Curriculum vitae

Enthusiastic and professional with an extensive knowledge of all aspects of technologies in the creative, business and customer service sectors.
Coupled with great communication and problem solving skills.

Key Skills

Windows Desktops (Window 7, Vista, XP, 2000 etc)

Windows Server 2000-2010, users, file, storage, print, backup & data protection

Apple OSX 10.5 - 10.8, Mail, iCal, iWork, Adobe CS & CC, Final Cut X.

Apple OSX Server 10.6 - 10.8, users, file, storage, print, back up & data protection.

Knowledge of PRINCE 2 and ITIL.
Linux Server (Ubuntu, LAMP, Cpanel)
Web oriented scripting (Various: HTML, CSS, PHP, Lingo, Action Script)
Open source technologies : Joomla, Word Press, Sugar CRM.

Adobe Creative Suit, Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Premiere.
Ableton Live, Pro Tools, AVID, Final Cut Pro.

Network Technologies, LAN, WAN, WiFi, VPN, Cisco IOS, switching and routing.

Nexans Authorised Technician
Fibre, CAT5, CAT6, CAT6A, Fluke DTX testers
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Date Company Type
Summer 2013 Funiwear.com version 2.0Self Employed
Funiwear continues to grow and as part of my involvement with the gang I am proud to once again play a large roll in the complete re-design of the new online site and shop. I have just completed the BETA of the site after a move to a new e-commerce platform. Ben Baker and I have worked together to re-develop his awesome custom hat designer for the new shop. I have been involved in all aspect of the site as well as developing the logo and brand materials.
Spring 2013 - present Tiffintime.co.ukSelf Employed
This was my 2nd e-commerce site, this time for a local start up delivering wonderful, hot and health food right to the desks of office goers here in Bristol. The site had to be easy to use and simple to place orders. This was a proof of concept to see if the business would be viable. So was all about getting as much functionality as possible on a limited budget. They have had a steady stream of customers and the business continues to grow.
Winter 2013 Feltech Electronics Ltd / JCB HQ Theatre upgradeContract
As a contract wireman I worked with Feltech Electronics Ltd to upgrade JCB's theatre facilities. Installing new Central Apparatus Room, Transmission Control Room and a new Production Control Room / Gallery. All aspects of wiring, commissioning and configuration where undertaken.
Winter 2012 - present Matter Studios, BathSelf Employed
Installed a completely new high speed data network and central storage system to support their existing Apple Mac workstations. I was responsible for all aspects of design, management, installation, commissioning and configuration. I also migrated all email, contacts and calendars to Google Apps.
Summer 2012 Cheyne Links / Pinewood TV StudiosContract
Working as a wireman and broadcast engineer, I worked for 3 months on a full HD upgrade for pinewoods TV studios. I undertook all aspects of work and worked closely with Pinewoods engineering team. The finished result is a state of the art TV facility using the latest in broadcast technologies, All new galleries and a completely refitted Central Apparatus Room.
Winter 2011 - 2012 Cheyne Links / Belfast Metropolotan CollegeContract
As a contract wireman and commissioning engineer I work closely with EuroTEK Ltd and the college to build the state of the art TV, Broadcast and multimedia suits at the springfield rd campus in Belfast. The project featured 2 fully featured TV studios, Galleries, Sound, Lighting, Edit suites, Animation suite, Green rooms and a respectable Central Appiratus Room. I was responsible for wiring and testing as well as commissioning works and work along side the lead engineer on the project.
Summer 2011 Cheyne Links / Malvern College Network UpgradeContract
As a contract wireman I worked for 3 months with IDS-INDATA Ltd, installing a new a campus wide high speed computer network. Covering some 25 buildings, running new copper and fiber links, new Cisco layer 3 Switches, a new server room and campus wide wifi network. The college is partnered with Apple computers and Cisco systems. the upgrade brought about huge performance increases to staff and pupils.
Jan 2011 - present Oakaframing.co.ukSelf Employed
Working with a Dorset based oak timber framing company with strong craftsman values and good business acumen to produce a portfolio website to show case their work. The client wanted to be presented as trust worthy, approachable and high quality. I suggested a transparent feel to showing of his work, to include all aspects of the build, thus conveying his open approach. The site accounts for 90% of his business leads. It remains in my portfolio.
Jan 2011 - May 2011 The Cool BusSelf Employed
I returned to work in a consultancy roll for the CoolBus in the French Alps, this time to help move from original CRM and Booking system to a full web app. I also got back behind the wheel as a full time driver.
Nov 2010 - Feb 2011 Talisman AntiquesSelf Employed
I once again worked with Talisman this time to over see the re-design and development of my original FileMaker solution into a full web app with deep integration to their current website. I had the pleasure of working with Syrox Media Ltd. I also trained all staff in how to get the most out of the new solution.
Aug 2010 to Present Funiwear.comSelf Employed
Funiwear.com was my 1st e-commerce project for a small startup making custom knitted headwear. I designed, built and managed the project. The site was based on open source web technologies and I was able to deliver a feature rich site an a very competitive price. This site remains in my portfolio.

