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 email@example.com. Sorry, no agencies. Really.
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:
3-11 Pine Street
London EC1R 0JH
Tel: 0207 060 6233
UPDATE: We have now filled all three roles.
We’re 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 (Â£17K-Â£25K).
3. Full-time Web Developer (Junior to Middleweight)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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!
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.
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!
We’ve been busy extending the Visit Birmingham website with three new, comprehensive features; What’s On, Maps and Directories. Restaurants, Hotels, Gigs, Exhibitions, they’re all in there and geo-tagged too.
It’s been a complex job, mashing up events-data from Global Data Point with organisation data from Marketing Birmingham’s Microsoft CRM system and Google Maps. It’s all pulled together via our own content management system Backstage.
Take a look. There’s a huge amount on. We hope you’ll feel encouraged to visit Birmingham.
We’re delighted to launch the new website for Warwick Arts Centre today. Made are known for building big complex websites for bustling arts venues, but Warwick Arts Centre presented us with real challenge. One of the busiest arts venues outside London Warwick Arts Centre puts on a varied art programme from one-night-only comedy gigs, through film to long-running arts exhibitions. Building interfaces and content management techniques to handle that breadth and variety of event content took hard work and plenty of thinking. The events module in our CMS Backstage needed a total rewrite and is all the better for it.
We’re looking forward to seeing how the blogs develop, but with Jon Bounds acting as social media consultant how can they possibly fail?
We’ll be integrating the new ticketing system later this week, and then we’re busy linking the foyer screens into the CMS to keep visitors up to date. We’ll let you know when it’s done.
Marking another major land grab in the Midlands art scene, we have been appointed to redesign the website for Warwick Arts Centre. This was a very competitive pitch resulting in a four way race so we are naturally delighted to have clawed our way to the top of the heap.
One of the busiest arts centres outside of London, Warwick Arts Centre hosts a vast range of events including gigs, comedy, theatre and a two screen cinema. The project will see us building a whole new website with full event browsing and ticket booking. We are also to provide screen designs and a live feed of up to date event information for a number of plasma screens positioned around the Centre.
Read the press release for the details. We will add updates on this site as the project develops.
We’re delighted to announce that we’ve been appointed to develop and extend the Visit Birmingham website on behalf of Marketing Birmingham. As part of the new website design, we’ll be adding a bunch of web 2.0 friendly features including an events calendar, directory and Google-maps mash-up.
Read the press release for the details, and watch this space for developments.
Made Media is looking for volunteers for web-based usability research on Monday 30 March between 12 noon and 9pm in central Birmingham. The session would last for one hour and volunteers will be given a gift voucher up to the value of Â£75 to be used during research for their participation.
If you are interested, please call 0844 581 1374 to register your interest. The closing date for registration is Wednesday 25 March. The selected participates will be contacted on Thursday 26 March to confirm availability and timings.