Skipton 07985 433 090


Web design is my main source of income, but there is a lot more to me than that. Today’s job market demands are for the multi skilled. I’m a qualified electrician & probably because of a background in music production, I have always had a natural interest in all things technical with particular regards to audio & video signals & systems.

Prior to doing a design degree as a mature student I had a history of technical & creative roles in sound, video & broadcast technology.

What kind of stuff?

Historically I have been involved in music recording studios, radio stations & film/TV tech support including a spell working for channel 5 TV as a broadcast engineer.

I have designed & installed radio stations for colleges & community radio stations. I also partnered in a commercial music recording studio for a number of years so I’ve got superb mixing ears & a good knowledge of processes such as EQ & compression. (I’m also calm enough to deal with highly strung guitarists/actors).

A list of the technical & creative stuff I can do is never going to be a fascinating read, but its a question I get asked on a fairly regular basis & if your gonna hire me I guess its a reasonable ask… so here goes:

Sound, Video & Technical:

  • Qualified electrician – City & Guilds electrical installation & testing
  • Music technology BTEC, Leeds College of Music
  • Experienced multi cam TV tech support (education)
  • Experience in design & installation of radio stations (FM & internet streaming) & music recording studios
  • AV Digitisation, digital preservation & archiving of audio & video
  • Fault finding, signals & systems
  • Experienced in sound recording / live sound /  location recording / mastering / sound editing, MIDI
  • Working knowledge of video editing in Adobe Premiere
  • Excellent knowledge of Steinberg Cubase, Adobe Audition, Sony Soundforge sound editing software
  • Online video, all aspects of streaming video from filming to website delivery


Design & Web:

  • Graphic & web design degree at Leeds Uni (2:1)
  • Very good knowledge of the majority of Adobe Creative Cloud Apps
  • Specialist in Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Photoshop
  • WordPress specialist developer
  • Experienced photographer & Photoshop retoucher
  • Database & web application development (PHP, MySQL).
  • HTML, CSS, JQuery
  • Search engine optimisation (SEO), search strategy, social media for business
  • E-commerce & content management development
  • I can build & configure a web server from scratch, (LAMP Servers – Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP)
  • Website hosting support (CPanel)

I’m happy to “muck in” on technical projects. I also make a great cup of coffee & have recently updated to a top of the range espresso / cappuccino model. I can be hired as a freelance sound/video technician on a day rate, or depending on my workload on a short term contract, please contact me 07985 433 090 for availability

Jake Richard BSc (hons)
Freelance Web, Sound & Video Tech, Yorkshire