Web & IT Skills

Competent in all stages of front-end web development from the creation (xhtml, html5, CSS, jquery, JavaScript, Pearl and CGI) to copywriting and maintenance, from Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) to accessibility legislation compliance. Toroughly analysed web page statistics such as Google Analytics to make recommendations for future web development projects. Click here for examples of websites I designed.

In addition to creating web sites from scratch with web authoring software such as Dreamweaver CS5.5, I worked with Virtual Learning Environments (VLE) - WebCT/Blackboard - and Content Management Systems (CMS) such as Luminis SunGuard, Contensis and Frog OS.

I regularly use the Adobe suite of software (Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Premiere Pro, Encore) to create and produce multimedia files (videos, images, flv, swf and .gif animations) and fully-featured, menu-driven DVDs - click here for examples of multimedia.

Qualifications:


Professional Diploma in Web Development, 2008/9, netskills/University of Newcastle
Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) - Photoshop, 2012, Certitec
Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) - Premiere Pro, 2012, Certitec
Verified Certificate for HTML5 Part 1 & 2, 2015/16, edx
Responsive Webdesign, 2015, W3DevCampus
Foundation Diploma in Mobile App Development, 2015, The CPD Certification Service
George Salter Academy   West Bromwich, United Kingdom
George Salter Academy in West Bromwich, Sandwell, is a mixed comprehensive school for 11 to 16 year olds.
Web & VLE Developer   since January 2013
  • Created and maintained the current website based on a third party visual concept with a liquid layout based on html5. (xhtml, CSS,  jquery)
  • Optimised the website for SEO and Social Media (which the Academy had hardly used before) and maintained the Academy's social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter' LinkedIn, Pinterest, Google+, tumblr)
  • Created multimedia video, images, animated gifs)
  • Re-designed and maintained the VLE (FROG OS) layout to match the website visuals, restructured the entire VLE to make the VLE easier to navigate and more interactive for the users.
Solas Consultants Ltd.   Birmingham, United Kingdom
Solas Consultants Limited was a private company whose mission is to assist their customers in creating the right foundations for inventors to convert their ideas to business.
Web Developer   February 2012 - to September 2012
  • Instigated project approach to web development (PRINCE2)
  • Re-created the main company websites from scratch and created several new websites (xhtml, CSS,  jquery)
  • Created multimedia (video, images, swf, flv, animated gifs)
University of Birmingham   Birmingham, United Kingdom
With the re-organisation of the University of Birmingham into Colleges in August 2008, I became the Web Manager for the College of Social Sciences having previously worked as Web & Marketing Coordinator for the School of Education.
College Web Manager   April 2004 to July 2011
  • Devised web strategy for the College of Social Sciences web sites (2008 - 2011)
  • Created and maintained College intranet (xhtml, CSS) - (2009- 2011)
  • Created multimedia (video, images, swf, flv, animated gifs) - (2006 - 2011)
  • Advised academic and support staff on copywriting, Search Engine Optimisation and accessibility legislation (2006 - 2011)
  • Oversaw the standardisation of structure and layout of web sites across the college (2010)
  • Managed the transfer of legacy sites to Luminis SunGard content management system (2009)
  • Transferred the School of Education website to the Luminis SunGard content management system (2007)
  • Restructured the School of Education website (2007)
  • Maintained the School of Education (2005 - 2009) and the Birmingham Business School (2008 - 2009) websites
  • Created sections and updating webpages in WebCT
Berlitz Language Centre   Birmingham, United Kingdom
The Berlitz  Language Centre in Birmingham was taken over as a franchise by the "UK Languagecentres Ltd."  in April 2000. Since then, the company grew steadily, adding the Berlitz Centre in Edinburgh (2001) to the franchise and opening Centres in Bristol (2002) and Oxford (2003).
Senior Teacher, German / IT Manager   April 2000 to January 2004
  • Designed and maintained the company websites for Berlitz franchise Centres in Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh and Oxford
  • Responsible for SEO which resulted in 20 % of all new business coming via the websites.
  • Analysed webpage statistics and advised on future purchase and marketing issues.
  • Recommended soft- and hardware purchase.
  • Installed, maintained and upgraded software, hardware and network components.
  • Assisted in the design of promotion material (brochures and Newsletters).
  • Updated data and information for marketing and internal statistics purposes using spreadsheet/ database.
  • Instigated e-Mail marketing and supervised postal marketing campaigns.
I was responsible for a wide range of IT tasks: from the purchase of soft- and hardware to the setting up and maintenance of hardware and small network environments; from the creation of databases in Excel and Works to all stages of web-design from the creation to uploading of Webpages using FrontPage and Dreamweaver, photo- and graphic editors Micrograph Picture Publisher, Corel), producing .swf and .gif animations and adapting JavaScript, Pearl and CGI applications.