Darren Stevens – Web Designer in Cornwall

Darren Stevens

Darren Stevens

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Internet Website Designer: Web Design & Mobile Website Design in Cornwall

Welcome to my page! I am a local freelance web designer based near Hayle in Cornwall, I have been developing websites for small to large companies for over 12 years ranging from simple 1-5 page brochure sites to e-commerce websites and upwards to full content management websites using Joomla and WordPress, helping businesses to expand their web presence and audience.

I can provide the website languages skills of HTML hand coding, XHTML, CSS, PHP, MySQL and jQuery, I can also design site layouts using Photoshop and Illustrator. If you require a content management website allowing you to update the site, then I can provide both Joomla and WordPress systems. If you are looking for increasing your audience, then I can provide search engine optimization, email newsletters and online marketing.

I have also worked with a local company helping to manage the development and production of several magazines for national and global audiences.

St Ives Cornwall Web & Mobile Sites Design: Website design & development agency providing full professional design, development, SEO (Search Engine Optimization), marketing, W3C and maintenance in the heart of Cornwall UK.

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Specialties

Web Design, HTML, XHTML, CSS, PHP, MySQL, HTML email production, SEO (Search Engine Optimization), Mobile Web Design, iPhone Design, Internet marketing, keyword analysis, website consultation.


Experience

Nixon Design
Frontend Developer
July 2012 – Present
Currently developing fantastic websites with Nixon Design!
Dog Bite Film Crew
Web Developer
May 2012 – Present
Freelancing on all things webbie for the Dog Bite Film Crew!
Celtic Web Design
Freelance Web Designer
June 2000 – Present
Working with multiple websites throughout the UK and Europe.
I have skills in: Web / magazine / HTML email design, digital magazine production, project management, Google analytics, social media, HTML, XHTML, CSS, PHP, MySQL, Flash, video formatting, SEO, Javascript, hand coding, MAC, PC, iPhone / iPad website design (learning).
Insider Knowledge Ltd
Senior Channel Developer
September 2010 – April 2012 (1 year 8 months)
Develop online video channels for multi-device use.
gasworld.com Ltd
Magazine Editor
December 2004 – September 2010 (5 years 10 months) Truro, United Kingdom
Magazines – During this period I have originally designed the Gasworld magazine from its commencement, held the position of Art Editor and Editor whereby I took full responsibility for the magazines planning, production and publication.
I have worked on the planning, translations and production of the Gasworld Russian and Chinese language magazines.
I have also assisted with the production of the Specialty Gas Report USA based magazine.
Website – Upon first joining Gasworld I redesigned the website. Following this I have continually looked and initiate methods to adapt and improve the website for a growing and changing audience. I am currently the Web Manager hold the responsibility for the 2010 full redesign and development of the new Gasworld website.
Newsletters – I am currently responsible for the development, production and management of the weekly and fortnightly HTML email newsletters.
Conferences – I have assisted with the production of the Gasworld International Conferences (Dubai, Johannesburg, Santiago, Abu Dhabi). I have managed the audio visuals and speaker visuals production. I have also edited conference videos for publication on the Gasworld website and assisted with the production and printing of conference manuals (this includes the liaising with national and international printers).

Education

University of Wales, Newport
MA, Multimedia and Information Design
2002 – 2004
A design orientated course that has allowed me to continue my fine art studies in view to interactive practice, research methodologies, cultural studies and media communication.
University of Wales, Cardiff
MA, Fine Art
1998 – 2000
The course has allowed me to learn further skills within the arts industry including that of Internet and web design and to develop my personal ideas and understanding as an artist.
University of Wales, Cardiff
BA (Hons), Fine Art
1994 – 1997

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