TRAINGING AND OTHER COMPETENCIES

Attended 10 day training course & studying towards Cisco CCNA certification

Full clean UK drivers licence
Valid SAFE PASS - CSCS European Equivelant
First Aid Trained
 

INTERESTS & ACTIVITIES

Sports: Snowboarding, cycling & rock climbing.
Music: As DJ I enjoy playing in bars, clubs and festivals across Europe.
Other: Art and Photography.
Travel: I have travelled Asia, North America and Europe for periods up to 6 months in both personal and working capacities.
 

REFERENCES

Can be made availible on request from the following :

Matter Studios, Cheyne Link, Pinewood TV Studios, FUNI Wear, Oak A Framing, CoolBus and more.

 
Extended work history
Date Company Type
June & July 2010 Cheyne Links / Betfair, LondonContract
I was a contracted wireman for the installation of Betfair's 3rd floor coms room. Installing copper and fiber data links, terminating into data patch panels, racks, power & Cisco 3600 series chassis switches.
Jan 2010 - May 2010 The Cool BusSelf Employed
Design and develop bespoke database driven booking system and CRM to manage all of the aspects and information. Since its inception there has been huge increases in productivity and enhanced customer service. I also worked as fulltime driver, transporting happy holiday makers to and from the airports and accomodation.
Sept 2009 - Dec 2009 Cheyne Links / Virgin MediaContract
Working as part of a technical team of engineers for Virgin Media rolling out equipment and cabling as part of a nationwide next generation TV platform. Involved in various high end IT suites & A/V installations in hotels, conference centers and schools up and down the country. - Responsible for all aspects of delivery, installation and network commissioning.
May 2009 - Sept 2009 Arcadia SpectacularSelf Employed
“Arcadia is a collaboration of artists, showmen and engineers who sculpt mind-blowing environments for events.” Working as a production assistant with a group of extremely creative minded people on a mobile performance centre piece featuring pyrotechnics, lights, PA and music. I was involved in all aspects of assembly, A/V installation, maintenance, running, dismantling and transport of the spectacular.
June 2008 - Dec 2008 Cheyne Links / Virgin MediaContract
Working as part of a technical team of engineers for Virgin Media rolling out equipment and cabling as part of a nationwide network upgrade for latest Broadband. Involved in various high end IT suites & A/V installations in hotels, conference centers and schools up and down the country. - Responsible for all aspects of delivery, installation and network commissioning.
2006 Wilson New Media ltdFull time
Web Developer leading to project manager.
Talisman London – Web & intranet Developer. Design and build bespoke stock, CRM and POS system.
IQIT MultiMedia – Multi media development for interactive TV, web and show stand content.
2003 - 2006 Talisman AntiquesFull time
My roll at Talisman was to completely computerise, photograph and catalogue near to 6000 individual and unique pieces of stock. Providing staff with a bespoke FileMaker Pro CRM, Stock and invoice manager. As the IT manager I was responsible for Email and PC install and maintenance. I also built there first website with up to date stock details driven by the Stock manager.
2002 - 2003 IQIT Multimedia LtdFull time
Multimedia & web developer responsible for graphics, code and testing of web based quiz games for the hotel TV market.
2000 - 2002 Telesoft Technologies LtdFull time
Joined the marketing team of a telecoms hardware and software manufacturer. Teams was responsible for website, printed materials, advertising, editorials, white papers, publishing, PR, show stand, and promotional activities.
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