Yes this is me!

Steven Hargraves

About me!

Here's some press coverage. Go on and click to see larger versions of coverage of community projects I've been involved in. I created the sites and provided the training to go with them. (Those headlines are dire though.) Press And here's the basic CV too - so there's something to read.

2013 NCFE Level 2 Equality & Diversity, Bradford College
2013 Advanced Trade Union Representatives stage 2, TUC Education, Wirral Met,
2012 Union Representatives Stage 1, TUC Education, Wirral Met,
2008 OCR Lvl 1 & 2 iMedia Digital Audio & Video Production, LJMU
2007 OCR Lvl 4 City & Guilds 7407 Teacher training, Liverpool Community College
2006 OCR Lvl 1 Adult Learner Support, Liverpool Community College
2004 ECDL & British Computer Society Level 2 qualified, University of Liverpool
1999 NOCN NVQ Diploma WebMaestro Advanced Web Design - Distinction
1999 NOCN NVQ WebMaster Diploma in Web Design - Distinction
1998 NOCN NVQ Design Software, CDS training, Liverpool
1997 Multimedia Technology Diploma, Connect, University of Liverpool
1994 HND in 3D Design, Kent Institute of Art & Design, Rochester upon Medway, Kent
1992 National Diploma Level 3 Art & Design Foundation, Hugh Baird College, Bootle
1990 3 x A levels Art & Design, English & Theatre Studies, Holy Family High School
1988 9 x GCSE including B in Maths, English lit, English lang, Holy Family High School

Further Training
2013 Comic Books & Graphic Novels, Distinction, MOOC, University of Colorado Boulder,
2013 History of Music Parts 1 & 2 Distinction, MOOC, University of Rochester, N.Y.
2007 Relationship Management, Disability Awareness, Enterprise, LJMU, Liverpool
2005 Flash Action scripting, ICDC, Liverpool
2005 Marketing Strategies, ICDC, Liverpool
2004 ASP Web Development & CSS, ICDC, Liverpool
2004 Server Management, RM, Oxfordshire
2001 E-Learning concepts, Balthazar, Denmark, Copenhagen


Employment History
2009 - Present Multimedia Web Developer, Liverpool Hope University 
My current work has involved designing numerous websites for News, Research projects, Clearing, and so on, as well as creating high quality content for the various departments’ websites; all digital photography, shooting and editing videos, creating interactive multimedia, online e-books, designing infographics for marketing events, email marketing campaigns, developing dynamic interactive websites for externally funded projects with HTML5 multimedia content developed in Adobe Flash CS6. I also provide training for all staff members in using the websites across various CMS platforms including Joomla, TerminalFour, Wordpress and other custom sites. Networking across all departments and external agencies. Founding member of Hope Staff Photographic Society, Unison Equality Officer and I also sit on the Sustainability, Equality and Web Steering sub committees.

2007 - 09  New Media Designer / Web Tutor. ICDC. Liverpool John Moores University
Created Alt Valley Vision website using DotNetNuke CMS. Created skins, UX testing, copy, graphics, digital photography, optimised digital video, MP3 podcasts and animations. Leading development with ICDC creative team to maintain corporate branding throughout. Chaired numerous creative sessions for external content providers and managed consecutive creative & artistic projects covering Interactive Big Screen games, radio broadcasts, podcasts, “AVGT” Talent shows (with over 3 million web hits) promotional CD & DVD design workshops, and other creative solutions. Provided accredited training for 100+ learners in community and business, to develop their own sites, with unique graphics, audio and video content. Liaised with OCR and completed all admin for the accreditations.

2002 - 07 Web Manager / IT Training Provider  Dingle Online, Liverpool
Involved in all client liaising to create 20+ websites for SME’s. Head designer of large web-based Capital of Culture projects, created all copy and site contents. Ran courses in web design, digital video film making, graphic design and animation in an acclaimed UK Online centre, also creating dozens of websites for local businesses, community groups, Social Enterprises and SME’s specific to the individuals needs. Websites include Dingle Renaissance, Black History Month, Desktop Pub & more. Managed volunteer programs, all I.T. network and web content development.

