Highly experienced commercial contractor with extensive background in IT, Graphic Design, Product Design, Web Development, systems analysis and business management. Looking to use combination of a post graduate education, high level of expertise and diverse experience to provide a unique and valuable offering to a socially minded organisation.
QUARKXPRESS DTP DESIGNER CERTIFICATE
A+ COMPUTER TECHNICIAN CERTIFICATE
DELL HELPDESK TECHNICIANS CERTIFICATE
QUALIFIED DISTANCE LEARNING INSTRUCTOR
MCSE+I COURSE COMPLETION CERTIFICATE
IBM COMPUTER TECHNICIAN CERTIFICATE
CITY AND GUILDS L1 PARAMETRIC MODELLING
CAFE OF IDEAS (www.cafeofideas.com)
Cafe of ideas was the brainchild of myself and my former employer at Engino. The concept was to develop a new kind of online community that reached out into the real world and inspired on-the-ground action. We developed a flagship social networking platform with an interface that was completely on-the-page customisable while remaining standards compliant, and a series of hosted social events which included talks, entertainment and food in one evening. I took the lead in developing the user interface, working with another graphic designer and a junior developer, and I also produced the events and maintained the network of new members.
In 2007, I took on the role of General Manager of the centrally located Invention Studios in Bath. This non-profit organisation was left by several iterations of previous management teams in a state of utter disrepair; physically, financially, and organisationally. I took the unrestricted lead in redeveloping the centre, its finances, and its reputation as a top flight venue. By the end of my time as GM, through a hands on approach and by fostering a sense of family, I had developed a strong core team of employees and dedicated volunteers, redoubled the venues assets, organised and facilitated a year of world renowned events, solved several major physical faults (some personally), and reduced a £25,000 debt. I then worked with the owner to negotiate a healthy takeover by the largest entertainment company in the area.
QUAKERS (www.claverhammeetinghouse.org.uk, www.clevedonquakers.org.uk)
In my capacity as an IT consultant and freelance web developer, I took on a contract with the Religious Society of Friends in Clevedon and Claverham to create two separate websites for their respective meetings. They expressed a need to have a site that was updatable and simple to operate (from both the front and back ends) yet attractive. I developed an offering based around an existing barebones CMS and incorporated fully fledged Google apps accounts with pre-defined user account information. I then completely overhauled the site style and structure to accommodate the ease of use remit and developed graphics and css style sheets that were then applied as a skin to the site. I then finalised the sites by applying the same SEO principles I teach to my pupils and clients.
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