CV

Summary

I’m an ideas guy with business and production skills to match. Exceeding client expectations by motivating teams to produce great work and measurable results, delivered on time and within budget is what I’m all about. Before focusing on agency work I spent 3 years as Co-Owner/Manager of Evans & Finch ltd, building my technical knowledge whilst managing a creative web start-up. I have an animation industry background with 10 years experience as an Adobe Flash character animator

Skills

  • Digital project management in fast-paced agency environments
  • Small business management and online product development
  • Creative direction on digital and animation projects
  • User focused web design, online strategy and social media consultancy
  • Senior level Adobe Flash animator with traditional 2D background
  • Excellent working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite
  • Basic knowledge of HTML, CSS, Javascript and common web technologies
  • Highly self-motivated with a ruthless eye for detail but always a dedicated team player

Employment

     2014 – 2015 Project Manager, Simpleweb Ltd

  • End to end digital project management

     2013 – 2014 Senior Producer, Beef Ltd

  • Agile, Iterative and Waterfall project management
  • Detailed project planning and production management
  • Working closely with the studio manager to schedule resource
  • Budget management, planning and quote production
  • Daily Liaison with freelance developers and studio development team
  • Management of internal Quality Assurance and external User Acceptance Testing
  • Running regular internal and external project reviews

     2011 – 2013 Digital Project Manager, Rockpool Digital

  • Project managing technical website builds for large corporates including Sainsburys, BP, Sky and Healthspan
  • Managing end-to-end project lifecycle of 100k+ digital deliveries in Bristol & London offices
  • Detailed Project planning, budget management and scheduling of studio resource
  • Regular Communication of risks, issues and status updates to client stakeholders
  • Working with Account Management and Business Analysis teams on change management process
  • Organisation of internal Quality Assurance and External User Acceptance Testing
  • Maintaining CRM and reporting project status updates to Head of Project Delivery
  • Member of the Corporate Social Responsibility team.

     2008 – 2011 Creative Director, Evans & Finch Ltd

  • Business management, product development and lead generation
  • Client liason, account and project management
  • Online strategy and social media management
  • Concept, design, wire-frames and brief creation for web development projects
  • Managing freelance and in-house creative teams
  • Flash front-end design, FLA build, rigging and animation

     2006 – 2008 Senior Flash Animator, Fishboyfilms

  • Flash character animation for web, commercial and series work for broadcast
  • Character design
  • Storyboards

     2004 – 2006 Head Flash Animator, APPlus

  • Flash character animation for animated series Dusty & Musty (HIT Entertainment)
  • Responsible for QA of animation output from Bristol team (10 animators)

     1999 – 2004 Traditional 2D & Flash Animator, A Productions

  • Flash character animation for TV/web broadcast
  • Traditional 2D animation for TV series work and live action.
  • Storyboards

Software

  • Adobe CS, specialist in Flash, Photoshop, Illustrator, AFX, Premiere and Audition
  • MS Office
  • MS Project and Omniplan
  • WordPress
  • Google Apps for Business

Education

1998 – 1999 BA Animation, GCADT
1996 – 1998 HND Animation, The Arts Institute at Bournemouth
1995 – 1996 BTEC Art & Design, De Montfort Lincoln

Interests

Technology, Digital, Social Media, Art, Animation, Sound Design, Music

References available on request

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