long before any project is built or created,” says Luke George, who has just joined media and communications technology consultancy Visual Acuity in a technical system design role.

In order to support and resource the increasing number of projects the company reports that it is becoming involved in around the world, independent media and communications technology consultancy Visual Acuity has made a new appointment to strengthen its technical system design resource.

Luke George has joined the team as a technical design consultant, reporting directly to the Visual Acuity board. Although only 26, George is an InfoComm CTS-qualified professional who joins after spells with Creative Technology, Roger Preston & Partners and, most recently, Mark Johnson Consultants.

“Luke will be performing the systems design role that I have historically fulfilled, offering youth and a fresh set of thinking,” said Frank Sheehan, Visual Acuity’s director of technology. “Initially, I will be mentoring him so that he benefits from my depth of knowledge and wealth of experience, and as the team growshis levels of influence and responsibility will increase.” He added that George will be thrown “straight in at the deep end”, working on top-level new projects all over the world including the Miami Science Museum and various Middle East projects. He will also work on ongoing maintenance of legacy systems “as part of his learning curve”.

“I joined Visual Acuity for a number of reasons and first and foremost to gain experience and improve my knowledge,” said George. “As a consultant, my work sits behind the scenes and seems an invisible process to the public and industry eye. The amount of early preparation work involved in the design of a system includes activities such as client briefings, research, planning, evaluation and liaison between different stakeholders.”

“Independence and good practice in all these areas ensure that some of the most innovative projects come to life,” he continued. “It ensures that the client gets what they want to achieve, on time and within budget. A lot of the challenges of projects are solved long before any project is built or created.”

“Coming to work for Visual Acuity has meant being able to work at the cutting edge of the business on projects of a truly staggering scale,” he went on. “Being able to work alongside and benefit from being part of a team with so much knowledge and experience within the technology industry, for me has been the best part of moving to Visual Acuity, although I have already found the international bias of their work to be an added bonus.
Big audio and visualisation systems have always been an interest of mine; there’s nothing quite like making a big statement. Being a keen technologist, I’m also a huge fan of the creative use of new and innovative technology to solve age old problems as well as new. It should provide necessary feedback to manufacturers in the industry to design and manufacture problem solving technology.”

“I think that the technology industry is changing all the time, and continuing to evolve,” concluded George. “For young people such as myself looking to gain knowledge or cement their career path, working with an experienced team of technologists as well as educational bodies such as InfoComm, are a great way to learn and improve knowledge.”