Interest

Games

Interested in playing and discussing matters related to computer games.

Fitness

Interested in Health and fitness. Exercises include weight and resistance training.

Graphic Design

Has created many graphic design pieces in spare time.

Summary

An enthusiastic, hard working and articulate individual who is capable of creating strong, innovative Web pages using HTML/XHTML, CSS/CSS2, XML, JavaScript, Adobe Dreamweaver and Adobe PhotoShop/Fireworks as well as Flash and considerable passion. Attained a 2:1 degree in Information Technology and Society in June 2003, which included creating user-friendly Web sites. Possesses a high level of general computer knowledge (especially graphics applications) and a flexible approach to work.

Web Sites Contributed To

All international sites listed under

http://www.sun.com/worldwide/

Objective

Pursue career in Web Development, Design and Marketing.

Skills

Skills

Driving Licence

Full UK Licence with use of own vehicle.

Languages - Russian

Currently improving knowledge of the Russian language.

Languages - German

A good command of the German language.

Languages - Polish

Fluent use of the Polish language.

Languages - English

Native knowledge of the English language.

Communication

Communication skills put into good use in a Work, Technology and Organisation presentation (first year of university). An excellent command of the English language.

Creativity

Much imagination and thought for artwork, reflected in Art and Design qualification. Fluent in the use of Adobe PhotoShop CS 1, 2 and 3.

Technical skills

Operated numerous personal computer applications with expertise and provided assistance with their operation. Attained expertise in HTML/XHTML as well as a very good understanding of CSS/CSS2, XML and JavaScript. Professional knowledge of W3C (including WCAG) guidelines. A good knowledge of Flash.

Work History

Work History
Nov 2004 - Present

Senior Web Producer

Sun Microsystems

Generating Web-based HTML/XHTML news articles, event pages, newsletters, promotions and customer/partner feedback forms which meets strict W3C guidelines. On a daily basis, this includes ensuring that correct CSS formatting is applied, making sure corporate-approved JavaScripts function (taking remedial action if necessary) and modifying XML files that work in conjunction with JSP pages to render globally managed information dynamically.

Further daily responsibilities include using Adobe PhotoShop CS 2 and 3 to generate original Web image assets (particularly banners) and ensuring the smooth operation of the Sun Microsystems feature story internationalisation process (having championed it in the first place), which involves liaising with the Social Media and Publishing teams in the United States. Additionally, used the feature story internationalisation process to enable the updating of the international privacy policy pages.

Co-project manager of the UK training catalogue deployment team.

 
Oct 2003 - Apr 2004

Installation Service Centre Assistant

B&Q
Aug 2001 - Jul 2002

Trainee Researcher

Trend Control Systems

Work included software testing, proof reading, Web page design using HTML and JavaScript, graphic design (especially icons) and schematic page development.

Jun 1996 - Jul 1996

Trainee Lithographic Printer/Macintosh Graphic Designer

Repro Workshop (currently Chalvington Press)

Provided high level of satisfaction, speed and efficiency. Dealt effectively with page layout and printer set-up. This position marked the start of gaining a professional familiarisation of Adobe Illustrator.

Education

Education
1999 - 2003

BSc (Hons) Information Technology and Society

University of Portsmouth

Awarded 2:1 in June 2003

2002 - 2003

Final year - Relevant units

A Critical Evaluation of Technology;

Science, Technology and the Media

2000 - 2001

Second year - Relevant units

Internet Usability and Applications;

Introduction to E-commerce

1999 - 2000

First year - Relevant units

Personal Computer Systems Operation and Architecture;

Developing Information Systems

Major Project (Final year)

Dissertation: 'A Critical Examination of the Extent to which the Internet has Enabled People to Actively Participate in Media - with Particular Reference to Computer Games'. This involved:

  • An investigation into how society has responded to the increased availability of interactive digital media;
  • An examination of how the Internet and its web-like structure has helped to improve the availability of interactive digital media;
  • An explanation of what the transition from passive consumption of media to active participation in media means and implies.
1993 - 1997

GCSEs: 9 grades A-C including German (A*), Art and Design (A), Double Science (BB), Information Systems (B)

Bohunt Community School

Portfolio

Certifications

Certifications
Feb 2006 - Present

Fundamentals in PhotoShop CS2

Corps Business Training
Aug 2009 - Present

Flash: ActionScript 3 Introduction

Corps Business Training