Here at Instinctive Creations we are looking for a talented digital designer/developer intern to join our creative team in order to help us continue to give the best in web design and development. The successful candidate must have a strong portfolio that highlights their skills in both front-end design and development. This role will give you the opportunity to work on a variety of projects with clients spread across mobile, tablet and web platforms, a...Posted by admin on 29th Jul 2014
I have been learning a lot about growth hacking recently and most of the really clever and interesting stuff I see is coming out of America, mostly the Valley and Bay Area but some in New York too. A great example of an innovative, creative business that has adopted some great marketing (and some growth hacking) in the build up to their launch is Robin Hood. They offer 0 commission stock trading, an innovative and novel idea. They ...Posted by Leon on 2nd May 2014
I have a confession to make. A confession that would have made the me of five years ago sick to the stomach. I use frameworks for web application development. There, I said it. And I feel happier for it. Years and years ago, when I was younger and much more naive, I thought that frameworks were tools for the weak. Tools designed to help the unworthy build great things; in fact, not even to build, but to curate. To curate the many modules of another (more worthy) developer’s code and take al...Posted by liam on 1st May 2014
Senior Marketing Executive
"Chris has helped Instinctive Creations grow from a start-up company of three people to the eight person team you know today and he’s amazed by the evolution of the company."
Chris is a passionate football fan, he’s a 5-a-side maestro who supports Sheffield Wednesday.
Chris is a bit of an adventurer participating in the gruelling 12 mile assault course known as Tough Mudder, as he puts it “It was tough and muddy.” Not only did he have the ordeal of a twelve mile run, he also had to face twenty five excruciating challenges such as the Electroshock Therapy Run and the Half Pipe Climb.
Chris is a skiing enthusiast having skied in Austria, France and Switzerland. His greatest skiing moment was breaking the 60mph mark, which doubles up as his scariest skiing moment too! Chris’ personal challenges don’t end there as he has climbed Scafell Pike and Mount Snowden and around all that renovated his whole house.
Chris has helped Instinctive Creations grow from a start-up company of three people to the eight person team you know today and he’s amazed by the evolution of the company. His proudest moment here was raising £4,000 for Comic Relief with a couple of charity videos the company made.
"He’s worked hard to make his way up the ranks of Instinctive Creations, starting as an apprentice and going on to become The Senior Marketing Executive."
Simon is a successful musician, in bands Organ Freeman and Lovecraft. He has played all over the United Kingdom and his career highlight was supporting Ms. Dynamite, and messing around with her ready salted crisps because he was told not to.
An ardent collector of film cameras, Simon has a collection of cameras worth thousands of pounds. He has a great fondness for all of his cameras but his favourites are his Rolleicord, Bronica ETRS and Rolleiflex TLR.
He’s worked hard to make his way up the ranks of Instinctive Creations, starting as an apprentice and going on to become The Senior Marketing Executive.
Simon performed his first skateboard jump outside Prenton Park, when he was twelve.
When asked about his proudest achievement he replied, “I can’t believe I ate the whole thing”
"She reckons that the SEO business will start to be measured by shares and organic reach rather than Google Bots."
Bex is Instinctive Creations rising star, since beginning her modelling career for a bit of fun she has worked with clothing brands like Hysteria Machine, Planet Zero and Candyholic, and she’s been featured in the world’s number one alternative magazine, Bizarre, twice. This is a look book video she was in recently for Anything Goes Apparel.
Bex is currently obsessed with The Hunger Games series, and she’s reading up on native American culture and spituality. She fears the world may end up being controlled by a robotic Skynet like corporation, but until then she reckons that the SEO business will start to be measured by shares and organic reach rather than Google Bots.
"While working at Instinctive Creations she is most proud of her gift guides, and the development of her skills in Photoshop."
Fliss is a Film Studies graduate of Leeds Trinity. When she’s not dissecting the brilliance of Rear Window,she’s off taking photos around the seaside town of West Kirby, where her family have started, Le Bizz, a card and gift shop. The shop also stocks some of her photos which have been printed into cards.
Fliss is an avid reader and she’s always looking for different and new music. She loves David Nicholls’ One Day and Veronica Ross’ Divergent, her latest music recommendation is singer song-writer, Lauren Aquilina.
While working at Instinctive Creations she is most proud of her gift guides, and the development of her skills in Photoshop, she’s now a Photoshopping Wizard.
