About Me

A brief summary of my background and the roles I've held.


Career history

I joined Green Cathedral (a new media agency) in 2006 as a junior. Over the next 1yr 7 months I quickly progressed to a middleweight developer focusing on content-managed web-builds, multi-lingual email campaigns and innovative front-end development.

I worked on The Open University, Which?, Cadburys, Center Parcs and a number of smaller regional businesses during this period.

Green Cathedral was later bought out by Golley Slater to become Golley Slater Digital. At this point I progressed to the status of senior developer, working on accounts such as TK Maxx, Samsung, The Army. ENO, Clarityn, BMW and Business Link - in addition to the accounts carried over from Green Cathedral.

I progressed to lead the development output of the agency and working from their London office, working with a growing number of off-shore outsourcing partners and in-house contractors.

I later joined Graymatter Limited, a marketing agency based in Milton Keynes as a senior developer to add stability to their largest digital account - Vauxhall. Over this period I endeavoured to introduce more robust processes and ways of working to improve the digital output. Vauxhall Fleet then went on to win "best manufacturer website" for 5 consecutive years (back-to-back wins had never been achieved prior to this).

In addition to Vauxhall I also worked on Chevrolet, World Vision UK, The Milton Keynes Council and a number of brands underneath the Accor Hotels umbrella.


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Freelance

I've been an active freelancer for much of the past decade, across many skill-sets and project backgrounds:

  • Back-end development (PHP and MySQL)
  • Front-end development (responsive web-builds)
  • Systems administration and disaster recovery
  • User experience testing and analysis
  • Search engine optimisation
  • Affiliate marketing and PPC
  • Project management (coordinating multiple developers and designers)
  • Copywriting
  • Mobile site development
  • Mobile game development (HTML5)
  • IPTV video platform development
  • Email marketing campaigns


Geographical

I grew up in the Midlands (born in Wolverhampton, lived in Cannock and then Stafford until the age of 18). I graduated from the University of East Anglia in 2006 and moved to St Neots (working in Cambridge). I moved to Cambridge itself in 2009. In 2010 I started working in central London (from Cambridge) before moving to Milton Keynes later that year. I continued to work in Central London until Summer 2011.


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CONTACT

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LOCATION
Milton Keynes (near London)
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PHONE
Disclosed for business only
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E-MAIL
steven.york [at] seopher.com
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AVAILABILITY
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