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Development Design

Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom
May 19, 2017

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Tom Owens BA (hons) CV ******54253

Professional Experience

Freelance Website Design, 02-16 - Present: Short and permanent contracts. Primarily the contracts were back end PHP with the use of HTML5 and CSS3 were interactivity or animation was needed.

List of Contracts

HoneyBvapes 20-04-17 - Present: encrypted eCommerce using native PHP web design and development.

Pareto, 4 Newton Court,Wavertree Tech. Park, Liverpool 18-04-17- 28-04-17: Web Developer Building a highly complex lead management system. Bootstrap, NativePHP, SQL, XAMPP, JavaScript, TortoiseSVN, CSS3.

Umrah'sBakery ecommerce Magento store, custom graphically designed. PHP, SQL, Photoshop.

Certified Amazon and eBay Partner 09-14 – 02-16: Internet Entrepreneur

This was a self employed position which I took up due to the fact that I simultaneously sold Mobile Phone Accessories online whilst at Customise It, this was proving more profitable. I was therefore able to resign on good terms. I also operated a part time market stall for clearance which gave me a professional introduction to retail.

Customise It, 72 Spindus Lane Speke Hall Industrial Estate 07-13 – 09-14: Frontend and Graphic Designer. A Printing Company based in the South of the City Marketing primarily online. My job revolved around Graphic Design and Photoshop responsibilities as well as to a lesser degree design and development of the existing web presence.

“Tom is quick learner and asset to my company” Lee Woof: MD (Skype:al.pacino692).

Trinity Mirror Sport Media, Capital Building, Old Hall Street, Liverpool (Part of Trinity Mirror Plc) 09-12 – 07-13: Interactive Designer.

My responsibilities were broad including HTML5, app development with in Adobe InDesign using specialist extensions such as Folio Builder. I gained a wealth of experience in production at a large professional company who have numerous industry leading Clients. I took a lead role in the interactive parts of digital production. This included updating the Chelsea FC website and the TM Sport Media website. Clients also included Everton FC, Arsenal FC, Welsh Rugby Union, English Rugby Union, West Bromwich Albion, Tottenham Hotspur, Nike Tiempo and publications on behalf of the Royal Family and even Muhammad Ali.

HTML5, Javascript, CSS, JQuery, InDesign, Folio Builder, Android, IOS, Adobe Suite, Photoshop CS5.5. Frontend development including twitter feed.

iDev Interactive and NT Media 11/11 – 09/12: Freelance Web Developer.

I worked as a freelance website developer under the trading name of iDev Interactive. I also operated a Bluetooth marketing enterprise which was set to take advantage of the growing Smartphone market.

Magento, HTML, Flash AS3, PHP, JS, XML, DHTML, CAD 7. JQuery, SQL, XML, Flex.

List of Some Previous Clients:

The Help and Support Group Community portal for non-governmental organisations.

Fast-Trac A website to showcase an exporter and shipment company.

South Liverpool Angling Ltd. Brochure website development which I have agreed to share in profits once the Magento end of the online store is developed.

Northwest Electrical A Brochure website development for a Cumbria based Electrical Firm.

The Reptile World Ltd. Magento website development for successful small business based in Widnes.

Eurogarden Ltd. Requiring the development of a Magento based ecommerce website with Flash content to beat rivals on search engine positioning and look and feel.

Buddy's Bait & Tackle The build of a Magento based ecommerce website.

Liverpool Kuk Sool Won The development of a Flash based brochure website from strict design specification laid down in partnership with this internationally renowned brand. The company are part of World Kuk Sool Won and have a prestigious claim to being founded by the master of Kung Fu Bruce Lee himself. So the the website was required to be built to a high standard. There was also the need to provide ongoing support and maintenance.

Keyresponse Locksmith, Prenton. The locksmith industry is surprisingly competitive online and the Client required the development of a large website that would index well for a variety of keywords. In simple terms this technique is generally called micro-site development.

South Liverpool Recycling Ltd. The build of this company's first website. HTML.

Airside Installations Ltd (Quest Devon Ltd) 03/10 05/11, 77 Broad Street Peter Head AB42 1JL

After the Director of Creative Media Arts closed the firm I was offered a position with Airside which is an Engineering firm. My role was primarily IT and administration based however it did allow me the free time to take on some freelance website design contracts in order to keep my skills up to date. It was also a fantastic opportunity to travel across the country from Northern Ireland to Bournemouth. I spent 6 months based on the islands of Trinidad and Tobago for this firm.

Creative Media Arts Ltd. 10/08 02/10 42 St. Mary's Road, Liverpool L19 6HA: Web Designer.

Primarily a Design and Development position. I brought my vast experience in a myriad of the most popular software on the market. Requiring a high motivation and a comprehensive knowledge of technology. Providing services to many established New Media Companies based around the UK variously Liverpool, Manchester and London. The business comprised Nick Crowley as Manager and myself as principal designer and developer.

