Made Media Ltd, 97 Icknield Street, Birmingham B18 6RU +44 (0)121 200 2627

Made Media Ltd

Posted in local,news by jake on March 4th, 2011

Wanted: Credible Web Developer

OK, we’re recruiting again. We’re looking for at least one credible developer to join our team. Made is a LAMP based operation, so we’re looking for someone with OOP PHP5 skills, preferably experience with a framework like Zend, Symfony or Sapphire. You’ll be interested in standards and HTML5 of course, but we’re looking for an architect, not a WordPress hacker. We want someone who is able to talk credibly about their craft, so as well as being a good developer, you’ll be able to talk convincingly about cloud-hosting, scalability, accessibility, penetration testing, compliance and data protection. All areas you’ll get plenty of experience with at Made.

We’ll consider candidates with two years plus experience. Good computer science degree preferred. Competitive salary and benefits based upon experience level. Opportunity to work on high-profile projects, where your work will be used by millions not thousands. Good team spirit. Excellent coffee. Monthly massage. Beer.

Central Birmingham, with opportunity to work in London.

Email a CV and URLs to Sorry, no agencies. Really.

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Posted in local,news by jake on October 25th, 2010

Made in London

Exmouth Market

Postcard design by Robbie Graham at HMDG

We’ve worked hard at developing a roster of clients in London and the South East this year. We launched websites for Royal Court Theatre, the Stephen Lawrence Trust, and Jazz FM and we’re busy working on new projects for Sadler’s Wells, Glyndebourne and Channel 4. To serve those southern softies better we’ve opened an outpost in Exmouth Market, Clerkenwell courtesy of our lovely friends at HMDG. It’s manned full-time by our Head of Business Development Jeremy Johnson, and we’re planning on building an account management team there over the next twelve months. It’s a great location roughly half-way between the West End and Silicon Roundabout. We’re looking forward to piling on a few more pounds at the fantastic food-stalls, pubs and restaurants and maybe getting a spot of work done.

Call in some time. Here’s where to find us:

Exmouth House
3-11 Pine Street
London EC1R 0JH

Tel: 0207 060 6233

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Posted in design,local,news by jake on April 9th, 2010

Be a Made Guy (or Gal)

Made Guys

UPDATE: We have now filled all three roles.

We’re order generic viagra looking for new recruits to the family, for three positions in our Birmingham hideout:

1. Freelance Drupal Expert
We have a new project kicking off this summer using the Drupal Open Source Content Management System. It’s a lovely project for a lovely client, involving lots of clever Drupal integration, not least eCommerce with UberCart. We have loads of LAMP experience at Made, and we’re pretty comfortable with Drupal, but we’re looking for an experienced freelancer to spend one or two months with us to help bulk out the team, pass on some knowledge and help us avoid any Drupal dead-ends. Good rates for the right guy or gal, and it’s a nice open-ended assignment where you get to share your wisdom with a team that cares.

2. Full-time Web Designer (Junior to Middleweight)
We’re looking for a designer who gets the web. Your key tool is probably Photoshop, but you’ll have a working knowledge of HTML and User Experience. Skills in HTML&CSS, Flash Animation or wire-framing are a bonus but not strictly necessary. But you must have a gorgeous portfolio of website designs, even if those are personal projects—this is not a print design role. Work ranges from Arts & Culture, through TV to top-tier brands. We’ll consider designers from graduate to middleweight level, with salary dependent upon experience and skill-set (£17K-£25K).

3. Full-time Web Developer (Junior to Middleweight)
We’re looking for a web developer. We’re primarily concerned with front-end skills here; the ability to take a Photoshop layout, and turn it into standards compliant, accessible HTML & CSS is a must. Experience with Javascript frameworks, particularly jQuery desirable. Beyond that we’re looking for experience with LAMP based Content Management Systems. Basic template integration skills are expected. Proper object-orientated programmers, or people who demonstrate the potential to progress to that, will command a higher salary. Will consider graduates or juniors looking to move to next level. Salary dependent upon experience and skill-set (£18K-25K).

We recognise that there is a degree of overlap between roles 2 and 3 (and 1 & 3!) , and we’re happy to interview people who feel they fit somewhere in-between. But we’re definitely recruiting two people, and each recruit will work within a separate production team.

Please send CVs and URLs or Portfolios to We’re expecting to interview in the week commencing April 19. Please, honestly—no agencies and no phone calls—we’re recruiting because we’re busy!

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Posted in culture,local,news,projects by jake on April 1st, 2010

Dig for Shakespeare

Dig for Shakespeare Website

There’s something going on under a house in Stratford this spring. The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust are organising an archeological dig, underneath New Place, Shakespeare’s final home. Who knows what they might find there? If you’re curious then you can take part and find out. Why not start by visiting our lovingly-crafted website. Watch some videos or get digging yourself in the Dig for Shakespeare Quest.


Posted in life,local,news,projects by jake on August 28th, 2009

Brand Challenge Made Good

New BCMG Website

We’ve just updated BCMG’s website to bring it inline with their new brand. You have never seen so many social media widgets in one place. Hope you like it!


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