Robert Stokes

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Freiberuflich / Selbstständig, Web Developer, Freelance Web Development & Consultancy

Poulton-le-Fylde, United Kingdom

About me

Highly adaptable and analytical IT professional, with an extensive knowledge and 20+ years' experience of web development. Self-motivated, with excellent time and project management skills and a keen attention to detail, I have worked in various disciplines for organisations of various sizes. I can communicate concepts effectively and work well independently or collaboratively within a team. I am currently looking for an exciting new challenge to allow me to transfer my broad experience to an organisation and further develop my skills.

Skills

HTML
CSS
JavaScript
PHP
Website Development
SEO
PPC
CMS
MySQL
Bootstrap
PostgreSQL
InfluxDB
Python
Django
Grafana
ExpressionEngine
AWS
Lucky Orange
Data Analysis
Data visualisation
Microsoft Excel
Adobe Photoshop
QuarkXPress
IoT
Home automation
adaptable
self-motivated
Dependable
Analytical skills
Logical thinking
Collaboration
Critical thinking
time management skills
problem solving skills
Interpersonal skills
Project Management
Communication skills
Critical Thinking
Detail-oriented
Responsible
IT affinity
Creativity

Timeline

Professional experience for Robert Stokes

  • Current 3 years and 2 months, since Aug 2019

    Web Developer

    Freelance Web Development & Consultancy

    Duties include: ∙ Front-end development and database administration for various clients; ∙ Implementing the transition of a large website to a new content management system; ∙ Improving clients’ ROI with search engine optimisation and pay-per-click advertisting.

  • 4 years and 5 months, Apr 2015 - Aug 2019

    Co-Founder

    Different Snow

    Duties included: ∙ Creating bespoke skiing/snowboarding and cultural touring holidays to Japan; ∙ Marketing (PR, print, PPC and social media) and conversion rate analysis to boost sales and improve ROI; ∙ Controlling finances – eg. supplier payments, forex contracts – and business administration tasks; ∙ Installing and maintaining the IT, telecoms and website requirements of the organisation.

  • 6 years and 3 months, Feb 2009 - Apr 2015

    Web & Digital Media Manager

    Oxford Brookes University

    To broaden my skills after largely technical roles, I joined the Marketing Department within the Faculty of Business at Oxford Brookes University. Duties included: ∙ Front-end development of the various Business School websites and digital media channels; ∙ Coordinating marketing projects with academics and department heads; ∙ Copywriting for various media and search engine optimisation; ∙ Social media marketing and overseeing domestic and international pay-per-click (PPC) campaigns.

  • 5 years and 7 months, Aug 2003 - Feb 2009

    IT Manager

    Audley Travel

    I joined Audley Travel at the beginning of a period of rapid expansion; the company grew from 30 staff to nearly 250 within five years. Duties included: ∙ Responsibility for all IT and telecoms support, budgeting and procurement; ∙ Managing a small support team.

  • 3 years and 2 months, Jul 2000 - Aug 2003

    Web Developer

    Interesource

    Whilst studying at University, I secured my own industrial placement as a web developer for my third year and worked on projects for several clients including the London Stock Exchange, the BBC, Honda and The Telegraph. During my final year, I continued to work for the company part-time and upon graduating, I returned to London to accept a full-time position.

  • 1 year and 4 months, Jun 1998 - Sep 1999

    Web Developer & Content Editor

    Lancashire County Council

    Duties included: ∙ Front-end development and content editing for a new county-wide, web-based kiosk system; ∙ Meeting with key stakeholders, council members and the general public to define requirements; ∙ Continued to assist with the project on a part-time basis during my first year at University.

Educational background for Robert Stokes

  • 3 years and 9 months, Sep 1998 - May 2002

    Computer Science

    University of Sunderland

    Software Engineering, Database Design & Development, Network Architecture, Systems Analysis & Design, Software Development, Artificial Intelligence, Human-Computer Interaction (UI/UX Design)

Languages

  • English

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