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Music Professional

Peterlee, County Durham, United Kingdom
October 30, 2016

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Ian Blevins

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County Durham




Full UK Driving License

Personal Statement

I am graduate from Northumbria University with a 2:1 in Internet Computing. Since then I have had several positions in this area and continued to learn and put much of what I learned to good use. I have gained most enjoyment from working within the music industry. I began working in PR and worked my way to manage PR teams and further work on events all over the world. Through my DJ career I have learned to utilise social media, deal with record labels and forge beneficial long term relationships with promoters. I have so been involved in promoting and running 2 popular club nights in the northeast of England in everything from the booking of world class guests through to the design and promotion of each event. I am looking to secure a position in a reputable organisation where I can utilise my current experience and skill set, and develop these further alongside learning new skills.


Northumbria University 2006 - (BSc) Internet Computing – 2:1 (Upper Division) Durham Sixth Form Centre 99/01 - A Level: IT (C), Design & Communication (D), AS Level: Maths (D), Awards Community Sports Leaderships Awards, Higher Sports Leadership Award Easington Comprehensive School 99 - 10 GSCE passes including English Language (B) and Maths (B) Work Experience

Music Professional – Resident DJ, Producer

(We Love, Future Disco, That Old Chestnut) 2008 - Present I have spent a lot of summers working in Ibiza where I started off in working in PR and over the last 7 year I have been resident for We Love at Space as well as Future Disco at Carl Cox's club night. I also have experience running my own club nights in the north east (The Ghetto and That Old Chestnut) and I have managed my own DJ career where I have been fortunate to play at many club nights and festivals across the globe. I have my own music released and forthcoming on LA Culprit, Magic Wand, Constant State, Blind Jacks Journey, Disco Bloodbath, Keep it Zen, Rothmans, Audio Parallax, Colour Series, Saft and Future Boogie and I'm looking to release on my own labels soon.

Challenger Technologies

System Editor Feb – May 2013

Temporary role where I assisted the IT and Sales department in various roles. It was important to think creatively to produce new ideas as well as liaising with departments regarding product improvements and the requirements of the job.


Aframe Mar – Apr 2011 / Oct – Nov 2011

Depending on clients request document the contents of video footage in use for video editing through the use of digital tagging.


Surreal Creative April 2011 – June 2011

Assist management with web based projects and liaise with software team in Argentina. Update content for website and keep on top of weekly targets, whilst also testing the site daily. Playground PR & Marketing December 2009 – February 2010 Assistant Manager

To work alongside PR & Market Manager driving marketing and promotions for this independent music festival, including planning and budget management, resulting in a 40% increase in ticket revenues Providing point of contact for all festival artists, with responsibility for managing transportation, on-site artist care and management of artist contract fulfilment

Liaising with print and broadcast media to ensure successful organisation of pre-event promotions, together with coordination of internet, street promotions, posters, billboards, competitions and retail outlet marketing and advertising initiatives

Recruit and direct a team to lead the street campaigns and promotions, ensuring smooth integration with other marketing activities

Stage Manager Pacha, Sydney, NYE Jan 2010

To oversee and manage one of the main rooms as part of a massive 6 room event dealing with international artists and entertainers. My job ensured dealing with every aspect of the room from the equipment and lights, to making sure everyone including DJ’s, dancers and other acts did their job. PR June 2007 – September 2009

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We Love, Space, Ibiza

Oversaw the promotional work in the Play Den Bossa area of Ibiza for ‘We love...Sundays’. This is one of the most popular weekly events on the island, attracting crowds in excess of 9,000 people. I was responsible for managing, motivating and organising a team in the Play Den Bossa area to distribute flyers to shops and customer to gain discounted entry to clubs. This work was liaised back to Head Office where we discussed and analysed what and where we could improve. I also took the views and opinions of the workers into consideration and fed this back to management in order to improve performance. Work alongside our Ibiza town team as well as coordinating my efforts with the Play Den Bossa team which meant organising my work and time more effectively as well as maintaining a high standard of communication and motivation.

IT Helpdesk Support December 07 – March 08


Taking incoming calls regarding a variety of fixes from printing issues to server failure. I was responsible for each problem and following this through until an end solution can be found. This often involved liaising with other teams effectively although the fixes were predominately 1 st time. As a lot of the fixes were 1st time then maintaining strict targets on top of providing excellent customer service was also paramount.

Barclays Bank January 2007 – June 2007

Personal Accounts Consultant

Talking to loyal customers about their current circumstances and recommending Barclays products or services listing the benefits of these and how they fit the customers needs. Instantly building rapport with the customer, listening to what they are saying in order to establish what products or services are most suitable for the customer.

Constantly had to meet targets. If targets were not met by any chance then it was appropriate to analyze why these weren’t being met and make adjustments accordingly. Garlands November 2006 – January2007

2nd Line Technical Advisor

Provide 2nd line assistance to customers after initial first line fix has not solved problem regarding any broadband issues from the provider. This involves greater depth of technical knowledge and quicker analysis skills also. Microcomputing Limited October 2004 – August 2005


Remote and online customer support. This involved responding to onsite incidents as well as offering remote fixes. Technical pre sales which involved providing advice to customers on potential requirements and also drawing up specifications for the clients’ solutions.

Various internal projects both involving hardware/ software installation as well as creating systems that would increase productivity. Also involved the design and implementation of a brand new company website and assisting the investigation, development and deployment of the company intranet. Skills developed

Planning, Motivation and organisation. Much of the time I was trusted enough to be left to my own devices. I quickly learnt to time and task manage successfully and to keep on top of work tasks and clients. Team work. Effectively communicating and working alongside current members of the software and hardware team to good effect.

Technical experience. Gaining a large amount of technical experience by being involved in a wide range of areas. Problem solving. Learning to overcome any internal or external factors that may affect the work I was doing by finding different ways to complete tasks and projects if problems did arise. 1st Line Support Agent: EDS, Peterlee – DWP, June – October 2004 Processing Operative: EDS, Peterlee – Lloyds TSB, June – October 2003 Hobbies and Interests

My interests involve music, football, cricket, swimming, running and travelling. References: Mark Broadbent, Andrew Livesey

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