Prior to my freelance life I spent 8 years working agency-side for clients including Electronic Arts, Nokia, Manchester United, and Eurotunnel Le Shuttle. I made the switch to go freelance at the start of 2013 in order to focus on projects that I'm particularly passionate about, and since then have worked with a range of web agencies and brands.
I offer consultancy, undertake technical research and planning activities, and help to architect solutions. I make sure that technology and processes are considered as part of creative discussions, and aim to use them to improve user experiences. I particularly enjoy working on responsive builds, integration-based and content-managed pieces, and love working as a technical consultant who can complement other strategic disciplines.
Recent work has involved Paper, Yoyo Design, Ostmodern, Precedent and Coast Digital, and companies including Money Advice Service, David Lloyd Leisure, BT, GS1, the League Managers Association, and UTV. For more about what I do, and to gain an overview of my professional experience please visit the Work section, or select one of the below to view a case study.
Outside of specific project-based activities, I help organisations with their digital strategy. This ranges from helping web agencies set up new teams, adapt to the challenges of responsive design and agile projects, or simply to advise on what others in the industry are doing well.
I also work directly with brands to train their internal teams, help them figure out how digital can better support their processes, aid them in creating briefs for new projects, promoting these internally, and sourcing external help where needed.
“Sally's impact on the studio was immediatly apparent. She quickly assimilated the status of projects she was assigned to, built articulate and pragmatic approaches to progressing the activities she was responsible for leading. Most importantly she was able to gain the trust of the client and our internal team, and bring them together to achieve the desired results. Sally is highly personable and a delight to have as part of a project team, and more widely part of the business.
I'd highly recommend her to anyone looking for a great technical lead that can interface effectively across a business. She's one that got away - we're still trying to tempt her to join the team permanently - which is testament enough!”
Global Commercial Director at Precedent
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On occasion I take on speaking engagements, where I share some of the things I’ve learnt as part of my contracts and personal projects. My experience ranges from local user groups, through to global conferences in the USA, Italy, and Scotland, and audiences of over 500 people.
All of my speaking engagements to date, and details about what I've got booked in the future, are listed on my Speaking page.
If you’d like to discuss potential opportunities to work together, or for me to speak at an event, please get in touch. You can reach me on email@example.com, or tweet at me using @sjenkinson.