CURRICULUM VITAE (DOWNLOAD HERE)
I am a 33-year-old computing graduate with a 10 year career in the online and entertainment industries. Skilled at project, web and content management and digital and offline marketing, I am able to approach technical and organisational tasks with as much ease as undertaking any managerial needs.
Little Rare Media, JANUARY 2011 – PRESENT
Freelance Digital Marketer, Content Writer and Designer
Udder Farm Shop: I am currently handling the PR, marketing, web design and social media for The Udder Farm Shop, based in Dorset. This includes both online and offline advertising and marketing, Twitter, Facebook, monthly newsletters and all related web design requirements.
Wild Things Publishing: I am working with Wild Things Publishing, doing the PR for the latest three book launches, ‘Wild Guide to the South West,’ ‘Wild Swimming 2nd Edition’ and ‘Lost Lanes: 36 Glorious Bike Rides in Southern England.’ This has involved working with the press on both a National and Local level. I also worked on the website design and creation. I am also involved in growing the social media and online presence of the company.
I also design and update small business websites (for example, The Udder Farm Shop, Brady Bespoke Furniture, DBS-Interiors, Corner House Hair), and have created marketing materials and stationery, including logos, for a number of companies.
TRAVEL, NOVEMBER 2011 – FEBRUARY 2012
I have recently returned from travelling around the USA by various means of transport including minibus, RV and car. It had been a lifelong dream to drive across the USA from East to West, and then drive up the West Coast, and I wasn’t disappointed on completing the journey. I am however glad to be back in a country that uses real butter and understands the benefits of vegetables…
OLIVES ET AL, NOVEMBER 2009 – DECEMBER 2010
Web & Graphics Designer and Social Media Manager
Project managed the new website launch, liasing with three different companies to make sure that there was a smooth integration and change over with all our different systems including Sage, our CRM and the website CMS itself.
Also created and controlled all social media aspects of the company, specifically Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and the company blog.
Worked on a national competition from marketing conception to the final awards ceremony for the Deli Of The Year (www.delioftheyear.co.uk). This gave me valuable experience working within PR and marketing for a national campaign.
Did all graphics creation within the marketing team for any marketing and press needs.
SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT INTERNATIONAL, APRIL 2007 – OCTOBER 2009
Digital Project Manager (Global Digital Operations Team)
Liaised with Asia and the Americas at an international level as part of the International Group, worked on global projects and improved digital processes across the board.
Working with 22 European Countries on a local level, making sure that all partners wishing to use Sony Music content were technically and financially compliant to our systems.
Lead projects within the digital team on an ongoing basis including royalty reporting and auditing of partners, and working with and training affiliate countries.
Coordinated with the business, marketing and financial teams internationally and locally, making sure that all projects and partnerships progressed under the correct terms.
LYCOS UK LTD., SEPTEMBER 2006 – APRIL 2007
Product Manager (European Product Team)
Managed the online community within the UK for Lycos including Love@Lycos, Lycos IQ, Email, SMS, Chat, Tripod, Blogs and Web Hosting.
Managed the customer and product services department and staff within the UK.
Travel to the Head Office in Germany occurred on a regular basis, keeping up-to-date with all product information and development and incorporating any changes into the UK market.
Took on an editorial role, improving coverage of products, and writing articles.
YAHOO!, MAY 2004 – SEPTEMBER 2006
Manager / Technical Commerce Producer (Product Team)
After promotion time was spent working on a European-wide project from fruition, improving the comparison search structure. I held project responsibility within the UK and Product team, with the help of my direct report.
Other responsibilities included writing and publishing local content and continuing my technical role, editing code and preparing the site for new developments.
Whilst in this role I was further involved in business and managerial issues, keeping up-to-date with new projects within the company and working closely with many teams throughout Europe. I also benefited from attending managerial training courses.
KELKOO, JULY 2003 – MAY 2004
Content Producer (Product Team)
Working closely with other members of the Product Team, my time was spent working on the content of the local website, liaising closely with the Sales Team to get what the merchants requested onto the site. I frequently used HTML, JSP, Adobe Photoshop, CVS and Content Management Systems to push this content live across Kelkoo.
Sunderland University, 1999 – 2002
BSc. Internet Information Systems (Hons) 2:1
Roundwood Park Sixth Form, 1997 – 1999
English, Chemistry and Biology (A-Levels), General Studies (AS-Level)
Roundwood Park Secondary School, 1992 – 1997
9 GCSE’s, including Mathematics, English, Science