A bit about me...
I'm an 18 year old, working as a freelancer in the BCP area as a digital consultant, producing media content in the form of websites, video and photo. I've been involved in the media for the past 6 years, starting off in secondary school by helping to photograph sporting and award events and then later on producing 2 award ceremonies including motion graphics and creating a plethora of digital products.
I am a photographer, cinematographer and website developer and also have 8 years of experience in technical support. I have 5 years experience and 2 diploma qualifications in media.
I provide services for a wide range of digital projects — primarily focusing on website development and design with a key eye for search engine optimisation and speed (have you seen how quickly this website loads?). Alongside website products, having a background in IT I can setup a professional business with cloud storage, email and more. Having been a hobbiest photographer for the past 4 years, I also know my way around a camera, providing professional, detailed shots of products, people and events.
Can highly recommend Ben, is working with me on various web sites and video products. Great work ethics and really impressed with his honest attitude and professional approach.
Ben was extremely professional on the day and nothing was too much for him. He went above and beyond to make sure our wedding video was perfect. Ben captured every part of the day but did so discreetly making use feel at ease. Thank you, Ben, for capturing the most amazing day of our lives!
Since October, Ben has worked extremely hard on filming and editing the College production of "The Tempest". He took the project upon himself, running a multi-camera set up with several other students. Ben has highlighted key leadership skills along with excellent production skills.
Nothing I asked Ben was too much work and he always completed his work quickly yet precisely. I am really pleased that I chose to work with Ben and would definitely recommend him to anyone considering!
I have never worked with anyone who has such passion, energy and motivation for visual effects, animation, creating Artwork, Graphics design as well as video editing. Ben is a great communicator, very hard working, very precise and extraordinarily creative.
Thank you so much for all your work on the live stream last week. Your editing skills and vision for the day was impressive and played a huge role in the success of the gig. We look forward to seeing you work with us again in Performing Arts.
Have you worked with me on a project? I'd love to hear how your experience was me was!
Since July 2021, I've been on an apprenticeship at BCP Council as a Desktop Infrastructure Technician. My role entails supporting end-users of the council (resource staff and councillors/politicians) with desktop and mobile devices. I've also worked on providing media applications such as streaming layouts and infographics to assist users in their roles.
I worked with Meghan Marsh on creating the digital store for The Teeny Kitchen, a weaning and developing child eCommerce company that provides child-friendly utensils, bibs and a wide range of other products. The website holds a number of features, such as fast checkout using Google & Apple Pay, email marketing and conversion software and mobile accessible navigation.
The new Bistro My Way website comes with a number of different features to display a professional attitude to the customers. In order to keep a streamlined, yet detailed experience on their website, I implemented the following features to give a thoughtful and friendly user experience to the customers and the staff.
I've worked with Castle Surveyors on a Website Migration & WordPress Optimisation project, tasked with optimising loading times, image responsiveness, SEO performance on leading search engines and flexibility on mobile devices and migrated website to a new hosting provider.
I am a video editor for YouTube Channel (20,000,000 views and 200,000 subscribers) and am responsible for producing 3+ videos per week to provide entertainment to thousands and growing my interpersonal, marketing, presentational, time management and organisation skills.
Brockenhurst College asked me to be the cinematographer for The Tempest, a Shakespearean production performed by the Classical Theatre enrichment students. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the inability to allow guests to visit the campus and watch the production in person, it was agreed upon to deliver the college's production through digital means.
At the beginning of my freelance career in 2018, I worked with Helanna from Burt Education to develop a basic website that would allow her to promote her tuition services. I had also created a brochure that she could share online and print out.
School IT Support Technican
I've assisted teachers with technical support, maintaining and resolving issues with smart boards, projectors and laptops. Imaging new devices using secure boot and PXEBoot. The I.T team uses Spiceworks Helpdesk to receive enquiries and assist in technical support, logging changes and progress.
I worked with Leia's owner, Ellie, to produce a few videos of Leia to post on her YouTube channel. Each video was 4-8 minutes long, showing what Leia got up to, for her audience on Instagram and YouTube. Each video ammased 800-1,000 views.
If you're interested in the other projects I've worked on, visit my other projects.
Services I Can Provide
I specialise in brand communication through digital presence. Being a Creative Digital Media student, I've been able to deeply expand my skills through a variety of different mediums, such as photography and film & production. In addition, through working with multiple clients, I've been able to optimise and make project management to offer my services seamlessly. If there's something you want to work with me on but it's not listed below, feel free to email me!
Having a website that clearly shows your brand, product or your personality is vital to make any conversions into sales or contacts. I work closely and carefully with my clients to create a website that works closely with their needs. All websites are different — some require blogs, some require booking and contacts forms and some might just need to show pictures! Whatever your website is, I can work with you to create something you can be proud of.
