I am a self employed Multimedia designer available to hire for a wide range of digital projects including, but not limited to, website design and development, video production, animation, multimedia application development and graphic design.
Based in the scenic Yorkshire town of Otley, I am perfectly situated to clients surrounding the Bradford, Leeds, Ilkley and Harrogate areas. However, my current client base extends across all of the UK and even into Europe.
In the four years that I have been a multimedia designer I have developed skills in a wide range of multimedia disciplines and worked on projects for a variety of clients from primary schools to large government organisations.
Between 2006 and 2009 I worked at Bradford based multimedia design company Interactive Learning. Established in 2001, Interactive Learning specialised in video production, website design and e-learning content creation for both the corporate and educational sectors.
I couldn’t have asked for a better introduction to the multimedia industry. Whilst at Interactive Learning I developed a very diverse set of skills, met some great people and gained a good understanding of the educational sector.
Some of the biggest projects I worked on were:
Adding up to a lifetime (http://www.addinguptoalifetime.org.uk/)
A large multimedia resource produced for the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust designed to teach financial literacy skills to secondary schools. The popular resource is freely available to schools across the United Kingdom and incorporates interactivity, video, animation, graphics and voiceovers to enhance the user experience.
Making the Most of Your Money
A medium sized multimedia presentation produced for the Financial Services Authority. The resource helps users develop their financial capability through content enhanced by video interviews, animations, voiceovers and interactive tasks
A series of short videos, each in the region of around 15 minutes, designed to support Applied GCSEs. The aim was to support aspects of the curriculum that are difficult for students and teachers to access. This exciting project took me to a number of interesting places including Carrington Training Ground to film a Manchester United under-18s game, Newquay Zoo and French theme park ‘Parc du Futuroscope’.
I have a Bachelor of Science honours degree in “Computer Animation and Special Effects” obtained at The University of Bradford. Though the course title sounds specific it taught me a wealth of skills and left me perfectly equipped for my career ahead. The modules on this course consisted of:
- Media analysis
- Imaging and design
- Audio visual fundamentals
- Foundations of communication skills
- Multimedia user interface design
- Fundamentals of computer programming
- Computer systems and networks
- Conventions of animation
- 3D Character Modelling and Animation
- Distributed Virtual Reality Environment Programming
- Image processing and manipulation
- Running a Small Medium Enterprise
- Media contexts
- Multimedia application development
- Video production
- Computer generated special effects
- Design for industry
- Advanced character animation
- Technical animation and scripting
- Imaging innovations
Throughout both employment and education I have been privileged enough to develop skills with a range of software packages and coding languages including:
- Adobe Flash
- Adobe Photoshop
- Adobe Illustrator
- Adobe Dreamweaver
- Adobe Premiere
- Adobe After Effects
- Adobe Soundbooth
- 3D Studio Max
- Alias Maya
- Blender 3D
- Smith Micro Poser
- Matchware Mediator
- The full Microsoft Office suite
- MEL Script