mike buckley

web & multimedia design

About

With over twenty years as a multimedia designer I've seen great change within the digital world. Classically trained and qualified to B.I.P.P (British Institute Professional Photographers) I have evolved my skillset to encompass and embrace new and evolving technologies.

I've always felt that the blend of technical and creative processes required for photography are no different with todays media and platforms, in fact I find problem solving is just as creative as design and composition.

Most people in this field specialise in a specific role – not me, I've always enjoyed the variety and the challenges of producing projects on all platforms to the highest standard. I enjoy bringing all parts of the design process together, from concept to build. This is why I can offer a full-service design package and don’t have to rely on external specialists.

Professional Experience

I've spent the last twenty years working for Walnut Unlimited (formerly Marketing Sciences) - a major, full service market research agency. Throughout my time there I was responsible for many of the visual outputs on all platforms and media, web, print, social media, video.

I also created much of the data collection applications which interface with market research survey engines such as Confirmit and SPSS. Providing bespoke and seamless integration for respondents whilst completing surveys, these had to work on all devices and in all languages. They have - and continue to be used nationally and internationally. You'll find many examples in the menu at the top of this page.

Prior to my last position I ran in a digital output department within a professional processing laboratory. This service primarily produced high quality digital printing and digital film writing (old skool slides - this was so long ago it preceded digital projectors!). We also offered a digital retouching service which is where I cut my teeth with photoshop.

Technical Profile

Unless you're in the business the following might not really matter to you but just so you know - I use and am proficient with the following languages and applications.

Languages

  • Javascript
  • PHP (Wordpress)
  • SQL
  • CSS/SASS

Applications

  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • After Effects
  • Premiere
  • InDesign