Resume

I am an accomplished Web Designer, Developer and Digital Marketing specialist with a proven track record in delivering quality websites for small to large businesses.

Sumary

Alan Coles

  • Harrogate, Yorkshire, UK
  • +44 (0)7833 570039
  • hello@arcoles.uk

Education

GNVQ Advanced Art & Design - Desktop Publishing

1995 - 1999

Harrogate College, Harrogate, HG2 8QT

2 Year Advanced GNVQ Course. Evening course in Desktop Publishing.

Primary / Secondary School

1986 - 1995

St. James School, Grimsby, DN34 4SY

GCSEs: Art & Design: B+ Mathematics: C English: C Combined Science: D History: D German: E - The John Butt Art Prize - 25th October 1990

Current Employment

Sales Support Executive

Jan 2018 - Current

Clad Safety Limited, Knaresborough, HG5 8PJ.

  • Client Onboarding & Account Management.
    Involving setting up of client accounts along with embroidery / heat seal branding / online ordering portals. Setting up of quotes / orders for new and existing accounts.
  • Sales / Technical Support.
    Supporting the team as required with account enquiries, computer/internal software support and everyday tasks.
  • Logo Stock Management
    Tracking of logo stock and dealing with suppliers for proofs, quotes and orders.

Professional Experience

Web Development and Marketing Manager

2009 - Aug 2017

Kastronix Limited, Harrogate/Knaresborough

  • Designed, developed, maintained and marketed various internal websites promoting a range of industrial, promotional and retail products both online and offline.
  • Produced designs for OEM product packaging, labels and specification sheets.
  • Designed and managed marketing for events and printed/digital magazines.
  • Implemented Sage Connect to post and receive data and design reports.
  • Onsite IT dealing with computer infrastructure, internal and hosted servers.

Professional Experience (cont)

Website Developer

2008 - 2009

OTB (Outside the Box) Limited, Website Developer, Leeds

  • Worked on medium to large websites using Dreamweaver and Photoshop.
  • Created, sent and tracked email marketing campaigns.
  • Learnt about and created an ASP.NET dynamic websites.
  • Optimised websites using SEO techniques and used tools such as Google Analytics, AdWords, Conversion Tracking and Webmaster Tools.

Website Designer / Developer

2001 - 2009

Self Employed Freelancer, Harrogate

  • Worked for Zagota (UK) Limited and OTB (Outside the Box) Limited.
  • Furthered my knowledge of ASP, e-commerce content managed sites and payment gateways.
  • Dealt with clients from meeting to project design, development and management.
  • Learnt about XHTML 1.0 Compliancy and Search Engine Optimisation (SEO).

Website Designer / Developer

2000 - 2001

Media Publishing Limited, Harrogate

  • Created a varied range of websites for small to medium sized local companies.
  • Used Quark to create and publish ‘The Leisure Guide’ for the Harrogate District. A 30+ page booklet detailing local information, maps and business adverts.

Website Designer

1999 - 2000

Macrographics Limited, Harrogate

  • Created websites using Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Flash v4 and Drumbeat.
  • Experience with Tajima embroidery machines and digitising software.

Typesetter/Off-Set Litho Printer

2000 - 2001

The Printers Limited, Harrogate

  • Trained to use a single colour Off-Set Litho printing machine.
  • Designed, proofed and prepared for print artwork using Illustrator and Photoshop.
  • Managed printing shop and dealing with customers requests.