Ted studied at St. Mary’s University, gaining a BA (Hons) in Education in 2016. Whilst at University, he started making handmade leather goods, which led to bookbinding with James Brockman in 2018. Soon after he joined the Queen’s Bookbinding Apprenticeship Scheme, under the supervision of Glenn Bartley.
After the apprenticeship finished, he worked in a bindery in Oxford for one year. Awards include the Lisa Von Clemm prize for Best Newcomer in the Designer Bookbinders UK competition. As of 2022, Ted works for Brockman Bookbinders.