You can download my CV here
I'm a technology journalist at IBTimes UK, where I write about consmer technology, news, product reviews and tech from a business angle. I have worked at IBTimes UK since September 2011.
I used to be a contributor to the iPhoneAppCafe, providing impartial reviews of iPhone games and applications.
The River newspaper:
In 2011 I became chief layout editor for the award-winning River newspaper, the student paper at Kingston University. In this role I was personally responsible for the layout and design of the 24-page paper, and to ensure that all of the 20-strong team knew what they were doing with reagrd to layout. I worked alongside the editor, picture editor and sections editors on press night, deciding on the page order then assigning pages to writers for laying out.
I quickly became the 'go-to' person for any InDesign questions, and it was my job to convert InDesign files to PDFs, name them correctly and send them to the printers before the 1am deadline.
While at The River I also worked as a staff writer (examples of work can be sene in my portfolio), photographer, image editor, sub editor, and I helped to manage the Twitter and email accounts.
At The River I developed leadership skills and treated every job with a high level of professionalism that I am keen to bring to a new workplace.
During my journalism course I was employed by the university to help teach Adobe InDesign and Photoshop to 2nd year and MA students. I was personally responsible for managing a 16-page pullout produced by the MA students – who had previously not used InDesign before. I worked long hours with the students and taught them many aspects of the production of The River.
I was also employed to take several lunchtime workshops, where 2nd year students could drop in for extra InDesign tuition. Not only did this job improve my own skills with the software, but it also helped to develop athe ability to teach professional software to students.
Finally, I was employed to attend three introductary classes at the start of the year, these taugh new students about plagiarism and various other aspects of university life.
In the summer of 2010 I worked as an intern staff writer at TechRadar.com, the UKs largest consumer technology website. In the role I learnt how to write for an online audience, use SEO effectively and I became fluent with their content management system. I visited press events, conducted interviews, wrote news pieces, features and product reviews, as well as take photographs, while I worked for the site.
The Paddock magazine
I wrote a feature in the September issue about Formula One moving from the BBC to Sky Sports. The feature can be found in my portfolio, here.
Awards and nominations
I was nominated for the awards of 'designer of the year' and 'undergraduate of the year' for 2010/2011.
I was media offer and then vice president for Kingston University's Karting Society. In my final year we won 'recreational club of the year' and 'overall club of the year' for 2010/2011.
At the annual 24-hour kart race at Le Mans I qualified my team on pole position. We finished 5th in class.
What else have I done?
I have run a whole host of blogs over the years, ranging from consumer technology and iPad applications, to online branding and the future of news.
I have previously co-hosted a half-hour weekly podcast about consumer technology. As well as weekly tech news we covered iPhone apps - in the days before the AppStore! - and had occational guests appearences. The podcast had up to 3000 weekly downloads, but starting university meant I no longer had the time to continue. My co-presenter and I were once described by a fan as "the Arctic Monkeys of podcasting"
I kart on a regular basis and have competed at a national level in the British University Karting Championship. I've also competed at the 24-hour kart race at Le Mans for the past three years, qualifying in pole position in 2011 and setting the fastest lap of the entire weekend.