Spotlight on Talent – Alan

At Evenbreak we often warn employers of the talent they are missing out on if they exclude disabled people from their search. Alan is a prime example of this.

Alan’s goal is to obtain employment as a Web Designer and Developer or to work on 3D modelling or Motion Graphics. He is very well-equipped to excel in either of these fields. His recent BSc in Computing Technologies included learning:

  • Web Design
  • Web Development
  • 3D Modelling & Motion Graphics
  • Networking
  • Database design & build
  • Object Orientated Programming
  • Ubiquitous computing

His desire to constantly update his skills means he has recently qualified as an ACA (Adobe Certified Associate) which gives him expertise in PhotoShop, Illustrator, InDesign and DreamWeaver

Before embarking on his degree Alan worked in IT and Digital Marketing, including projects such as hardware and software upgrades of office equipment, and designing, building and updating company websites. He also created a positive organisational brand through social media pages, and developed training for staff on aspects of Microsoft office and social media.

In addition to the above, Alan has a real interest in 3D modelling and Motion Graphics. He recently recreated the 5Star logo and the logo for Virgin Media used on their sponsorship of some programs on the Discovery network. His 3D Modelling has mainly been cars and bikes but he has recently developed some 3D kitchen mock ups and put animation in to show opening doors and drawers etc. The package that he uses for this is Maxon Cinema 4D.

As well as his impressive IT and computer skills, Alan also has the soft skills required to work well within a team. He is a great communicator at all levels, highly motivated, and thrives on having challenging problems to solve.

In fact, in common with many disabled people, Alan has experience in finding innovative solutions to live, work and study with his sight impairment. We feel that his sight impairment may be the reason that some employers have overlooked his considerable talents, which is without doubt their loss.

If you feel that Alan has the skills your organisation is looking for, please let me know – (we don’t charge recruitment fees – we just want Alan’s talents to be put to good use!)

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