About Me


MEET HELEN

Elumin has heaps of passion for website design manchester and graphic design, within my career, I have worked with fantastic brands such as Microsoft, Moben Kitchens, Barbarians FC, Motorola and many more. I can provide a wide range of skills from Design, Development and Marketing and pride myself, on getting the job done, without having to outsource certain jobs.


HOW I WORK

I’m a versatile person and understand that not everybody is the same.  Over the past twenty years in Graphic Design and Front End Development roles, I’ve experienced many project management styles.  These range from agile methodologies, to just cracking on and getting the work done.

 

I can accommodate happily with both styles of project management – but I must warn you! If you’re thinking of using my packages that are available on this website, I will have to take hold of the project management, due to their price being competitive.

 

If this doesn’t appeal to you – I would suggest you work with me on my hourly rate.


SKILLS EXPERIENCE

    • SEO (Advanced)
    • Copywriting (Intermediate)
    • Adobe Dreamweaver (Advanced)
    • HTML & CSS (Advanced)
    • JQuery (Beginner)
    • Adobe Illustrator (Intermediate)
    • Newsletter Design & Build (Advanced)
    • Adobe InDesign (Intermediate)
    • Adobe Photoshop (Intermediate)
    • WordPress (Advanced)
    • Adobe Animate (Intermediate)
    • Adobe Premiere (Beginner)
    • Photography (Beginner)
    • Mailshots (Advanced)
    • Trello (Intermediate)
    • Salesforce (Beginner)
    • PHP (Beginner)
    • Adobe After Effects (Beginner)

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 was able to get employment at an internet software business as an HTML Developer.

 

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

During that time, I began to recognise how unique my collection of skills were as the majority of my colleagues were solely focusing 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 started to contemplate starting my own business and made steps to start Elumin (aka Helen Jones).


PAST EMPLOYMENT

Dates Attended: August 2014 – February 2016.

Position: Full-time Graphic Designer.

Employer: Capify, UK.

Description: I was an enthusiastic designer, responsible for rolling out its new global brand and the creation of 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.

Employer: JBD Distributors.

Description: Package Designing.

 


 

Date Attended: January 2013 – March 2013.

Position: Full-time Role.

Employer: Decor Group.

Title: Brand Manager.

Description: I generated marketing and design concepts.

 


 

Date Attended: 2008 – 2012.

Title: Freelance Projects.

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

 


 

Date Attended: June 2005 – July 2006.

Title: Lead Web Designer.

Company Name: MX Data Full-time.

Description:

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

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 – Comment from Siemens saying 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

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

 


 

Dates Attended: January 2017 Course. Duration: One day. Course Title: Market Research, Masterclass. 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.

 


 

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

 


 

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

 


 

Dates Attended: September 1997 – December 1997. Course Duration: Twice a week. Course Title: Multimedia and Design. 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.

Website Design Manchester

Website Design Manchester