Summary

Mark is renowned for his entrepreneurial spirit, with extensive experience within the internet, design, video, and photography businesses. His skills are an important marriage for any company striving for a high standard in their multimedia business developments. His clients have included: Mercedes Benz, Porsche, Jeep, Fidelity Investments, Jupiter Asset Management and Daimler Chrysler to name but a few. Mark is a natural coach; he is patient, organised and reliable with excellent leadership, communication and written skills. Keen to keep up with current technology and would be ideally suited to a challenging environment; he is definitely a bonus to any companies growth as either a consultant or employee.

Work History

Work History
Oct 2006 - Present

Owner

Studio1st
Photographic Studio Hire Studio1st is based in the heart of the West End of London and is ideal for portrait, fashion and castings. The studio comes equipped with full lighting, backdrops, make-up area, kitchen and bathroom. Details can be found here: http://www.studio1st.com
Jan 2004 - Present

Multimedia Designer / Photographer / Manager

Jupiter Investment Management

Jupiter Asset Management is one of the UK's leading fund management groups, managing investments for both private and institutional investors.

Dec 1997 - Present

Co-owner

mba4success.com

Co-founder responsible for the successful management of the mba4success Business Education Network. The network online breaks the latest news and trends concerning business education - MBA, EMBA, Executive Education - to a global readership. Features include the independent WCW MBA, EMBA, Executive Education rankings, interviews with the deans of the top business schools and the MBA admissions committees, Special Reports, and post-MBA career trends, including recruitment. For further information visit: http://www.mba4success.com

2000 - 2004

Multimedia / Photography / Video (Freelancer)

Worked within the Fidelity’s internal design agency, developing multimedia projects and streaming video • Managed and implemented design elements to Fidelity websites • Organised coaching across teams, to implement best web practices • Helped introduce video capture and editing capabilities within previously print orientated environment • Established and developed multi media design projects in various formats including streaming video, flash and enhanced CD-Roms • Created video stings for high profile corporate events pushing the Fidelity brand • Engineered the look and feel for many web form applications • Produced webcast material for streaming to clients via Fidelity websites
Jan 2002 - Feb 2002

Freelance Designer (Contractor)

Financial Times

Worked closely with the Marketing department of FT.com, ensuring the smooth transition between the name change of FT MarketWatch to FT Investor. • Successful designed the production of banner advertising ads • Redesigned various email news letters, whilst keeping the FT corporate brand in place • Developed B2B informative PowerPoint presentation

2000 - 2002

Multi Media Designer (Manager)

1eEurope
1eEurope UK is a subsidiary of 1eEurope International, a leading pan-European e-business solutions provider with an integrated network of over 300 employees. Looked after a small team of 5 designers, assisting them in developing their skills; teaching them about compatibility and userability • Formulate layout and design concepts/architecture, select and secure suitable illustrative material or conceived and delegate production of sites to junior web designers or photographers • Designed company visual communications media, such as, posters, packaging and on-line services • Review illustrative material and consult with client or individual responsible for presentation regarding budget • Analyse and adjust web sites for cross browser compatibility and improvements of overall speed and users navigation • Clients included: Eurotunnel, Agfa Monotype, British Telecom, Ceridian, Corgi Gas and Winesmart to name but a few
1999 - 2000

Senior Web Designer

MotorTRAK
Designed over 200 sites for the motorcar industry, assisted new team members with building their design skills and usability • Liaised with Porsche for the development of their web style guide • Main client base I designed for: Peugeot, Jaguar, Jeep, Mercedes Benz, Porsche and Lexus • Developed dealership websites to follow brand of the car manufacturer • Trained staff on cross browser compatibility and design practices
1996 - 1999

Web Design Trainer / Marketing Executive

Direct Computer Training
Originally joined DCT to learn networking, as an entrance to getting into the web industry. In my free time I would use the schools equipment to build websites for local companies. The head of the school saw this and asked whether I would like to set up and teach a web design course. In 2000 the course I designed became the national curriculum; which is taught today in schools and colleges in the UK today • Trained in Web design, HTML, Photoshop, Animation and JavaScript • Worked with the classes to produce commercial websites as part of their course • Organised the marketing strategies for the course • In two years the course grew from strength to strength, starting from one student in a morning course which swiftly increased to 10 students, with in a couple of months an afternoon course and night course had been introduced

Education

Education

Various Courses

Various Training Vendors
- Affective Management and Strategies in Today’s Workplace - Video Editing - Video Lighting - Action Scripting for Flash - Penetration Testing
1989 - 1992

2:1

University College for the Creative Arts at Canterbury, Epsom, Farnham, Maidstone and Rochester
1987 - 1989

Foundation Degree Fashion Design

1985 - 1988

Thomas Peacock Community College
1985 - 1988

Thomas Peacock school