Jeff was elected as a Fellow of The Guild of Contemporary Bookbinders in 1957, (later to become known as Designer Bookbinders) and was President of Designer Bookbinders from 1981-83. Jeff lived and worked in England up until 1988, at which point he moved over to Amsterdam where he has been since.
An artist bookbinder, painter, graphic designer he was an Art and Design Educationist from 1961-1988 and examiner to 2006. His fine bindings are usually bound in goatskin with inlays and more recently he has made extensive use of feathered onlays. The designs grow out of the text but invariably retain a strong vertical/horizontal and oblique stress relationship, sculptured boards can play an important role in the composition.
Jeff has exhibited regularly with Designer Bookbinders and in Europe, America and Japan. His bindings are in major public and private collections throughout the European Union and the USA.
In 2021 Jeff retired from being a Fellow of Designer Bookbinders after making more than a hundred and sixty contemporary fine bindings.