MEET HELEN

Elumin, aka Helen, is passionate about Design, Websites and Marketing. I have worked with fantastic brands such as Microsoft, Moben Kitchens, Barbarians FC, Motorola, and many more within my career.

I can provide a wide range of Design, Website Development, SEO, and Marketing skills. I pride myself on getting the job done without outsourcing specific jobs.

My background was working for twenty years in full-time positions as a Graphic Designer and Developer, working with Marketers and Directors in small and global businesses.

Website Design Manchester


SKILLS EXPERIENCE

SEO (Advanced).
• Copywriting (Intermediate).
• Adobe Dreamweaver (Advanced).
• HTML & CSS.
• Adobe Illustrator (Intermediate).
• Hand-coding emails.
• Drop-shipping Knowledge.

Adobe In-Design (Intermediate).
• Adobe Animate (Intermediate).
• Adobe Premiere (Beginner).
• Campaign Master.
• J Query (Intermediate).
• Digital Marketing.
• Shopify (Intermediate).

• Trello (Intermediate).
• PHP (Intermediate).
• Adobe After Effects (Beginner).
• WordPress Advanced Theme Knowledge.
• Adobe Photography (Intermediate).
• Pardot.


HOW I WORK

I’m versatile and understand that not everybody is the same; I’ve experienced many project management styles in Graphic Design and Front-End Development roles over the past twenty-five years. But I must warn you! If you’re using my available packages on this website, I will have to take hold of the project management side of things; this is why I can provide a competitive price. If this doesn’t appeal to you, I suggest you work with me on my hourly rate.


MY HISTORY

After completing my Fine Art Bachelors Degree, I became very interested in computer design software and furthered my education in the Adobe Creative Suite. With this and lots of enthusiasm, I could get employment at an internet software business as an HTML Developer.

It led to a career (twenty years and counting) encompassing varied roles across Graphic Design and Website Development fields.

During that time, I recognised how unique my collection of skills was, like most of my colleagues focused solely on creating designs and websites. I also harboured an interest in how my work generates leads.

In my last full-time graphic design position in the global financial business Capify, I contemplated starting my own business. I made steps to start Elumin (aka Helen Jones).


PAST EMPLOYMENT

Dates Attended: August 2014 – February 2016.

Position: Full-time Graphic Designer & Email Developer/Designer.

Employer: Capify, UK.

Description: I was an enthusiastic designer responsible for rolling out its new global brand and creating its logo. Also proven to produce leads with quality design work and hand-coding.


Date Attended: March 2013 – Aug 2014.

Position: Full-time Role as a Web Designer, Graphic Designer/Marketer/UX Designer.

Description: Package Designing.


Date Attended: January 2013 – March 2013.

Position: Full-time Role.

Employer: Decor Group.

Title: Brand Manager. Employer: JBD Distributors.

Description: I generated marketing and design concepts.


Title: Freelance Projects.

Description: I am using the Adobe Creative Suite and coding.


Date Attended: June 2005 – July 2006.

Date Attended: 2008 – 2012. Title: Lead Web Designer.

Company Name: MX Data Full-time.

Description:

I am involved in working effectively with the manager and clients. When needed, negotiate and agree on the brand identity while hand-coding CSS/XHTML.

Main projects are undertaken, including:

Bentley – PDA/Mobile game (Released on Motorola phones).

RAC – PDA/Mobile icons (Released on Motorola phones).

World Cup Planner Website – Siemens commented that they were “very, very impressed” by the football game. He used the words “blown away”!


This CV goes back twenty years. If you would like to view the whole CV, please contact me, and I can send it over.

COURSES

Course Title: 3-Day FDM 3D Printer Build and Operator Level Training Course. Dates Attended: April 2022. Course Duration: Three days. Location: 3D 360, Leigh.


Course Title: How to become a more effective and confident net-worker. Course Duration: One day. Dates Attended: March 2017. Location: Business Growth Hub, Manchester.


Course Title: Market Research, Masterclass. Dates Attended: January 2017 Course. Duration: One day. Location: Business Growth Hub, Manchester.


Dates Attended: January 2017. Course Duration: One-day Course. Title: Sales Masterclass. Location: Business Growth Hub, Manchester.


Dates Attended: January 2017. Course Duration: One day. Course Title: Branding. Location: Business Growth Hub, Manchester.


Title: Advanced Word Press. Course Duration: Two days Course. Dates Attended: November 2014. Location: MadLab Manchester.


Course Title: Designing Relational Databases using SQL. Course Duration: Ten days. Dates Attended: May 2003 – July 2003. Location: University of Salford.


Dates Attended: November 2000. Course Duration: Five days. Course Title: Real-Time 3D Modelling with 3DS Max. Location: University of Salford.


Dates Attended: October 2000 – October 2000. Course Duration: 5 Evenings. Course Title: Intermediate Javascript. Location: IDEA Centre, University of Manchester.


Course Title: Multimedia and Design. Course Duration: Twice a week. Dates Attended: September 1997 – December 1997. Location: CDSTfe Economic Development, College Diploma, 36 Slater Street, Liverpool.


Dates Attended: April 1997 – May 1997. Course Duration: Twice a week. Course Title: Internet skills training. Location: University of Liverpool.


EDUCATION

Date: Sept 1993 -May 1996.

Course Title: Fine Art- BA Hons Degree.

Location: Liverpool John Moores University.

Date: Sept 1990 -March 1993.

Course Title: BTEC National Diploma, General and Design.

Course Title: G.C.S.E. Ceramics.

Location: North East Worcestershire College.

Date: Sept 1987 -March 1999.

Course Title: G.C.S.E. English, Maths and Art.

Location: North East Worcestershire School.

Freelance Web Designer Manchester

Freelance Web Designer Manchester

Freelance Web Designer Manchester

Freelance Web Designer Manchester