I've always had a passion for websites and more recently the design choices that go into making a good website. I've been coding websites for 4 years using HTML and CSS, resulting in working with different brands, most recently Bistro My Way, who required a bespoke website with booking functinality and Castle Surveyors, who hired me to migrate and optimise their website.
Along with creating you a bespoke website using modern technologises, I can also assist with setting up web and email servers to effectively bring your business online. I can also recommend the most practical and cost-effective hosting service to hold your websites.
What I Offer With My Websites
The below can be offered as part of the project and will be added to the total cost.
- Mobile-responsive and optimised for search engine appearance
- Bespoke designs catered to the needs of the client
- Integrations with social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.)
- Custom submission forms for bookings, emails, etc.
- Custom graphics and photography
Website Hosting with Krystal
Although I am affiliated and do make revenue through commissions, I personally endorse Krystal and both my website and many clients of mine are hosted on it. You can try Krystal for 30 days and if you don't like the service, you can get your money back.
Search Engine Optimisation
A major part of having a website and engaging an audience is being able to effectively displaying your website in the major search engines — Google, Bing and Yahoo. I carefully research the content of your website, your target demographic and keywords relating to your website, along with creating a sitemap to submit to Google Search Console.
- Creation of full-site sitemap
- Precise keyword generation
- Copywritten descriptions and titles for social media and search engine results
- Website optimisation for results
I get my clients setup on Google My Business, adding their social media links, website and filling out all the relevant information for Google Maps to allow for future customers to find out the information they want at their fingertips. See Bistro My Way on Google to see how your business can look.
Having a fast website is just as important as having a beautiful website. If your pages take ages to load, you're risking losing your customers and audience and may result in feeding your competitors visitors, just because your website took those few seconds longer to load. I can carefully look through your website setups and make any changes to your backend or front-end to make sure that everything loads quickly and keeps your quality high.
If you're running a WordPress website with tonnes of plugins, poorly optimised themes and your site takes a while to load, I can fix this! Just take a look at Castle Surveyors and see how I brought them more customers just by cutting 6 seconds off their loading speeds!
I offer a complete website optimisation package for £175, following guidelines governed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and optimise your site for both desktop and mobile users. Read my blog post on how to speed up your website and if you want me to optimise your website, you can fill out the form at the bottom!
Commercial & Personal Photography
I've been a photographer since 2015, slowly maturing through the use of different hardware and understanding the technical mechanics behind photography e.g. exposure, composition, etc. I began in simple landscape photography. I began posting photos onto sites like Instagram which I still do to this day and have had photos in the Echo newspaper. I am now a seascape, landscape and portrait photographer, along with shooting the occasional sporting events. I have progressed to be a proficient photographer with the knowledge of both the hardware and the internal processes of the camera and am able to explain this to people and have passed my knowledge to others.
I am able to provide clients with high-quality images of various content - such as personal photography (weddings, friends, pets, etc.), commercial product or establishment photography.
Film & Production
My experience in film & production ranges throughout the different roles that can be put in place - such as colourist, camera operator, editor and sound design. Thanks to my media course at college, I've been chucked in the deep end when it comes to figuring out production with independence. Working on a multitude of projects, such as the Stride's Mooring promotional video, Joely & Callum's wedding highlight and being a freelance editor, I've expanded my experience and know-how in a varity of cinematic areas, ready to work on new projects.
I'm experienced in the majority of the Adobe Creative Cloud suite and am extremely proficient in Premiere Pro and developing my skills inside of After Effects, allowing me to carefully develop narratives and informative video content.
I've been working in ICT Support & Network Administration for the past 7 years, working in 2 schools managing student and staff Active Directory accounts, along with various other systems such as Avaya VOIP, Windows SCCM and Smoothwall Firewall. I was fortunate to have a one-week work placement at BCP Council to have real-world experience in a busy environment.
- Experience managing servers using Windows Server, Active Directory/ADFS and managing DNS.
- Experience installing and configuring Linux distributions
- Experience using Hyper-V and other virtual machine management systems
- Deep understanding of the Windows architecture/system.
- Worked in education establishments and BCP Council in IT Support and management.
Industry & General Skills
- User Experience-Based Design
- Level 2 Technical Support
- Video Production
- Website Development
- Search Engine Optimisation
Tools and Technologies
- Adobe Creative Suite
- Windows Server (Active Directory)
- LAMP Website Development Stacks
- WordPress Development
- Microsoft 365 / Google Workspace
- Google Analytics
- Static HTML & CSS Coding
- Commercial & Personal Photography
- Digital Organisation & Management
- Cloud Organisation Systems
- Teamwork & Independent Work
- Ability to quickly learn
- Can lead teams effectively to create high-quality products
I regularly update my skills and qualifications on my LinkedIn profile.
Get in touch!
Are you interested in working on your digital appearance or have general questions? I'm available to contact via a number of platforms. For business enquiries, contact me on LinkedIn or via email, or if you want to contact me for a non-business related matter, direct message me on Instagram!