I'll guide you through the initial stages of your project, from proposal and estimate to research, discovery and wireframing which allows me to create a design for your site.
What I Do
I'll work with you from the first time you make contact with Enovate to the day your project is completed and beyond. I handle new business, project management and design so I'll work with you to draw up the initial project proposal and estimate followed by the statement of work and contract.
Once the documentation is all signed and the project begins I handle discovery and research during which I find out all about you, your business and the issues you're facing. Once I'm clear on your position and needs I'll produce wireframes followed by designs that get passed to our developers, Jamie and Mike, to turn into working web pages.
At this point I become less hands-on with the project but I'm still involved from a project management perspective ensuring you are kept up-to-date with our progress and that deadlines are met as well as being your point of contact for anything related to your project.
My career in web design started at Anglia Ruskin University where I studied Multimedia Systems and following my graduation, began work as a Junior Designer at Netforce PLC, a medium sized web company based in Chelmsford, Essex.
After two years at Netforce the company was re-branded as Your Communications. A promotion and bigger clients followed but sadly, after just one year of trading, Your Communications was closed.
During my time at Your Communications I was closely involved in the creation of the City of London Corporation's website and to continue this project I was appointed Senior Designer within the City's internal development team. Working in government is certainly different to agency work but it taught me plenty and gave me my first experience of developing for content management systems.
After several years at the Corporation, marriage, two children and relocation to Leigh-on-Sea in Essex I decided it was time for a change and a strong desire to get back into agency life brought me to Enovate.
Outside of work I'm an avid road cyclist, fanatical recycler, part-time blogger, amateur photographer and vinyl junkie. Having two young children doesn't leave much time for indulging these hobbies but I do try to get out on my bike every weekend.
I've been the Creative Director at Enovate for just over three years and as much as each day is very different from the last, in this post I'll try and describe a "typical" working day as best I can.
New software packages are released all the time and often fall by the wayside so it's a real treat when something new comes along which completely changes the way you work.