About Me


MEET HELEN

Elumin, aka Helen, has heaps of passion for Website Design Manchester 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; I pride myself on getting the job done without outsourcing specific jobs. Website Design Manchester

HOW I WORK

I’m a versatile person 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 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).


SKILLS EXPERIENCE

    • 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)

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 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.

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 – 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

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.


Title: Advanced Word Press. Course Duration: Two days Course. 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.


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.

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