Mark Howells-Mead curriculum vitæ

Experience

I’ve been working in the Web since 1996 and with WordPress since 2003. I’m a passionate developer with an affinity for visual experience, quality, usability and reusable code.

I was asked by a manager to look into “this new internet” over twenty-five years ago, and I’ve based my entire career on it ever since. I’ve been working with WordPress for over 18 years and I pick up tips and ideas from other web technologies all the time, so that I can constantly improve my abilities.


Currently

WordPress specialist, developer, designer and partner

Say Hello GmbH, Spiez, Switzerland — since January 2019
Project management, concept work, cross-media solutions and workshop leadership, full-stack development, media production, client consultancy, sales, design.

WordPress community and contributions

since 2009
I’m an active member of the Swiss WordPress community: at meetups, as a core contributor, plugin developer, translation editor, and WordCamp co-organiser and speaker.


Previously

Lead developer (Entwicklungsleiter)

cubetech GmbH, Bern, SwitzerlandMay 2017 until December 2018
Team leadership (technical/design/concept), project management, concept work, cross-media solutions and workshop leadership, full-stack development, media production, client consultancy, sales consultancy.

Full-stack developer, technical leader (Technische Leitung)

!frappant Webfactory, Bern, Switzerland — April 2011 until April 2017
Technical team leadership, project management, concept work, full-stack development, media production, client consultancy, cross-media solutions.

Digital Developer

Burson-Marsteller, Bern/Zurich, SwitzerlandAugust 2008 until April 2011
Concept work, design, full-stack development, media production, client consultancy, cross-media solutions.

Media producer and CMS developer

Gossweiler Media/Jungfrau Zeitung, Brienz/Interlaken/Meiringen/Grindelwald, SwitzerlandMarch 2001 until July 2008
Concept work, design, full-stack development, media production, client consultancy, editorial training.

Web developer, client consultant, customer services advisor

Great Britain until March 2001
Design, full-stack development, intranet development, customer services and consultancy, contract management, call centre, trainer, documentation authorship.

Photo by Barbara Hess

Abilities

Technology (selection): Responsive Web Design (2010-), HTML5, CSS3, SCSS, LESS, JavaScript, jQuery, AJAX, JSON, XML, PHP, MySQL, MAMP, OOP, Gulp, Git, Bower, NPM, Composer, Bash, Vagrant, Local by Flywheel, ExtBase, Fluid, XLIFF, WP CLI, REST API, React.

CMS: WordPress (2004-), TYPO3 (2011-2017), custom development (2001-)

Applications (selection): Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Lightroom, Adobe XD, Sketch, Codekit, Coda, BBEdit, Tower, Campaign Monitor, Sublime Text, Visual Studio Code


Clients and projects

I have supported and worked on projects for the following companies and organisations – amongst many others – through the agencies which have employed me over the last twenty years.

Auto Schweiz, Bank SLM, BEKB, Best Western, Burson-Marsteller EMEA, Cosmos Verlag, Dyson, Galenos Kranken- und Unfallversicherung, Gesundheitsförderung Schweiz, Jungfrau Zeitung, Kantonspolizei Bern, Microsoft Switzerland, Nationale Informationsstelle zum Kulturerbe, Nuklearforum Schweiz, Process Partner, Pro Sieben Schweiz, Publishing Blog, Republica AG, Russian Railways, Sanofi-Aventis, SBB CFF FFS, Schweizerische Eidgenossenschaft, Schweizer Nationalfonds, SGG (Rütli), Schweizerischer Skiverband “Swiss Ski”, Sportamt Bern, Staatsarchiv Basel, Swisscom, Swiss Helicopter Group, UNIA-Gewerkschaft, Verkehrs-Club der Schweiz, V-ZUG, ZFV-Unternehmungen.