Thomas Fide

Graphic Designer

Web Developer

Video Producer

Talented Freelancer

Obsessive Creative

Thomas Fide

Graphic Designer

Web Developer

Video Producer

Talented Freelancer

Obsessive Creative

Introduction

Hello! I’m Thomas Fide.

A passionate designer, developer and creative enthusiast from Cardiff, Wales. I have rich experience in graphic design, website development, video production and online marketing. I want to use my skills collaborating on new and exciting projects with like minded creators.

  • Age: 34
  • Nationality: British
  • Address: Cardiff, Wales
  • Freelance: Available
  • Website: thomasfide.com

About Me

For as long as I can remember I have had a passion for the creative process. From a young age I would constantly take things apart in an attempt to understand how they worked, just so I could try to put them back together again. Needless to say I never could, and although my parents became quickly frustrated with my destructive, self-taught education, an obsession with imagination and innovation was born.

This obsession 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. Its 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 send me a message or give me a call. I welcome all new opportunities.

My Services

Design

Web design, graphic design, posters, flyers, business cards, bespoke artwork, social marketing and total business branding

Web Development

Modern, clean and lightweight mobile-friendly websites built with WordPress using either the OceanWP or Crocoblock theme.

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 am training for a marathon
I've built over 200 websites
I am moving to Australia
I have a dog called Max

Resume

Experience
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.

CEO / Web Developer
2016 - Present
CEO / Web Developer
Trade Site Wales Ltd

In 2016 I setup my second business, Trade Site Wales. This business allows me to use my passion for creativity and experience in business to design, develop and market any manner of client projects, each with their own unique challenges, specifications and requirements.

CEO / Web Designer
2008 - Present
CEO / Web Designer
Adaptation Dating Ltd

In 2008 I partnered with a friend who had just graduated from university with a degree in graphic design. Together we founded our online dating business, Adaptation Dating. Running this business requires me to use skills in a variety of areas.

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
Development
  • WordPress
  • HTML / CSS
  • OceanWP Theme
  • Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Crocoblock Theme
Marketing
  • Google Analytics
  • Google Search Console
  • Google Adwords
  • Search Engine Optimisation
Personal
  • Creativity
  • Leadership
  • Motivation
  • Teamwork

Testimonials

Latest Work

GoValley App
Branding, Design
GoValley Video
Branding, Marketing, Production
WABA Novice Boxing Poster
Branding, Design
Transactacar Business Website
Branding, Design, Development
Log Cabins Business Website
Branding, Design, Development
Wheatgrass Ecommerce Website
Branding, Design, Development
Road To Recovery Poster
Branding, Design

Contact Me

  • Address: Cardiff, Wales
  • Email: hello@thomasfide.com
  • Phone: (+44) 7850 740357
  • Freelance: Available

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