Experience Subliminal Directions2002 - 2004Volunteer
Work with other volunteers delivering informal media workshops (Audio, Graphic/Web) to socially excluded individuals. Web Design and Graphic Design
Subliminal Directions (employment)2004 - 2006Employed
Co-ordinate staff and volunteers on Web Design and Graphic Design projects. Deliver informal media workshops (Audio & Graphic/Web Design) to socially excluded individuals. Develop in-house marketing materials (print & web). Develop marketing materials (Print & Web) for commercial clients. Co-ordinate film projects, including hands-on camera operations. Create audio for film projects and other media based projects (flash animation, etc.). Project management and development.
School for Social Entreprenuers2005 - 2006Student
Concepts (ART)2003 - 2010Board Member
Develop and manage online art gallery platform to allow artists to promote their work for free to a potential global audience. Duties included server maintenance, theme development and coding of plugins, user account management, and developing marketing strategies on behalf of the online platform and artists, to increase awareness, find buyers, and promote the organisation to potential funders. Manage volunteers and develop the sustainability of the project.
Fife Artists Together Enterprises2005 - 2016Board Member
Co-ordinate volunteers and artists. Develop international relationships with other artists, mainly located in USA, Russia and Czech Republic. Develop publicity materials (print & web). Develop art exhibitions with other volunteers in Scotland and Czech Republic. Project management and development
Focus-Films2005 - 2015Self Employed
Delivered commercial services in Graphic/Web Design, Film Production and Photography.
Loch of Shining Waters2010 - presentBoard Member & Volunteer
Engaging with residents, local groups and local authority to raise issues of concern and local positives. Developing online presence, writing press releases, and designing a range of print marketing materials. Coordinating volunteers. Communicating with staff and board members. Ongoing project development with board members. Filming (including editing) and photography. Article writing. Developing community based projects and initiatives, and developing sustainable services to further support the development of the organisation and it’s stated aims & objectives.
Web of Trust2010 - Jan 2017volunteer
Research and review websites that are considered malicious (i.e. – fraudulent sites, virus/malware/adware/ransomware sites, identity theft sites, sites that breach privacy rules, etc.). Contribute and engage positively with core members and the general users to help collectively contribute to a safer internet.
Lochgelly Community Development Forum2012 - presentBoard Member
Provide graphic design, web design, photographic and video production support. Resolve I.T. related issues (computer software errors, etc.). Help board members during any planned events with duties including, marshalling parades, supporting other volunteers in their roles, manning stalls, engaging with members of the public, etc.
Scotland Against Spin2012 - October 2016Board Member
Provide technical support to other volunteers such as I.T. maintenance, resolving software issues, etc. Providing graphic design support. Maintaining online server and implementing code changes on website. Providing support to volunteers in using Content Management Systems.
Lochgelly Christmas Lights2012 - presentCommittee member
Work with residents and community groups to help supp0rt the work of volunteers in the development of a Christmas Lights event for the Lochgelly area. Support community groups and volunteers on the day with various activities including crowd monitoring, photography, video production, support, setting-up and cleaning up the area once the event is finished.
Lochgelly Community Council2013 - Sep 2015Secretary, Chairperson
Engage with residents, local representatives (community groups, local authorities, councilors), and other Community Councillors. Provided web support to the Secretary for the LCC website and provide graphic design support when required. Highlight planning issues and engage effectively with developers and planning department. Attend meetings and committees. Disseminate public information into the public domain.
Lochgelly Gala2010 - 2016Committee Member
Work with residents and community groups to help supp0rt the work of volunteers in the development of a Gala for the Lochgelly area. Support community groups and volunteers on the day with various activities including crowd monitoring, photography, video production, support, setting-up and cleaning up the area once the gala is finished.
Informal Working Group2014 - 2016Partnership
To engage with community groups across Fife, Fife Council planners and Councillors to consider the current planning application process in Fife Council with reference to visualisations and residential amenity considerations, including lessons learned from Department of Planning and Environmental Appeals (DPEA) appeal decision letters and specific issues raised by the local representatives and other parties around visual and residential impact. The credibility and usefulness of submitted photomontages and the need to ensure a robust and logical assessment of the planning issues is set out in a transparent and easily understood format in officer reports were also key elements in this improvement process.
Design FifeApr 2015 - presentSelf Employed
Delivering commercial services in Graphic Design and Web Design
Lochgelly Going Forward2015 - presentPartnership
Work with community based groups, residents, and local representatives (Local Authority, Councillors, etc.) to collect local views for the development of a Community Action Plan.
Blueprint Scotland2015 - presentBoard Member
Review proposals under the Community Empowerment Bill and develop services that will help empower local communities across Scotland with the aim for sustainable community developments. Engage with other board members and volunteers to develop organisation. Provide support to groups and individuals that wish to develop community based projects that seek ownership of local assets for the benefit of the wider community.
Growing in LochgellyNov 2015 - PresentBoard Member
Work with other members to help develop projects within the Lochgelly area. Provide media support and help with projects.
Twitter (Insider)Apr 2016 - PresentMember
Work with other members and Twitter representatives to help provide feedback and advice to companies and advertisers that operate on the social media platform Twitter to help improve their engagement rates.
AdguardFeb 2017 - presentBETA Tester
Run the Adguard BETA application for Android, testing and reporting any bugs found to the Adguard developers and Adguard community.
Candidate for Council ElectionsMar 2017 - May 2017Independnent & Election Agent
Stood as an Independent Candidate in the Lochgelly, Cardenden and Benarty political ward. Duties included campaign management, liaison with press and local authority, design and distribution of campaign literature, press releases, and public engagement. Preference summary report:
|help!May 2017 - presentGraphic/Web Design
Business development in partnership with two other members in the creation of a Personal Assistant management company which includes various design services to support sole traders and small to medium businesses.