Thomas Fide

Graphic Designer

WordPress Builder

Project Manager

Craft Beer Lover

Intrepid Explorer

Thomas Fide

Graphic Designer

WordPress Builder

Project Manager

Craft Beer Lover

Intrepid Explorer

Introduction

Hello! I’m Thomas Fide.

A passionate designer with bags of creative enthusiasm and a hankering for adventure. Born in the UK and now living in Perth, Western Australia. I have rich experience in graphic design, building WordPress websites, online marketing and project management. I want to use my skills and experience to collaborate on new and exciting projects with like minded creators.

  • Age: 35
  • Nationality: British
  • Address: Perth, WA
  • Full Time: Available
  • Freelance: Available
  • Website: www.thomasfide.com
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Phone: 0434 026 988

About Me

For as long as I can remember, I have had a passion for the creative process. Since childhood, a box of Lego and some crayons were the only thing required to afford my parents a little peace and quiet! From this, an obsession with a imagination and innovation was born.

This interest has taken me on an exciting journey that started out with the film and TV industry, and then spun me into a world of design and web development. It helped me start two of my own businesses, Adaptation Dating Ltd and Trade Site Wales Ltd, which both are web based. Owning and managing these companies has given me the perfect platform to not only perfect and learn my creative craft, but also to build my business acumen and truly understand what can be achieved with hard-work and dedication.

In my spare time I like to stay fit and active. I enjoy running, cycling and walks with my dog. This is in equal measures to spending downtime in front of a good film or TV series. I like socialising with friends and spending time with my family; any occasion to be part of a group is a welcomed opportunity. Even in my spare time my imagination and intrigue are never far away; I am always trying to learn and improve my creative skills. Whether that is in practical exercises like creating videos with friends, photography or graphic design competitions, or by just reading through inspiring books or watching useful video guides to help perfect my knowledge of programs I use for editing, designing and building.

I truly love creating things and being a part of that exciting process. It is where I feel confident, passionate and completely myself. I have worked hard to get where I am today. I am now in a position where I would like to invite like-minded, talented enthusiasts and agencies to consider hiring me to work with them on their next challenging project. I am happy to work on both a freelance basis or as part of a team. If you want to find out any more please contact me here. I welcome all new opportunities.

My Services

Design

Web design, graphic design, posters, flyers, business cards, bespoke artwork, social marketing and full business branding packages.

WordPress Builder

Modern, clean and lightweight mobile-friendly multi-purpose websites built with WordPress using Elementor, WooCommerce and Jet Engine.

Marketing & SEO

Online marketing through creative onsite content, engaging social marketing, targeted video-sharing and a range of imaginative SEO services.

Video Production

I can work in both pre and post production services including, writing, producing, filming, sound recording, set design, editing and uploading.

Did you know?

I love retro video games
I've built over 200 websites
I relocated to Perth, WA
I love a craft beer

Resume

Experience
Owner / Web Developer
2016 - Present
Owner / Web Developer
Trade Site Wales Ltd

In 2016 I founded Trade Site Wales, a small graphic and web design agency which focuses on creating websites from brief to completed product. Achieving a successful business in a short timeframe has required competence in Graphic Design (UX & UI), Web Design, WordPress Builder and Project Management.

Design / Marketing
2018
Design / Marketing
Go Valley

In 2018 I worked with a tech startup that was creating a new tourism app launching in Wales called, Go Valley. My role in the project was to design and market the new app to help generate outside interest and potential new investment. I designed the app in Adobe Illustrator and produced the marketing video.

Co-owner / Web Designer
2008 - Present
Co-owner / Web Designer
Adaptation Dating Ltd

In 2008, I co-founded a successful online dating business, Adaptation Dating. Running this business demands competence on a daily basis in project management, graphic design, web development and online marketing. We currently own a portfolio of over fifty dating websites and our biggest brands are available in five different countries around the world, with a combined revenue of over £3,000,000 since launching.

Video Production
2007 - 2008
Video Production
MePlan50

The aim of MePlan50, an EU funded think tank, was to raise awareness of ageism in the workplace in Wales. I was part of a small media team that produced short films, documentaries and graphics to help highlight the key messages and findings the project uncovered.

Web Designer
2007
Web Designer
Exposure On The Web

After leaving university I applied for my first web design job which I secured through the Welsh graduate opportunities scheme, Go Wales. This was my first introduction into web design and development. My job was to design and develop front-end websites for different dating interests and niches. The knowledge and experience from this position allowed me to perfect my creative craft and understand the requirements to run and maintain an online business, which later that year I started.

EDUCATION
2010
Online Design Course
lynda.com

In 2010 I returned for another course provided by lynda.com. This time the course was specifically in Adobe Illustrator, which up to this point I had a little experience using. The course provided an in-depth education into using the software and allowed me to work through and improve my skills from a basic to advanced level. Adobe Illustrator is now my go to editing application which I use for nearly all web and graphic design tasks.

2008 - 2009
Online Web Course
lynda.com

In 2008 I worked through several online courses covering a range of web design and development areas. It was during this time I learnt to work with WordPress, which I now use to build nearly all my websites.

2004 - 2007
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Film
Newport University, Wales

I spent 3 years at Newport University studying Film. I specialised in writing and cinematography and graduated with a 2:1.

2002 - 2004
BTEC in Media
Cirencester College, England

This was a 2 year course in Film and Video production and studies. I graduated with distinction level and a passion for the film industry.

My Skills

Design
  • Web Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Adobe In-Design
Development
  • WordPress
  • HTML / CSS
  • OceanWP Theme
  • Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Jet Engine
  • Javascript
Marketing
  • Google Analytics
  • Google Search Console
  • Google Adwords
  • Search Engine Optimisation
  • Facebook Advertising
Personal
  • Creativity
  • Leadership
  • Motivation
  • Teamwork
  • Passion

Testimonials

Latest Work

Contact Me

  • Address: Cottesloe, WA 6011
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Phone: 0434 026 988
  • Freelance: Available

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