That's me!

The creator

Yup that's me, Tariq Gangari or 'Ty' as most of my friends call me. I'm 30, I love sports and am an avid Arsenal and Red Sox fan. When I am not devouring a bucket of chicken wings I am either curling a dumbbell or walking my sausage dog Rory 🌭

Defining years

Bad moments can be just as productive as good ones so long as you are willing to learn the lessons they put in front of you. These were my defining years to date and the catalyst for the great place I find myself in today.


  • 2009 - Health

    I was diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) in 2009. AS is an incurable rheumatoid arthritis disease which worsens with inactivity. I had not long graduated from University when I was diagnosed and was still struggling to find work in my field so my confidence was at an all time low…

  • 2012 - Adventure

    Three years later I was stacking shelves in retail and was completely stuck in a rut in every aspect in my life. I decided that I needed a change, a shock. I bought a one-way ticket to the USA in hope to find something, hopefully myself. I cycled from Boston to Miami on a peddle bike in what was a life defining 90 days…

  • 2013 - Perspective

    In 2013 I came back from the USA a completely different person. I quit my job in retail and created my own website to promote who I really was. I got a new job within 3 months and I was revelling in my newfound confidence. I realised just how significant a smile and trust in your own ability could be….

  • 2017 - Growth

    By 2017 I had made some incredible friends, got my AS under control, climbed a few more rudders in my career and bought a beautiful townhouse in Jacksonville. The most important development was my growth as a person, I had developed belief in my own ability and an insatiable thirst for what could be…

Top skills

I have worked in numerous sectors and below are just a few of the skills I have gathered along the way.
I would say these are my core areas of passion and expertise.

Web

CMS
98%
Web design
95%
UX
90%
SEO
90%

Graphics


Graphic design
98%
Adobe Photoshop
98%
Adobe Illustrator
90%
Print design
90%

Marketing

Social media
98%
PPC
95%
Communications
95%
Email marketing
90%

Digital

Channel shift
98%
Digital services
98%
Digital marketing
95%
Strategy creation
95%

Web

Over 6 years’ experience developing and designing websites for companies spanning over 8 sectors. A sound understanding of UX and SEO best practices. Competent in HTML and CSS. Experienced in managing numerous websites via content management systems (CMS) including Jadu, WordPress, Contensis and Kentico.

Graphics

Over 15 years’ experience with Adobe creative suite products. Creation of numerous graphics for both digital and print platforms, including graphics for websites, social media, logos, business cards and leaflets. Very strong digital graphics enhancement skills and a very keen eye for detail, a perfectionist!

Marketing

2:1 Honours degree in Marketing. Extensive experience in both digital and print marketing including the implementation of marketing best practices. Over 3 years’ experience of freelance marketing communication and digital consulting. Experienced in managing social media campaigns and PPC campaigns.

Digital

Over 5 years’ experience implementing and managing digital services. Experienced in creating digital and communication strategies and achieving channel shift targets. A sound understanding of the significance of digital innovation, data analysis and performance control. I am MSP, Prince 2 and change management qualified.

Recent workplaces

1 Jan 16 - Present
BCH Police
Digital innovation Manager


  • Launched 3 new websites for 3 collaborated police forces.

  • Introduced digital services across the 3 forces leading to a 5% total channel shift.

  • Saved the tri-force ÂŁ542,616.00 to date since the websites relaunched.


2 Aug 14 - Dec 15
TMG Associates Ltd
Owner, Digital Creator


  • Launched 9 websites and over 15 social media campaigns.

  • All email campaigns delivered performed above industry average.

  • 5* service level satisfaction from over 18 international clients.


3 Apr 13 - Dec 15
Harrow Council
Digital Project Officer


  • Monitored service of the local government’s leading portal.

  • Delivered a 60% growth in service usage in my first 3 months in the role.

  • Numerous designs chosen for promotional purposes across the borough.

Qualifications

BA Honours in Marketing

University of Portsmouth

Qualification:
BA degree in Marketing with honours

Grade:
Upper 2:1

Year attained:
2008

Programme Management

Qualification:
Managing Successful Programmes (MSP)

Grade:
Pass

Year attained:
2017

Project Management

Qualification:
Prince 2

Grade:
Pass

Year attained:
2015

Change Management

Qualification:
International Change Management

Grade:
Pass

Year attained:
2018