If you’re looking for someone to build you a small to medium business website, hiring a freelancer is the perfect option.
Why would you choose me?
Rather than coming from a pure design background I’ve spent a lot of my working life at management level up until June 2014, while also freelancing part time since 1997.
So instead of hiring someone who’ll take the design led approach I’m more interested in your business, treating everything as a discovery process and using that information to move the online side of your business forward.
Before Freelancing Full Time…
I’ve held various positions in IT and web design over the years and I’ve been building websites since 1997 but most of the time this was as an employee or building the occasional website as a part time freelancer.
Listing my career history below should also show I’m definitely not a fresh faced web designer but have spent a lot of time at the sharp end of real businesses.
- 1987 – 2001 – Toolmaker (Plated Pressworks Ltd)
- 2001 – 2005 – Built animal housing / IT Support (Forsham Cottage Arks)
- 2005 – 2011 – Ecommerce manager (Forsham Cottage Arks)
- 2011 – 2014 – Web and communications manager (Z&B Vintners Ltd)
- 2014 – Freelance web designer (TN2 Networks)
One breakthrough moment was working for Forsham Cottage Arks. Being that ‘fresh faced designer’ I was confronted by the stark reality that a nice looking website isn’t necessarily a great one. That was when I started down the internet marketing route.
18 months later I had some very happy bosses staring at an online revenue figure that had quadrupled, but anyway, the rest is history as they say.
If you’ve made it this far and think this is the guy I’d like to have building my next website or you just need some website related help, visit my contact page and send me a few details.