Hello, my name is Michael Oglesby. and I am a web design consultant / technologist based in Norwich, UK. I have been in the web industry since 2000 after graduating from University of Sunderland in Interactive Media; a course consisting of 50% computing and 50% graphic design. On the course I learned a range of industry standard software packages and skills including PhotoShop, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere, typography, Desktop Publishing, web design and development, Human Computer Interaction (user interaction), video editing, DVD authoring, multimedia and branding.
Level of knowledge
- Web knowledge (technologies, accessibility, usability and standards)
- Web design (User Experience (UX) and User Interface (UI))
- Web development
- Desktop publishing / graphic design
- Social media
- WordPress (not development)
- PC/Mac (desktops, servers and support)
Software and skill sets known
- Premiére / Final Cut Pro
- DVD Studio Pro
- Social Media
- Content Management Systems (CMS)
- Desktop Publishing (DTP)
- PC/Mac support
After graduation, I joined the Cabinet Office as a Junior Technical Officer whereby I created magazines, websites, CD-ROMs as well as writing reports on the latest emerging computer technologies and technically supporting a bi-platform computer network. Being in the Public Sector, it gave me an fantastic insight into emerging web standards, web accessibility and web usability topics which I slowly incorporated in to my web design and development.
I spent several years in the public sector, working in various roles. These included:
For further detail and information about my experiences, view my in-depth About Me.
Since leaving the public sector in 2008, I’ve been working freelance and one of my first clients is Norfolk Constabulary; my role being helping them deliver their new external website. I am really proud of the website, a lot of hard work, tears and sweat went in to it by all those who were involved and it has been a fantastic experience working on it. All the hard work has paid off as the Norfolk Constabulary website won an Interactive Media Award.
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