Apart from working a variety of jobs over many years, the experience gained from running a small graphics reproduction business in outdoor advertising for 25 years have been the most educational.
Over these years I was fortunate to experience firsthand a revolution in the marketing and advertising world as a result of the World Wide Web and the effect of the Internet.
The printing business was part of the old advertising world and tools on the Internet brought a very exciting new world that intensified focus on concepts such as "inbound marketing", "driving traffic to a website", "lead generation" and the common goal of increased sales. Experiencing both the old and the new resulted in gaining experience and insight into marketing techniques most effective for today's dynamically changing world.
Prior to starting the printing business, I was marketing manager and business manager for two separate distribution houses representing well known international brands.
Although a large part of my career was spent in sales and marketing, throughout the years I was always involved with software development of some kind. Since 1980 for about six years I was directly employed in software programming jobs. Since then I practised web development as a sideline and built a website for my first Internet customer in 2000. Until today I have developed websites for more than forty customers, implemented Search Engine Optimisation and used social media and digital advertising techniques in the process.
Learning is a lifelong process but some experiences contribute to maturity and a greater insight into some of life's complex challenges.
Freelance full stack Web Developer specializing in Joomla &
Wordpress CMS websites.
Experienced in the following:
Web related software including:
Analytics, SEO, Social Media & Paid Advertising.
Graphics tools including:
Corel graphics suite.
Video editing and animation tools including: Blender
General: Experienced entrepreneur with good communications & customer relationship skills.
Since I started with professional web development in 2000 I have developed websites for more than forty different customers.
Below are some of the more recent ones.
Service-focused, Complex problem solver, Accurate and precise with attention to detail, Focused and observant in
determining customer needs, Thorough and complete in
dealing with tasks from start
to finish, Organized and efficient with
good time management skills, Self motivated