Ben Cornwell

I am alive because I choose to be.
For many people there is no choice, they are idiots!

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Here is my life in a timeline kinda way

  • 2007 - present

    Web Developer and Graphic Designer

    Canterbury Christ Church University

    Working for the Faculty of Education, I design all marketing material to promote courses and events in the Faculty.

    I have branded several projects
    from logos through print and online:

    Qualification: Certificate of Higher Education in Web Design

  • 2005 - 2013

    Freelance Web & Graphic Design

    Creating web/graphic design solutions and bespoke digital media services. Projects and clients included:

    • Bradstowe Lodge Residential Care Home | website (no longer under my management)
    • Bifocals Arts Collective | website and Flash based CD-ROMs for educational purposes | Smashed CD-ROM | Sofa Surfers CD-ROM
    • UK Open Learning, Cumbria | course information booklets.
    • BlueJam Cumbria | website and poster design
    • Gordon Clarkson Productions, Margate | website and posters
    • Creative Partnerships, Cumbria | CD-ROM for educational handbook.
    • Welfare State International, Cumbria | digital image archive (scanning and catalogue over 1000 photos)
    • Phasing-Hz, Penrith | design and build of initial multi-media website
  • March 2005 - September 2005

    Greenkeeper | Furness Golf Course,
    Walney Island, Cumbria

    Working as part of a team of 4 to maintain all areas of the course using a variety of horticultural and agricultural machinery.

  • November 2004 - February 2005

    Work Placement | Welfare State International (WSI), Cumbria

    3 Month placement at WSI performing varied administrative roles plus assisting in various ways with their events/installations including leaflet/poster design and photographic documentation including CD-ROM and DVD production.

  • February 2004 - February 2005

    Student | Portland College, Nottingham

    • NVQ Level 3 - Administration
      As live work for the college and external clients I designed 2 websites (now offline) and various college documentation including a handbook, posters, door plaques, booklets and a computer program using Flash 5 to determine preferred learning styles.
    • Microsoft Office Specialist Certificates:
      Word 2000 Expert
      Word 2000 Core
      PowerPoint 2000 Core
      Access 2000 Core


  • February 2002 - January 2004

    Grounds man | Pathway Ltd, Margate

    Responsible for the day-to-day maintenance of local authority run sports pitches including 25 Football/Rugby pitches, 5 pitch/putt courses, 11 cricket squares and synthetic football pitch. Responsibilities included organising day-to-day activities of a team of 4 and safe use and transportation of horticultural machinery.


  • April 1997 - September 2001

    Bay Inspector | Serco/Thanet LeisureForce Ltd, Margate

    Working to ensure proper management of the bay during summer season. Responsibities included handling monies, dealing with lost children and liaison with Local Authority, Red Cross and emergency services.

  • 1995 - 2001

    Theatre Technician

    Working mainly for Margate based group Gordon Clarkson Productions in a variety of roles; including propmaker and installation, Technical Stage Manager, Sound & Light Technician and transport.


  • December 1997 - August 1999

    Green Keeper | North Foreland Golf Course, Broadstairs

    Working as part of a team using a wide variety of horticultural/green keeping machinery to ensure efficient maintenance of two courses.

  • January 1995 - December 1995

    Sound Recording Engineer | Funky Butterfly Recordings, Margate

    Primarily a sampling studio, I was able to expand its facilities to offer live recordings to bands for professional demo quality productions.

    View my music site

  • August 1989 - June 1994

    Groundsman | English Woodlands Ltd, RAF Base and airfield, Manston

    Responsibilities included: Site Supervisor, using horticultural machinery, liaison with Air Traffic Control and awareness of Health & Safety issues.

  • September 1981 - July 1989

    Chatham House Grammar School, Ramsgate

    • A Levels
      Economics & Politics C
      English Literature E
    • O Levels
      English B | Maths C | Geography C | Economics B
    • GCSEs
      Biological Studies C | Social Science C


  • 1981 - 1986

    Thanet Tae Kwon-Do

    1st Dan Black-Belt (1984)

    1986 South-East England Champion

  • 1970


    • Location: Essex

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