History

A summary of key roles and events in my career to date

03/14 – current

Consultant & Director

Records Sound the Same Ltd

Through my company I work as a consultant on strategic and digital transformation projects.

My work involves a real mix (everyone's different), but includes things like: project research, discovery, and requirements gathering; assessing systems and processes for areas of improvement; helping to change culture; setting strategy, defining roadmaps; coaching and teaching skills. I aim to improve user experiences as well as balancing these with business needs, and make sure that technical conversations can be understood by everyone in a business.

Clients include Manor Racing F1 team, Hotelplan (Inghams, Ski Total), Henley College Coventry, Patchwork, and more.

01/13 – 2015

Contract Digital Solutions Architect

Accenture Digital, Ostmodern, Precedent, Coast Digital

After leaving the world of full-time employment, I initially spent a period of time contracting with other digital agencies in order to gain broad exposure to different technologies and practices, balancing this with my direct clients in between.

Projects included the BBC, BT, UTV, Survivors UK, David Lloyd Leisure, The MS Society, SSE.

12/11 – 12/12

Head of Technology

Lightmaker UK

As Head of Technology at Lightmaker UK my primary responsibilities included setting the technical direction and strategy for the company, assisting with high level project direction, offering technical strategy and consultancy services, and working alongside our Sales and Marketing team for pitches and RFPs.

I also worked closely with our partners (Adobe, Microsoft, AWS, NTT Europe Online, Rackspace, Akamai, Sitecore) in order to forge relationships which would benefit our clients.

I was able to work with some great clients on some fantastic projects. These include Electronic Arts, D-Link, Eurotunnel, Nokia, Royal Bank of Scotland, The R&A, Phaidon Press, JK Rowling, Disney Interactive Studios, Innocent Drinks, Manchester United, Fulham FC, Chelsea FC, Sony Entertainment, Pitcher & Piano, the British Blood Transfusion Society, The FA, The LTA, Yamaha, Mondial Insurance, NHSBT, National Galleries of Scotland, and the COI - to name but a few.

07/09 – 12/11

Technical/Solutions Architect

Lightmaker UK

Reporting directly to the Managing Director, I was responsible for the architecture and documentation of solutions and processes, training, direct management of 7 full time developers, business/technical strategy, training, technical sales, and some project development work.

04/09 – 07/09

Head Developer

Lightmaker UK

Promotion from Lead Developer role, continuation and extension of responsibilities.

09/08 – 04/09

Lead Developer

Lightmaker UK

Promotion from Developer role, continuation and extension of responsibilities.

05/05 – 09/08

Developer

Lightmaker UK

As Developer through to Head Developer at Lightmaker I was responsible for creating and maintaining websites for clients including Electronic Arts, NHSBT, Manchester United, Innocent Drinks, J.K. Rowling, London 2012, LTA, David Beckham Academy, Phaidon Press, Pitcher & Piano and Business Link.

Development work involved using bespoke and third party CMS products, implementing ecommerce solutions, and API integrations. I was very client-facing, often attending meetings for requirements gathering or to discuss potential solutions. Pitches were also occasionally attended, and CMS training sessions were given.

My development experience in these roles spanned a variety of technologies, and included HTML, CSS, JavaScript/jQuery, ColdFusion, PHP, Classic ASP, C# ASP.NET, Flex, Flash AS2/3, XML, Oracle, MS SQL Server, MySQL. I worked with analytics technologies including Adobe Omniture SiteCatalyst (writing a paper for Electronic Arts regarding best practices for their custom implementation) and Google Analytics.

Industry awards & certification

Finalist - DevelopHER Awards 2016

Finalist in the Entrepreneur category

ODI Individual Supporter - 2015

The UK Open Data Institute

Open Data in a Day course - 2014

Run by the Open Data Institute

Adobe Community Professional - 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

One of a select few hundred individuals recognised globally for their expertise

Google Analytics Platform Principles - 2014

Google Analytics Academy course

Sitecore Certified Sales Course - June 2009, 2012

Sitecore CMS official training course

NMA Effectiveness Award - 2009

Entertainment Category - EA Spore. Worked on the project as Head Developer at Lightmaker UK

Interactive Media Awards™ - 2009

Winner of 'Best in Class' - Games Industry category with Lightmaker UK and the Electronic Arts 'Spore' website - worked on the project as Head Developer