My name is Vicki Jakes and I have been a digital project management specialist for over 10 years and have been making websites for nearly 18 (before YouTube and Facebook!)
I’ve worked at big agencies with big clients, from pharmaceutical, beauty, finance and consumer brands delivering large-scale websites, systems and applications. I was even commended for my work at a swanky awards night a few years back.
In my spare time, I would help friends, family and local connections out with getting a website built and setting up their social media profiles, helping to drive more traffic to their sites through SEO or paid search or helping drive engagement. I would teach myself so that I could be a better professional and apply my skills at work but to also teach those who I helped to help themselves.
My career as a Project Manager nearly 12 years ago and I have been lucky enough to work with great teams in-house at Bauer and in an agency setting at Ogilvy Action and Nitro Digital working as project or account director. I finally became a Certified Scrum Master in 2017 to formalise my practice of Agile in digital project management.
I have also run my own sites and products and over the years have been a club night promoter, band manager, photographer, Photoshopper, YouTuber and blogger.
These days I am back helping individuals and small businesses with my own set-up here in Brighton, raising my two daughters, being smothered by my two cats and supported by my lovely husband.