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Sandy Rushton

Senior consultant

Describe what you do at BrightCarbon

I find ways to translate words into images and weave stories into presentations.




Hoping for a cat in the near future.


A pint of anything with an interesting label.


BA (Hons) in Linguistics.

3 words that describe me

Laughs a lot.

Couldn't do my job without

A solid playlist.

Hidden skill

Ég tala íslensku…bara smá (I speak Icelandic…just a little).

Recent articles by Sandy Rushton

Jul 2017

We’ve encountered a tricky little bug that causes non-Windows-standard typefaces to act strangely. Luckily we also have a solution for how to fix it.

Jul 2017

When you’re teaching a skill, it’s important to assess learners’ progress. It’s a way of making sure you’re on the right track to meeting your learning objectives, and flags up anything that you might have missed. Whilst quizzes, tests, and other eLearning assessments are a tried and tested way to track improvement, learners start to suffer when eLearning is focused more on assessment than on the act of learning itself.

Jul 2017

When done well, eLearning can be a truly effective and engaging learning tool. An eLearning module that works for some learners, but leaves others unable to access the content, isn’t doing its job. This is why accessibility in eLearning is so important. Let's discuss...

Jul 2017

PechaKucha presentation nights are a global phenomenon and have taken place in over 900 cities worldwide. On September 15th it was Manchester’s turn to host a 20×20 event, and BrightCarbon went along for the ride. The format of a PechaKucha presentation is simple. Speakers have 20 images on their…

Jul 2017
12th Aug 2016

Review: Storyboard That

Storyboarding is useful when creating visual content. We review Storyboard That, a website that enables users to create their own cartoon storyboards.

Jul 2017

Pokémon Go is everywhere. The app is brilliant inspiration for gamification, a stand-out example of augmented reality, and a testament to the power of nostalgia. eLearning developers, teachers, and learning and development professionals: take note! There’s a lot that we can learn from Pokémon Go...