I measure success by my relationships and would therefore hope to be well regarded
and held in esteem by those I work for and with.
I am a natural and effective communicator at many and diverse levels, an enthusiastic ‘people person’, with a natural capacity for generating ideas, and for interpretation and co-ordination. I consider myself to be acutely perceptive, with a natural flair and capacity for innovative and original thought – being most able to interpret, conceptualise, create and deliver projects effectively within a comprehensive variety of spheres, media and formats.
My extensive working experience, creative-media and teaching knowledge has given me a deep and genuine understanding of what works effectively with regard to target audiences, clients and end users, The successes I have achieved in applying these qualities in real-world, working situations to produce satisfactorily delivered project outcomes and accessible information solutions are demonstrable.
I would add that I assimilate and synthesise quickly, am endlessly curious and with an eagerness to continue to learn. Essentially self-starting, and happy to initiate and lead on projects and tasks, I am also perfectly happy fulfilling set objectives within a co-operative, team ethos.
Technical details: Conversant, competent and highly skilled in all aspects of electronic and digital media production including; Screen, Print, Web, live and recorded events. ITC, AV, PC, Mac, Web, Media, Print and Screen. MS applications, Photoshop, QuarkXpress, Multiple Web applications, Digital and analogue live and recorded sound and video applications, studio work.
1995 - 1998
BA (Hons) Communication Design University of Wolverhampton
All aspects of multi-media (new media) design and implementation,
Interactive Multimedia Communications, Project management, Design for Multimedia,
Web Design, Digital Sound, 3-Dimensional Design, Digital Video, Programming for multimedia, Object Oriented Analysis, Art & Design, Typography, Semantics, Communication Design.
2005 - 2007
BA (Hons) Music University of Wolverhampton
completed 2 years (deferred)
Creative consultation, Content provision, Editing, Client support
J K J Business Consultants, Wolverhampton
June 2009 to November 2011:
Youth Project Officer - Field Officer - FJF Manager
Producing printed and electronic publicity materials and campaigns, and organising local promotional events to raise the profile of the LSC contracts and encourage new participants. Reviewing existing youth volunteering activities, volunteer-involving organisations and local youth provision. Consulting with young people to establish their needs and consulting widely with other youth organisations and training providers
Monitoring progress and producing management information reports.
Developing guidelines for good practice in the provision of information, advice and guidance on volunteering. Identifying and brokering outreach and information points in community venues to enable young people to access information and advice. Managing and keeping records of EMA applications.
All administration including budgets, LSC reports, statistics, management report writing
2008 - 2009
ERDF Contract Manager - Marketing and Interpretation
Management & (successful) delivery of ERDF contract; concept, initiation, design and implementation of visitor centre improvement and marketing and strategy; interpretation, content, look and feel; and identity cohesion.
I initiated concept, creation and design of CMS enabled, live touchscreen interactive visitor information system and corresponding linked live website, new promotional marketing leaflets and conference folders, new signage & interpretation for the entire visitor centre and site. Overseeing the production and delivery of all the abovementioned projects. Re-purposing of centre’s space and facilities to enhance visitor experience, drafting specifications for all the abovementioned, sourcing of contractors, suppliers & material items. All associated liaison, documentation, administration (working to budget and in accordance with ERDF regulations)
Previously; Events and Conference Manager; P.R. Marketing, promotion and selling of events, event facilities and the centre itself, securing free media coverage in leading media, including double page features in Shropshire Life, live interviews on BBC Radio, pictorial feature in Daily Telegraph etc. (my application won the Silver award for Tourism in Shropshire for the SWA / GWC) Co-ordination and administration of conferences, activities and events and hospitality. Organisation of special events such as Ironbridge’s coracle regatta, planning and leading guided walks, demonstrations, activities, co-ordinating and directing volunteer groups and obtaining new business, creating partnerships, creating promotional marketing materials; web presence maintenance, e-marketing programs and visitor/client monitoring and evaluation, client and customer liaison. All associated liaison and administration.
2005 - 2007
BA (Hons) Music
University of Wolverhampton
2005 - 2006
Editor / Feature writer / Journalist
Virtual Barnsley / Barnsley Voice
25 Mount Osbourne Business Centre, S71 1HH
Online daily and features journal and sister magazine, Editing, Journalism, copywriting, research, screen and print design and layout, journalism, reporting, digital communication design - creative initiation, concept, design & layout for print & screen
Events Manager / Publicist / Promoter
Citrus Rooms, 8 Eastgate, Barnsley
Producing, promoting, organising, booking and running entire live weekly music programme
and other events. All sound and light engineering and technical duties for the aforementioned.
