Meet the Team

Jacob Astles – Head of Design & Digital Media

With over 7 years of website design and construction experience Jacob has a deep passion for design and digital media, it all started with assessment in the 6th grade to build a website for his school, even then he blew them away with what he could create. Now years down the track he is still amazing clients with their websites and could be building yours. If you have any questions for Jake please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Qualifications:

All through Highschool Jacob chose to do Computing as an elective and then continued his studies doing Information Technology (IT) for his year 12 HSC, which he was awarded with High Distinctions.
Doing IT for his HSC gave Jacob a Certificate II in Information Technology allowing him to go straight into the computing workforce.
However Jacob chose to continue his studies and enrolled at the University of Newcastle doing a Bachelor of Information Technology Majoring in Web Developement and Graphic Design. 

Jacob is highly motivated and continually improving his skills. He has taught himself many programming languages and skills which are applied to all projects he undertakes.

Skills

  • CSS 3 standards
  • XML/XSLT/WSDL
  • JSP and Java Servlets
  • HTML 4 and 5 Standards
  • Object Oriented PHP and MySQLi
  • Cross-Platform web server experience
  • Content Management Systems (CMS)
  • A range of approaches to data security
  • Database design, setup and management
  • 2D and 3D animation, editing and publishing
  • Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Techniques
  • Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) Techniques
  • Customised HTML Email design and generation systems
  • E-Commerce system development and Payment gateways
  • Javascript language technologies including AJAX and JQuery
  • Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system development
  • Object Oriented programming in Java, C++, Visual Basic .NET, Ruby
  • Knowledge of Design and Human Computer Interaction (HCI) Principles

Jacob's full resume is available by request.