2000 - 02 Web Designer / Course Tutor, VST, Liverpool
Web Design tutor and creator of interactive Multimedia CD ROM distance learning courses using Authorware. All Web Design and marketing for Visual Software Training & Swapnet. Created Liverpool Community College’s Web Design course.

1999 - 2000 IT & Web Demonstrator, University of Liverpool, Liverpool
Responsible for demonstrating web technologies & training in basic internet skills.

1998 - Present   Freelance Multimedia Web Developer / Graphic Designer / Illustrator / Web Consultant
Various web sites designed such as Black History Month, 15 Minutes that shook the world and the Reds & Blues movie websites, rock and metal bands websites, and dozens more for small businesses and Council websites. From costing, client consultation to delivery on deadline.

1996/97 Tutor, Art & Design & Make-up FX, Hugh Baird College, Bootle
Responsible for running class of 21 students in a groundbreaking first run of a Special FX Make-up course.

1995/96 Design & Marketing, Captured Image Corp. Bootle
Print & graphic design. Point of Sale marketing designer, creating all artwork & merchandise, from Reebok display stands to reproduction Beatles posters, Guinness adverts, Victorian posters etc. for use in theme bars pubs and clubs from New York to Tokyo.

I’ve been a web developer & designer for over 15 years; everything from developing style guides for content editors and providing nationally accredited training across multiple CMS platforms, to creating fully interactive online multimedia courses. I’ve lectured in FE, HE, third sector, and business arenas, in developing best practice in digital content, from advising UK Online centres providing training to adult learners, to business and local council leaders in developing corporate websites, to working at the cutting edge of content development in ICDC, and creating HE sites at University level for Liverpool Hope.

I specialise across a number of fields of communications, from writing copy, to prize-winning digital photography and digital film making. As an Equality Officer for Unison in my current position, I also take into account accessibility across all media, using subtitles on videos and conforming to W3C standards when developing websites.

Corporate branding, website updates and design makeovers, logos and graphics design. Developed large-scale web sites for commercial businesses, universities, SMEs and community organisations, with thousands of registered users of different levels of accessibility. Devised content architecture for sites across multiple instances. Optimised end user interface for simplicity of use, and tracked user-paths using Google analytics. Advised on Pay-Per-Click strategies, search engine placement budgeting, developed promotional adverts on sites such as Spotify, and integrated social networking sites into existing web strategies.

Co-ordinating marketing consistency across different media; print, web, video.

15+ year’s experience of website design & devlopment inc.  SEO & E-commerce consultancy, for public and private sector businesses including Southport Council, Cumbria Tourist Office.

Marketing and Point of Sale material design experience, including for Reebok UK.

Audio and digital video production for multimedia presentations including community projects and pop band promotional videos, CD covers and websites.

Authored several successful CD ROM / DVD & Online multimedia courses in Web Design, Photoshop, DreamWeaver, Flash and Multimedia. Created Liverpool Community College’s web design course for SME’s. NVQ level 2 equivalent.

2014 First Photographer to Exhibit at the Corke Gallery, Liverpool
2012 Performed Crimson Grail at the Liverpool Biennial Opening Ceremony, Liverpool
2011 Winner Hope University Digital Photography contest
2010 Winner Hope University Digital Photography contest
2004 “E-Learning Worker of the Year” sponsored by Microsoft – Short list
2003 “UK Online Support Worker of the Year” - Runner up
2003 Volunteer Learning Mentor of the Year for Reading Families Millennium Award
1999 Six exhibitions of my artwork at galleries from Preston to Hull

Web Design in HTML5, JavaScript, CSS, JQuery, UI/UX, Photography, video, audio, animation, graphic design, interactive multimedia application development
Good management skills, team leading, creative & motivational abilities
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and ability to influence at all levels.
Highly motivated, positive, enthusiastic and full of new ideas!
Web Development in multiple CMS from TerminalFour, Joomla, Drupal, Wordpress, Flash, DotNetNuke, XML, CSS, etc
Both Mac & PC proficient
Prize winning digital photographer
Software used includes Adobe Creative suite CS6
Drive and determination to achieve results
Highly skilled artist, illustrator, and new media designer

Available on request

Keeping up to date with Web & New Media technology, internet marketing, design software, 3D design & animation. Digital video film production. Writing screenplays & novels. Designing book covers, album artwork, logos, performing, recording and producing music.

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