Stu Collett

Technical Lead

United Kingdom
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About me

Highly experienced Technical Lead/Manager. I've been in the industry professionally since 1998 and have seen a variety of digital innovations come and go, so I've had to have been extremely reactive with new technology, languages and methods.

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  • Digital
  • Team Leadership
  • Web Development
  • Web Programming
  • Web Design
  • Scoping
  • Wireframing
  • Client Liaising
  • Project Management
  • Problem Solving

People I’ve worked with

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Toaster


    • Design
  • Think Jam

    Think Jam

    • Advertising
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    Toaster Ltd.

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      Work history


      Technical Lead

      Toaster Ltd.

      Nov 2016
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • Heading up the technical development of all London based projects. Skills used and developed: - Creating and managing technical project artifacts, including specifications, statements of work, task backlogs, agile boards, technical design documents and user documentation - Writing public facing technical articles - Enforcing code standards and best practices - Managing, mentoring and delegating to the project development team - Running developer meetings, including briefings and project scrums alongside our producers - Representing the development team in client meetings and other project communications - Planning and scoping of project requirements and timings, working alongside with the producer and other stakeholders - Adapting to changes in project deliverables, including scope creep and feature requests, and their impact on the project plan and timings


      Digital Development Director

      Think Jam

      Oct 2015 - Nov 2016
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • Leading Development support on all assigned client campaigns; supporting the workflow within the various departments to ensure that campaigns are delivered on the agreed deadline and budget; innovate, inspire and ensure that the highest standards of excellence are continuously maintained across all work delivered. Skills used include all of those listed under the Senior Developer position below. The role also entails: - Creating and leading a unified Development team and ensuring that each member has the ability to support multiple departments in all areas of Digital Development - Measuring skillsets and actively participating in training of all Development staff to grow and improve skills - Choosing, briefing and employing 3rd party Development teams and external resources as and when needed on campaigns - Offering technical advice, costs and timings for all areas of Development on client campaigns - Wireframing, Prototyping and producing Technical Briefs for larger campaigns - Conceiving, planning and creating processes for development and QA - Overseeing and being responsible for QA - Conceiving, planning and leading development related R&D projects - Meeting regularly with different departments to assess their needs and gather suggestions for future projects - Creating and championing a suite of re-sellable Think Jam products and/or re-usable code templates - Organising, building, monitoring and maintaining all web based servers for client campaigns and internal services - Organising, building, monitoring and maintaining all internal legacy tools - Monitoring software and server costs and continuously look for beneficial alternatives - Organising, building, monitoring and maintaining all Think Jam primary domains and related subdomains


      Developer / Senior Developer

      Think Jam

      Aug 2010 - Oct 2015
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • Developing digital media for a wide variety of entertainment clients. Scoping, wireframing and costing upcoming projects. Server maintenance and technical guidance. Skills used and developed:
 Advanced HTML & CSS to W3C standards 
PHP/MySQL (including minor exposure to Symfony & ZEND)
 JavaScript/jQuery (including minor exposure to Angular, Handlebars & Ember)
 Scoping and Wireframing
 Server configuration (Ubuntu, Apache, MySQL, PHP & related modules, Salt)
 Cloud server management (Rackspace, Digital Ocean, Amazon S3 & Akamai CDN)
 Adobe Creative Suite 3, 4, 5, 5.5, 6 & CC
 Advanced Actionscript 2 & 3
 XML/JSON OOP techniques, API integration & OAuth communication
 Analytics methodologies 
Problem solving & original thinking


      Lead Creative


      Jun 2005 - Aug 2010
      • Canterbury, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • Designing and developing websites, flash banners, interactive online elements and offline multimedia for a wide variety of clients. Sourcing projects/additional freelancers, pitching/quoting, liaising with clients and complete project organisation. Skills used and developed: Adobe Creative Suite 3 & 4 (Flash, Dreamweaver, Photoshop etc) Advanced HTML/XHTML & CSS to W3C standards Flash XML integration Using JavaScript/JQuery libraries Advanced Actionscript 2 & 3 - OOP techniques and API integration Search engine optimisation techniques Analytics methodologies (including integration into Flash) Project management, budgeting and co-ordination


      Web Designer

      Netsite Ltd

      Jan 2002 - Jun 2005
      • Rochester, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • Designing and developing websites, online and offline e-marketing, flash animation and online game creation. Liaising with clients and project presentation. Assisting CMS integration with PHP/ASP development team. Skills used and developed: Adobe Photoshop CS and the complete Macromedia MX/MX2003 Suite (Flash & Dreamweaver etc) Advanced HTML & CSS to W3C standards Advanced Actionscript 1 & 2 - including PHP and XML send and load techniques Advanced Flash Animation techniques Basic typographical concepts


      Senior Web Developer

      Mediawave Ltd

      Jul 1998 - Nov 2001
      • Derby, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • Designing and developing websites based around online and offline Streaming Media. Overlooking a team of 7 designers and developers, training sales staff and pitching to/liaising with high profile clients. Skills used and developed: Adobe Photoshop versions 4-6 and the Macromedia suite versions 2-6 (Flash, Dreamweaver, Director etc) HTML, DHTML, Flash animation and Actionscript 1


      Web Designer

      dScape Ltd

      Mar 1998 - Jun 1998
      • Derby, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • Designing and developing websites, CD-ROMs and flash animation Skills used and developed: Adobe Photoshop 4, Macromedia Dreamweaver 1-2 and Flash 2



      Electronic Engineering with Music Technology Systems

      University of Derby

      Sep 2003 - Jun 1998
      • Derby, United Kingdom