"At Instinctive Creations he has started Skate Skool, a lunch time skateboarding team that meet at the New Bird skatepark next door."
Michael is a writer who likes to read JD Salinger and watch Jurassic Park, he is also a huge fan of director Wes Anderson and writer Kurt Vonnegut. On his days off, Michael runs literary arts collective, The Wild Writers. The collective put on unique events, nights and workshops around the North West, such as their latest writing/wrestling competition, SANCHO PANZA.
Michael is a keen cyclist, and in 2013, Michael cycled from Liverpool to Paris for the Sue Ryder Hospice Charity. At Instinctive Creations he has started Skate Skool, a lunch time skateboarding team that meet at the New Bird skatepark next door. Michael’s Vine animation club, is also getting popular as the team write and create animations with cardboard boxes, white tac and action figures.
"Leon prides himself and his team on the environment they have worked to create at Instinctive Creations."
Leon has long been a supporter of grassroots business, arts and creativity. After building his own successful business he has always felt the importance of helping other start-ups. Leon now mentors young entrepreneurs at the Chamber of Commerce Start Up programe and is part of the monthly funding organisation, Awesome Liverpool, where each month he and nine other investors help support a new creative idea in the city.
Leon is a keen sportsman playing nearly every sport you can throw a hat at, including squash, tennis and football. With his 5-a-side football team he has gone from the lower league divisions right up to the top of the first division table, where they are sitting pretty with eight wins out of eight. Leon’s heart is always at Anfield, where his dearest Liverpool FC play.
Leon prides himself and his team on the environment they have worked to create at Instinctive Creations. “The atmosphere here is amazing. We work hard and we have fun doing it. Everyone is a friendly and interesting character and I couldn’t be happier working with them.”
"Gillian is passionate about inspiring others to achieve their goals in either a business or personal capacity."
She has an ever a diligent work ethic and more self-motivation than anyone we’ve ever met. If something needs changing, she doesn’t sit around, she changes it.
Gillian has a Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management and a degree in Law and runs her own business, Hatherlow HR, where she provides outsourced HR services to businesses.
Outside of work she likes to keep fit in the gym, go for adventures on her bike and make a splash when she’s out windsurfing. Gillian also enjoys reading historical novels after recently going back to the Thomas Hardy books she was 'forced' to read at school. She now enjoys them for the historical perspective and the storylines that to this day, you can still relate to.
"Chris’s role at Instinctive is to consult on innovation as well as keeping us abreast of whats happening at central and regional level in the public sector technology space."
Chris graduated with a BSC and BEDs in Applied Computing from Sheffield Polytechnic, Manchester Polytechnic and Birmingham University. He has gone on to work with a range of high profile public sector contracts including running the multi million pound security system for the UK, The Government Gateway, during his time working at the cabinet office. Chris has worked with a number of brilliant people and successful companies through holding high level positions both in local and central government. His last position in the public sector was as head of networks and telephony for DWP. Now, Chris is the Managing Director at Hough Fold Associates where his co-workers and employees have described him as a, “Dynamic leader,“ with a “passion for innovation.” Hough Fold Associates aims to connect and advise private sector organisations in the technology sector on how best to approach working with the public sector.
Chris loves to get away and has visited many different places around the world. He supports Bolton Wanderers and has high hopes that this year The Trotters will claw their way to at least a mid-table championship position.
"Alan is our genius."
At college he received the highest ever score for the North West, when he passed his BTEC in Computer Science with a triple distinction, and at university he received a first class BA in Computer Science & Digital Animation. Alan also speaks four languages, French, Japanese, Yoruba and English, and has previously worked with industry leaders Apple.
Whilst studying, Alan was involved in both Consumer Training and Sales with Apple in Liverpool. It was from here, where Alan was spotted by a Senior-Vice President and was offered a job in the Company Headquarters.
Alan deferred the start of his scholarship awarded Quantum Computing Postgraduate degree at Oxford University to work as a Software Engineer for Apple in Cupertino, California. During his time here, he worked on several internal projects, most notably a major inventory management tool for Apple Retail for use with over 20,000 employees.
He is the Managing Director at Sparks Revolution a company that do digital stuff for clients like The Everton Free School, Apple consultancy and The University Hospital of South Manchester. Alan is an enthusiastic philanthropist, and does a fantastic amount of work for the Make a Wish Foundation.