2004 - 2006
Msc in Design Management
(One year School of Management, One year in School of Art & Design)
Manchester Metropolitan University
1993 - 1996
B.A. Hons. In Design History with Practice
Kirkham Grammar School
1982 - 1987
5 'O' Levels
English, English Lit., Maths, History, French
March 2010 - Present
Head of Web Development
Working closely with all stakeholders on digital strategy development and working as part of a team I manage all aspects of internet operations: web development, digital marketing, social media, mobile apps, web analytics, content strategy, interface design and usability, domain portfolio management, and platform development roadmaps.
Xerox Global Services
Sept 2007 - march 2010
Responsible for the creation of online visual design, including typography, visual concept, logo and icon design for the Internet and interactive platforms. Effective communication and coordination with the information architects, writers and production artists ensured that the visual design always communicated the desired message, and functioned successfully to varying technical and performance specifications.
Jan 2003 - Aug 2007
Web designer and developer
May 2001 - Sept 2002
Web Designer & Developer
A contracts and project-based practice working on diverse media projects, with a focus on usability and brand adaptations for different media platforms. Clients included the Canadian Embassy in Bogotá, the CEC (Canadian Education Centre), and the Colombo-Canadian Chamber of Commerce along with various other smaller companies.
Jan 2000 - May 2001
Web Designer and developer
Web designer and developer role which included planning, designing and authoring BCMB client web sites. Sites were either taken from concept to design to completion or by working closely with specific clients creatives. Websites were developed to a high standard while also following the clients corporate image.
Bifold Fluidpower Ltd
1997 - May 1999
In-house Graphic Designer
Responsible for all of Bifold-Fluidpower´s promotional material. This ranged from the design of product brochures and show leaflets, to the design of a CD Rom along with the design and implementation of two internet sites.
I have a well-rounded skill set in UI / UX design.