Women in Media is currently looking either for funding to continue to run the network or for someone to take over the full management of the group. If you have any suggestions or would like more information please contact Caroline Morris (Wired Sussex) on 01273 692888 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’ve interviewed leading female lights in Brighton’s digital media scene – you can listen to the interviews below.
Abi Mellor has over ten years digital media experience. Abi’s expertise lies in web business management and strategy, and online marketing. She has worked in-house for eight years in award-winning web teams at Workthing.com, a recruitment website that was owned by the Guardian Media Group, Macmillan Cancer Relief and the British Heart Foundation. More recently she managed and marketed a recruitment site for Friday Holdings Ltd.
Abi is now an Account Director at Worth where her clients include, the Lucozade Sport Shop and Breathe Right at GlaxoSimthKline, the Department of Health and the Department of Work and Pensions.
Niqui Merret is a Brighton-based developer with over ten years experience in the digital media industry. She is founder and Director of Jade Hopper, a Brighton-based Flash design and development company.
She has a passion for accessibility and spends her free time researching and sharing her knowledge in this area and maintains a blog – http://niquimerret.com. She speaks at international conferences and is listed as a Flash Goddess. She is actively involved in the community and participates in a cross section of events.
After graduating from Brighton University with a degree in Illustration Julia’s career as a Graphic Design freelancer has built up slowly over the last 4 years.
She began doing small design jobs for friends such as flyers, posters etc. and gradually built up a portfolio of work and improved her software skills. Two years after leaving university Julia became a full time freelancer and hasn’t looked back since. She now really enjoys the freelance lifestyle and the freedom it brings.
She has worked on a really wide range of projects; including design for Topshop, Cr2 Records, Wired Sussex and BozBoz. See some examples of her work
Aleks Krotoski is a columnist for The Guardian’s Technology section and for Guardian Unlimited.
She is currently working towards a PhD in social psychology at the University of Surrey, examining social networks in cyberspace and understanding online social influence.
Aleks has written games industry reports covering demographics, age ratings, education and regulation. She also regularly speaks about interpersonal processes in online communities with financial, telecommunications and governmental organisations.
Fiona Dungay graduated from the University of Brighton in 2003 with a BA (Hons) in Graphic Design. During the autumn after graduation she assisted Paul Farrington at Studio Tonne before working on various freelance projects including collaborations with Digital Apex and Nothing to See Here.
Fiona began working with Cogapp in March 2005 and was promoted to the design team in July 2006. She has worked on a variety of digital and print projects for clients including Culture Online, GSGI, BBC, Brighton University Arts Faculties, Web Usability Partnership and on the Cogapp rebrand.
Vicky started her web development company, Chameleon Net, in 1998 with a vision of establishing a new type of company one that would bridge the gap between web design agencies and IT companies. Prior to starting Chameleon Net she worked for larger IT companies like Alcatel, EDS and iCAT and holds an honours degree in Computer Science from the University of Hertfordshire.
Vicky is an avid networker and has won a series of entrepreneur awards. She was voted ‘Best Woman in Technology’ (small business category) at the 2006 Women in Technology Awards, sponsored by BlackBerry.