2002 - 2005
Creative Director and Promoter
Jamplant - PRS Funded Community Music project
Producing, organising, promoting and running live shows, music festivals in various venues
and live on air, including live shows for BBC Radio. Recruitment and co-ordination of staff
and volunteers, publicity and promotion of events, from inception to delivery
2001 - 2002
Course developer / Tutor / Publicist
Wednesfield Moat Project - Wolverhampton Schools Projects
Various courses and projects, including summer school for special needs children.
Secondary - various subjects including English, Drama, Art, Music, History
Select Education, Wolverhampton
Lecturer / Course developer
University of Wolverhampton
School of Art and Design Digital Media Department
Digital Sound – Development and delivery of University's first Digital Sound course, all associated research, tutorial, lectures, teaching, technical preparation, student liaison and consultation – achieving 98% pass rate
Course Developer / Lecturer / Trainer
Media Forge Group, Wolverhampton
Electronic commerce, responsible for developing and delivering Europe’s first Electronic Commerce applications development course; inc; website creation, databases & web server connectivity and related skills & systems, also multimedia & essential IT Tutor
Stourbridge & Wolverhampton Colleges
Telematics, multiple IT foundation and intermediate courses, IT Key skills diplomas,
Nat Diploma Digital imaging, HND Textile design
Course developer / head tutor
Josiah Mason College, Birmingham
Cambridge IT and Multimedia course
(1999 – 2008)
Freelance Web Designer, Conceptualiser, search engine optimizer / copy writer
Work for many and numerous companies and organisations. Example; I was asked by a very well known brand - now one of the foremost UK Online suppliers in their field, to manage and spearhead their online launch and campaign – (the reason they asked me specifically was because when they searched for web optimisation companies on Google, my company ‘idigit’, was top of the search engine listings -
(this was in 2001)
Placements Officer; Head of IT
Temple Training Services, Wolverhampton
for Wolverhampton’s largest vocational training provider. Placements Officer for a wide variety
of NVQ trainees and placements. Finished as Head of I.T.; Management of and tutor for NVQ I & II IT, CLAIT and IBTII. Delivery of portfolios, courseware and development. All associated admin & liaison. Creation & implementation of networked communications & training resources plus all admin and liaison.
BA (hons) Student, Communication Design
University of Wolverhampton
(Including: Interactive Multimedia Communications Design, Project management,
Design for Multimedia, Web Design, Digital Sound, 3-D Design, Typography, Digital Video,
Object Oriented Analysis, Design for communication
Sub-Editor / Page designer / Live news page composer
Express and Star, Wolverhampton
All aspects of news copy writing, and news, advertising and print; design and production
1988 – 89
Graphic Artist / Editor
University of Wolverhampton Students Union
Responsible for production of student magazine & newspaper, layout and design, editing,
sub-editing and provision of copy, all other graphical work; posters, clothing & textile design, Editor / Producer of ‘Student Election night special’, all aspects of information design, events and promotion, advertising, P.R.
1977 - 87 - Sundry employment; - details on request.
1984 – 2010
Writer of various freelance reviews, reports and articles for a variety of organisations and
publications including Greenpeace, Channel 4, BBC TV and Radio, ITV News. Vast Live and Recorded music promotion and production.
1984 – 2009
Live and recorded music and sound production and promotion; including arranging, producing,
and playing on the World's first non-stop two-hour live acoustic radio session - one of the last live radio shows at what was the BBC's iconic Pebble Mill for BBC Radio. Producing and playing many and various other live radio sessions including BBC Radio, BBC Radio Yorkshire and WM, WCR.
Creator and designer of number one ranked British web design and optimisation company Idigit - (Google) - Example; I was asked by a very well known brand - now one of the foremost UK Online suppliers in their field, to manage and spearhead their online launch and campaign – (the reason they asked me specifically was because when they searched for web optimisation companies on Google, my company ‘idigit’, was top of the search engine listings - i2001)
Live and full collaboration on worldwide Internet music feature for the for Tomorrow's World Television programme, working with Dave Stewart, Coldcut and Dreadzone The World’s first ‘Tri-Continental Multicast’, broadcast live simultaneously over three continents, via the Internet, Radio and TV.
Head of scripting and scenarios for Landseer productions; helping to script, screenplay, write and produce a commissioned Television Film drama, filmed in England and broadcast internationally for Channel 4.
Interests: music the arts nature environment current affairs ancient history the future
Keywords: innovative perspicacious adaptable motivated capable resourceful assiduous