Elumin, aka Helen, has heaps of passion for Website Design and Graphic Design. 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 skills from Design, Development and Marketing and pride myself on getting the job done without outsourcing certain jobs.
HOW I WORK
I’m a versatile person and understand that not everybody is the same. I’ve experienced many project management styles over the past twenty years in Graphic Design and front-end development roles. 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 available packages on this website, I will have to hold the project management because their price is competitive.
If this doesn’t appeal to you, I suggest you work with me on my hourly rate.
- SEO (Advanced)
- Copywriting (Intermediate)
- Adobe Dreamweaver (Advanced)
- HTML & CSS (Advanced)
- Adobe Illustrator (Intermediate)
- Newsletter Design & Build (Advanced)
- Adobe InDesign (Intermediate)
- Adobe Photoshop (Intermediate)
- WordPress (Advanced)
- Adobe Animate (Intermediate)
- Adobe Premiere (Beginner)
- Photography (Beginner)
- Trello (Intermediate)
- Salesforce (Beginner)
- PHP (Beginner)
- Adobe After Effects (Beginner)
- Woo Commerce plugin (e-commerce)
- Printful.com (drop shipping)
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 recognised how unique my collection of skills was as most 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. I made steps to start Elumin (aka Helen Jones).
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 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.
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.
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.
I am 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”!
Course Title: How to become a more effective and confident net-worker. Dates Attended: March 2017. Course Duration: One day. 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.
Course Duration: Two days Course. Title: Advanced Word Press. Dates Attended: November 2014. Location: MadLab Manchester.
Course Duration: Ten days. Course Title: Designing Relational Databases using SQL. 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.
Course Duration: Twice a week. Course Title: Multimedia and Design. 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.
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.