Welcome to my website. I'm Gareth Lancaster and Moopf is the name I use for all my creative endeavours and output.
I'm a software developer, artist/illustrator and musician from the United Kingdom. On my site you'll find lots of information on all the projects I've been involved with, the work I do now and the services I offer. Head on over to the Hire Me page for more details on that.
Fancy some freebies? Check out the Downloads page where you'll find paper toys, iPhone and iPad wallpapers. To listen to my music, go to the Music page for free downloads any of the albums and remixes there. Enjoy!
I love creative programming and developing apps is great for that. I currently have two apps in development: an interactive book based on two children's characters, Arthur & Charles, and an offbeat game made in collaboration with comic artist Jamie Smart.
Last year the games app I launched, Arthur & Charles Present Create & Play, garnered a great deal of praise and has been downloaded over 40,000 times. The first app I developed (way back in 2008) was Hiqup, a complex game of solitaire that was picked as a featured app by Apple in the app store.
I have exhibited my work in the UK and New York. I create artwork digitally, and as well as using traditional paint and canvas, I've produced vinyl art toys, customised trainers, suitcases, cardboard and wood. I love making BIG work as much as the finely detailed smaller pieces. To find out more about my work please take a look at the Artwork page.
If you are interested in commissioning an original piece, wall painting, or you are looking for some artwork for your business as branding or logo design, please take a look at the Hire Me page.
Music has always been a big part of my life. I have been producing music off and on since 2001, with music licensed for advertising and, until around 2005, I had a music publishing deal.
Whilst most of my work could be termed ambient, I am able to produce in a variety of styles. For example, my recent work on the theme tune for my Arthur & Charles app shows a more playful side to my production. Do you want to hear some of my music? Look at the Music page and download a selection from my albums and remixes.
That's right, I am available for hire - for app production, commissioned artwork or commissioned music.
For app development I can help right from the very inception of a project. With over 20 years experience of software development, I can help you throughout the whole process: from the initial idea, to the brief and specification stage, and right the way through to production and publication.
Today sees a new CBeebies TV series start which features several of my poems.
I'm eager to get going on 2013 and thought I'd let you all know what's currently on the agenda.
I recently created a game prototype for animation outfit Bird Box Studio based in London.
I'm a creative - I draw, paint, write music and write - that's my more obvious artistic output. But most of my art over the last 20 years has been something you wouldn't see directly. You'd definitely see the results of it, you'd absolutely see the effect of the art behind it, but you wouldn't see or have to appreciate the creativity and artwork that went into the production because it's essentially hidden. That's coding in a nutshell.