Hello and welcome to Abletondjcourse! I'm David Rickard and I'm responsible for developing this course.
To find out more about each of the talented people involved in Abletondjcourse please click on the blue arrows.
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Hey lovely ones, you've found us! I'm Jo Rickard the project director and voice of Abletondjcourse.
Hey lovely ones, you've found us! I'm Jo the voice of Abletondjcourse and also the project management side. My (totally unrelated) background is in social care, research and sexual health within the public sector. I have to say that all of us here are hellishly excited to launch our first course; it's been lots of hard work and good fun in equal measure. Keep in touch and let us know how you're getting on - we'd love to think that we can influence the world's future digital DJs.
Mark Burnett (aka Nark Mule) is our font of all Ableton knowledge and has been DJing and producing music for nearly 20 years.
Mark (aka Nark Mule) is our font of all Ableton knowledge and has been DJing and producing dance music for nearly 20 years. Mark began his fixation with DJing by organising parties and raves in the hills of mid-Wales. Whilst at university Mark fell into the underground techno and trance scenes playing at countless free parties, raves and student events. Six years later Mark headed east and worked in South Korea helping friends organising huge parties and events bringing people like DJ Hype, Goldie and Chris Liberator to a somewhat bemused Asian crowd. Mark then travelled to many countries including New Zealand, Germany, Greece, Spain, USA, Mexico and Honduras playing at clubs, festivals and events including the infamous Burning Man Festival. Mark has been involved in organising numerous events around the globe, but the closest to his heart is the Workhouse Festival a small event held in mid-Wales. If you'd like to hear Marks own productions and DJ style go to soundcloud.com/mark-one-music or http://www.mixcloud.com/mark-adam-burnett/.
Andrea Proffitt is our vivacious marketing guru who has vast experience in media, marketing and live event organisation.
Andrea is our vivacious marketing guru and has vast experience in the fields of marketing consultancy, media marketing and live event organisation. In previous roles Andrea has been an agency account manager for CBS Outdoor and Kerrang radio and is also the Director of Indieco UK Limited. Andrea holds the Workhouse Festival Llanfyllin Workhouse extremely close to her heart having been one of the directors for 5 years. If you'd like to discuss PR, publicity or advertising consultancy with the fabulous Ms Proffitt then you can contact her at email@example.com.
Phil King is our incredibly gifted graphic designer who is responsible for the lovely design of Abletondjcourse.
Phil is our incredibly gifted graphic designer. In previous incarnations he has worked in the production department for the Daily Mail and as a marketing executive for Daily Mail, Loot and the Evening Standard. Phil then graduated in graphic design with a 1st from the University of Wolverhampton and has since been short-listed for the Penguin Book Award 2008, been runner-up for the Adobe Design Awards 2008, been 1 of 5 runners-up for Computer Arts cover competition and has appeared in numerous graphic design magazines. Phil works freelance so if you'd like to discuss a commission then he can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Karl Jones is responsible for our shiny photos and is in the process of launching his own photography business.
Karl is responsible for our shiny photos and has launched his own photography business. He can be contacted via his facebook page
Vibe Creative provides the magic and expertise behind our website. Based in Shropshire, the company excels in web development.
Vibe Creative provides the magic and expertise behind our website. Based in Shropshire, the company excels in web design and server side development.
The team at Vibe provide services in web design, development and on-line marketing strategies for businesses and organisations. They are extremely professional to work with and have truly gone the extra mile to understand, develop and meet our requirements. If you'd like to contact Vibe, visit the website www.vibecreative.co.uk.
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James T Williams has been making movies for 20 years, and is the director and writer for Mr Glass Productions.
James has been making movies for 20 years. Following his Film and Media course, James became the director and writer for Mr Glass Productions. The team produced short series for the BBC and a feature length film. If you would like to contact James to discuss working on a project together, visit the website www.mrglassproductions.co.uk.