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Alan Margerison

Head of Web, Digital and Design

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Personal Statement:

Head of Web, Digital and Design who has over 13 years’ experience in the web design, web development and digital domain, with a degree in Multimedia Technology and Design. A responsible, enthusiastic and hardworking leader who takes pride in leading and mentoring teams as well as improving the overall quality of work. Web and app design is a real passion with a bias towards clean and clear pixel perfect UX design. A strategic thinker who thrives on problem solving, project planning, personal and departmental progression.

Bespoke Travel App (Mockup Only)

Travel provider needed a UX design from scratch for their flights booking system, which is used by some of the biggest companies in the world for booking flights.

Skills:

Direction of UX, design, development and digital marketing teams

  • Creating and implementing effective strategies
  • Project management
  • Repository management
  • Leadership and Troubleshooting
  • Budget ownership
  • Teams deadlines and priorities

Website Design & Development:
Hand coded responsive HTML & CSS3, CMS, Bootstrap, W3C Web Standards, SEO strategy & management and Dreamweaver.

Graphics Design:
Photoshop, illustrator, Adobe XD, InDesign and UX Design (Website & Apps)

Employment:

CT Travel Group: July 2017 – Present
Head of Web, Digital and Design
CT are a large travel company with 7 brands, from corporate travel to high end leisure travel.
  • Developing and implementing digital strategies and lead presentations to articulate ideas to the board of directors and key stakeholders
  • Strategy objectives include: UX, conversion rates, website engagement, improved design, development, content and SEO
  • Identifying problematic areas and devising solutions to rectify them
  • A clear focus on increasing revenue and streamlining processes
  • Project management and troubleshooting
  • Managing the department’s priorities, deadlines and budgets across all projects and collateral both online and offline
  • Brand management and control across the whole group
  • Managing code pipelines for all staging and live sites via GIT, FTP and AWS Pipeline
  • Endeavour to meet deadlines without compromising quality
  • UX Design and build management for all of our in-house travel apps
  • Digital marketing – Advertising, SEO, producing videos
  • Managing third party PPC, SEO and PHP strategies with external contractors
  • Monitoring website stats and tracking – Lucky Orange, SEMRush, Hotjar, Google analytics
  • Staff recruitment and appointing external resources
  • Overseeing and orchestrating staff development and departmental progression

I recently pitched a new idea to the Directors to branch out into esports travel management, which has taken off well and is now a fully-fledged department.

CT Business Travel

Complete rebuild and design using bootstrap and moving onto a new CMS system.

corporatesecuritysolutions.co.uk

Coroprate Security, high class event security

splatdecorating.com

Designed and built the whole site to customers specifications.

Employment Continued:

Smart Domain Group: July 2013 – July 2017
Lead Website Designer/Developer for a large digital media agency in Kent
  • Lead the team in planning, design and producing hand-coded and CMS responsive websites for a wide variety of customers. Using HTML, CSS3, Bootstrap, JavaScript and CMS
  • Created client branding solutions for all of their marketing collateral
  • Leading projects from concept to completion, producing design concepts, building the website while taking into consideration the website’s responsiveness and clients SEO needs
  • Planning, designing, building, sending and managing email marketing for high profile companies like WWE wrestling. Using HTML, CSS, MailChimp and SmartSend
  • Maintaining a vast amount of customer websites using a variety of technologies both old and new, adapting the strategies accordingly
  • SEO, stat tracking and responsive website scaling for all of our customer’s websites
  • Creating and implementing marketing strategies for our customers and Smart Domain Group

Employment Continued:

Puretone Ltd: Jan 2011 – July 2013
Lead Website Designer for the UK’s leading hearing systems manufacturer.
  • Plan, design and produce new hand coded websites from scratch to sell and advertise Puretone products. Using HTML, CSS, CSS2, JavaScript, Flash & CMS
  • Also solely responsible for the maintaining and updating Puretone’s existing ten websites
  • Plan, design and implementation of the Puretone Intranet, this holds every file/document which Puretone own, including service manuals, datasheets, flyers and many more, in easy to use dynamic pages. (over 15,000 files)
  • Plan, design and implementation of an internal intranet packaging guide, used so employees can look up a product, then see which other items/accessories need to be sent with the fore mentioned product. (3,000 pages)
  • Undertake SEO rankings (many ranked #1 results), stat tracking and automatic mobile website scaling on a daily basis
  • Acquired excellent project planning, troubleshooting, leadership, management and researching skills
  • Methodical cross browser (IE, Firefox, Chrome, Safari and Opera) and W3C web standards testing
  • Maintaining online shop, sales and user's accounts
  • E-shot designing and sending
  • Preform graphic design for all Puretone marketing collateral
  • Setting up and maintaining of domains/hosting
  • Setting up and maintaining all of Puretone’s social networking sites
  • Help and advise both skilled and non-skilled customers
  • Programs used daily: Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Quark, Flash, Excel, CMS, illustrator, FTP programs and Fireworks

Pettitts Travel

Large tailor made travel company, I am responsible for all of the websites design, development and SEO strategy

kentdecoratingservices.co.uk

Kent Decorating offers a complete painting & decorating service

Training and Education:

University of Kent, Canterbury: Sept 2007- July 2010
Achieved a 2:1 BSc Hons, Degree in Multimedia Technology and Design
  • E-Commerce Technology 1st Double Module
  • Digital Portfolio 1st Double Module
  • 3D Computer Animation Pipeline 1st
  • Virtual Worlds and 3D Modelling 1st
  • Interaction Design 1st
  • Programming 1st
  • Multimedia Communications 2:2
  • Visual Effects and Compositing 1st
  • Digital Film Making 2:2 Double Module
  • Audio & Video Technology 2:2
  • Multimedia Final year project 2:1 Quadruple Module

As well as providing me with a professional knowledge within all areas of multimedia (listed above), my degree work has also taught me effective time management, prioritisation, organisational and analytical skills. During my degree I frequently learnt new skills and how to use a variety of software packages. I am now capable of learning any new piece of software in a very short amount of time.
While at University a group of three made a documentary, which I directed, filmed and edited. For my individual final year project I undertook a 3D animation, it encompassed all areas needed to make a successful film, from fully planning the project, 3D modelling to editing and character design.

Mid Kent College, Horsted: Sept 2002 - July 2004

Achieved Merit/Pass/Pass in Electronic Engineering, BTEC National Diploma

Howard School - Rainham Campus: 2001-2002 - Achieved Merit in GNVQ ICT

My Logo Designs:

Four Seasons
Gillingham Golf Club
Maintenace
CooperWood House
Summit
eZ Lan
Essentail Install
Rail Power Solutions
Minerva
JHL Drains
JHL Drains
JHL Drains
Pure Innerscents
Probeck

Thank You For Reading
Contact Me:

jobs@alanmargerison.com