Liam Merlyn

Liam Merlyn

Independant Web Designer, Developer, Marketer, SEO researcher, Social Media Explorer

Work History

Work History

Web Content Assistant

Nov 2014 - Present
Holland & Barrett International Ltd.

This role is currently a contract-based role that started with an initial three months and was then extended for an unset length of time.

Responsibilities in this role included:

  • Creating article pages in HTML/CSS for both GNC and Holland & Barrett
  • Managing and curating spreadsheet templates containing product information to upload onto the store's website.
  • Using Adobe Photoshop to edit, crop and clean up product images to set requirements.
  • Uploading content via ATG's BCC hub to publish products to the Pre-Production and eventual live website complete with product specifics such as: Nutritional Information, Directions for Use, Categories and more.
  • Fully comply with company naming conventions, product information reliability.

Car Park Assistant

Jan 2012 - Present
B&Q

Responsibilities in this role include:

  • Ensuring the car park remained empty of trolleys and rubbish
  • Helping customers to and from their car with products
  • Diverting traffic to other regions of the car park to ensure good traffic
  • Becoming a staff member in-doors whenever needed to help manage the queues

Marketing Assistant

Mar 2014 - Oct 2014
Frinter

This started as a three-month internship-After only two weeks, I was offered a full-time role in Frinter.

Responsibilities in this role included:

  • Curating content and copywriting articles to post on the company blog.
  • Social Media Management - Ensuring to interact with users via Social Media channels and to gain more users through channels.
  • Campaign Curation - Devising new ways to push the company with new campaigns to gain new users and keep current ones.
  • Website Management - Whilst it wasn't my job to so, I took the website on as my project to ensure functionality and content was kept up-to-date and attractive.

Warehouse Assistant/Manager

Jul 2011 - Jan 2012
The British Heart Foundation

Responsibilities in this role included:

  • Organizing furniture into a more efficient placement on the shop floor
  • Taking the role of manager when necessary Instructing others how and where to move items
  • Occasionally talking to the customers and helping them with their purchase

Kitchen Assistant/manager

Sep 2008 - Mar 2010
The Ferry Hotel

Responsibilities in this role included:

  • Ensuring foods and standard were kept above expectation
  • Talking to the guests and making them feel comfortable and enjoying their time
  • Managing the kitchen when the Kitchen Manager was absent and ensuring the kitchen was run smoothly without errors

Skills earned in this role:

  • Managerial skills within the workplace
  • Communication skills between myself and the customers
  • The know-how for running a workplace to and beyond standards Working towards a deadline, prioritising to allow things to be run efficiently

Education

Education

Online Courses Completed

2013 - 2014
Udemy.com
  • SEO Training Course by Moz
  • HTML Workshop
  • Dreamweaver CS6 MySQL PHP Data-Driven E-Commerce Course by Robert Farrell

  • How to Make Money and Sell Your Websites, Design and Hosting by Robert Farrell

BTEC National Diploma in ICT Level 2+3

2012 - 2013
Walsall College
Distinction Communicating in the IT Industry
Pass Working in the IT Industry
Distinction Computer Systems
Pass Business IT Skills
Merit Database Systems
Merit Website Development
Pass Animation Techniques

DiDA (Diploma in Digital Applications

2006 - 2009
Furness College

Final grade - Distinction

 

                                                                                                  

Computing Ability

  • Development: HTML/HTML5, CSS/CSS3, MySQL
  • Software: Dreamweaver, WordPress, Fireworks, Cinema 4D, Illustrator, Photoshop.
  • Hardware: Good applied knowledge of Intel based PC assembly, Installation and setup of servers / LAN networks.

Websites I Have Solely Developed

I am currently working on a number of projects, namely a library for hacks for the iPhone that users can submit to and moderate, and also my own personal portfolio page.

Interests (General)

Web technologies, 3D modelling with Cinema 4D, Photo Manipulation, Building and repairing computer systems.