- Manchester, GB
- £7 /hr
- Available now
I have over a decade's experience of web and design services, coupled with copy-writing and marketing skills.
While studying for a Journalism degree in the mid 1990s, Imore...I have over a decade's experience of web and design services, coupled with copy-writing and marketing skills.
While studying for a Journalism degree in the mid 1990s, I took a course in web development and saw the potential of a career that combined my passions for writing, design and IT.
After graduating, my work as a freelance web developer attracted attention from one of Manchester’s leading web agencies, who head-hunted me to become their new Web Team Manager, and later their Creative Director.
While working there, my colleague Sean Wilson and I came up with the idea of using Flash games and animations to drive traffic to websites. The idea proved so successful that we decided to set up our own business, Defused Interactive, which was one of the first companies in the world to specialise in Viral Marketing.
The company was very successful and was commissioned to provide online games and interactive animations for a host of blue-chip clients including BBC, Channel 4, Channel 5, ABC TV and Blackthorn Cider.
Our Flash games site, known as 'The Site With No Name', received tens of thousands of visitors each day, and one viral animation during the 2002 World Cup was viewed by over one million people within the first 24 hours of being released.
Following the success of this pioneering Viral Marketing work, the company was commissioned to work on two major interactive educational projects, including a government-backed project to create a 3D 'Virtual School' environment.
Since then, the business - now called Underground Creative Ltd - has continued to be at the cutting-edge of new trends on the internet, most recently specialising in developing bespoke Social Networking communities as well as Facebook and Myspace games and applications.
Our Penalty Shootout app has become one of Facebook's most popular sports games, played by thousands of people worldwide every day.
And I am also one of the founders of a new Social Collaboration site, www.Wooshare.com, which has already secured investment from some top dot com experts and is set to grow rapidly in the next 12 months.
So if you are looking for expertise in the fields of web development, graphic design, copy writing, Social Networking, programming or web trends, drop me a line and we'll be happy to help.
Area Covered: Manchester, North West
Company Name: Underground Creative Ltd
Work Experience Summary: I have 10 years experience of running a business in multimedia development. As a hands-on company director, I have knowledge of all aspects of the industry from programming and database work, through to design, layout and copy-writing; and project management, customer relations and project planning and analysis.
Education Summary: I have a degree in Journalism, specialising in web copy, which means that unlike many techies or designers I also know how to write engaging web copy that interesting and also search engine optimised.
Web developer and copy-writer