“Tom is both intelligent and observant, he would be a real asset to your firm.”

Nick Crowley, Creative Media Arts: MD, Now Eurogarden Ltd.: Director, 0151 486 2895

Reflex Communications Ltd. 04/08 - 10/08 Sale, Manchester

Flash Actionscript trouble shooting for a number of clients and the development of a digital interactive display for a major medical industry event. My position here required, explaining technical information in a clearly, including back-end web development, scripting, graphic design and studio development.

Scorpion Gaming Systems Ltd. 06/07 12/07 Berkshire

A London based arcade machine games developers. The largest distributor of skill with prizes games in the UK. My role was Senior Designer of a team of 3 for a period of 6 months. Working for IT box and Chameleon Games, we met with interesting people and major blue chip clients such as News Corp. I was principally responsible for completing around 40 separate games. Here I was also responsible for completing expense returns and time sheets for junior staff.

“Tom's was a pleasure to both work with and spend time with.”

Kevin Holleran, Supervisor Scorpion Gaming Systems Ltd. 07771670140

MWIS Media Ltd. 12/05 – 04/07 (Now YOMA )

While still studying in a Bachelor degree, I worked part time for this very successful marketing agency. It was at MWIS I cultivated a partnership which would become CMA. Undertaking many SME projects involving sales discussions, round the clock development and product testing to a high standard.

Melling Mount Garages Ltd. 04/04 - 10/05 Melling near Kirkby Liverpool L32.

Working part time as a Forecourt Cashier whilst studying at Liverpool John Moore's University.

(LADT) Liverpool Architecture and Design Trust 12/02 06/04 Greenland Street, Liverpool, L2.

Assisting the design team in primarily mapping a 3D computer model of the City of Liverpool. Also website updating and copywriting duties. Here I was introduced to CAD and HTML professionally, 3D architectural design using Adobe Dimensions including the testing of my ability to quickly get to grips with new software. Resigned in order to attend University Full time.

Merseyside Forum of Sculptural Design 06/02 01/03, 3 Bluecoat Chambers School Lane, L1 3BX.

Here I lent myself to all tasks including model making, sculptural repair, sculptural casting and sculptural design. Resigned in order to work for LADT and become more involved in a digital design environment.


BA hons 2:2 Digital Arts @ John Moore's University Graduation; 2006.

Foundation Degree Multimedia @ John Moore's University Graduation; 2005.

BTEC Computer Aided Design @ Riversdale College, Graduated; 2002

BTEC Engineering @ Riversdale College, Graduated; 2002

AS Level in Sculpture & Painting @ The Bluecoat Arts Centre, Graduated; 2003

GCSE A Dual Science, GCSE A Graphics, GCSE A Art, GCSE B Maths, GCSE B French, GCSE B English Literature

GCSE B English Language @ Calderstones Senior School

Other Skills

Full Clean Driver's Licence Held since 2005.

LinkedIn Learning: Drupal 8 Essential Training, May 2017.

Coursera Social Tactic and SEO in assoc. Singapore University, Apr 2017.

Coursera International Business II, in assoc. University of New Mexico, Feb 2017

City and Guilds In Personal Development and Team Management; 2016.

CSCS Health & Safety Card. Received; 2009.

3 weeks of sales training at KSC Kirby Industrial Cleaners and Platinum Force Marketing Ltd. combined. Received; 2010,

Odesk Flash Developer Examination Passed; 2007

Merseyside Police, Calderstones Area, Helicopter and Crime Awareness Poster Design.

Competition Winner, 1st Prize. Received; 1999.

Liverpool City Council, Mosley Hill District, Recycling and Sustainable Development Poster Design. Competition, Winner 2nd Prize. Received; 1999.

Scripts, Software and Computer Languages

Expert@ HTML5, Flash, Flash AS3, XML, Dreamweaver, DHTML, Fireworks, Photoshop CC, PHPMyAdmin.

Advanced@ PHP, MySQL, JS, JQuery, Flex, WordPress, XAMPP.

Proficient@ Adobe CS Suite, CSS3, Magento Front-end, CAD 7, Bootstrap, Joomla, Drupal.

Beginner@ (touched on) Tortoise SVN, AJAX, Metronics.


“Tom is quick learner and asset to my company”

Lee Woof, Director of Customize It, available on Skype with ID of al.pacino692

“Tom is both intelligent and observant, he would be a real asset to your firm.”

Nick T. Crowley, Director Eurogarden Ltd, Formerly Director of CMA, 0151 486 2895

“Tom's was a pleasure to both work with and spend time with.”

Kevin Holleran, Supervisor Scorpion Gaming Systems, 07771670140

Extended Contact details

Skype ID: idevinteractive

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