I'm a freelancer based in Bristol, with broad experience and interests in IT and broadcasting. My previous work has included development, operations, problem solving, maintenance and project work. I've worked on a variety of projects in various sectors, and I'm most interested in working behind the scenes on television, and particularly on quiz and game shows. I've listed some of my favourite projects so far below — if you'd like to find out more or are interested in working with me, please do get in touch.
I developed a web application to receive user’s responses to the tie-in book’s “audition quiz”, providing scores and feedback and allowing the editors to see reports about what has been submitted. The work was done on a short turnaround, to be ready for the book’s release date. Design assets from the TV show were used to provide a high-quality and consistent user experience.
Producer of a long-running debate show for three years. When I first took on the show, it was a labour-intensive show that went out early on a Sunday morning; I successfully pitched a revised, streamlined format that cut down on the production time and dramatically increased its quality. Because of this, the show was promoted to become part of the flagship weekday speech lineup.
I was an instrumental part of the team which created Muzaiko, the world’s first online 24-hour Esperanto music radio station. I developed a format for the station that would offer an interesting and varied daily output for listeners, while being manageable for a worldwide team of volunteers. I commissioned the station’s imaging package, and carried out much of the initial technical work, before handing over to the day-to-day management and volunteer team.
A fully-custom media management web app for a student radio station. I was the primary system architect and back-end developer for the project, and implemented a variety of features including a database of audio files, shows and presenters; integration with the station’s playout system and website; overnight automation; and a custom cartwall application.
This project won the 2010 gold Student Radio Award for Best Technical Achievement.
A custom application for a quizzing company’s weekly online quiz. I developed a backend application for creating, editing and scheduling quizzes, as well as a frontend to display the quizzes, which was designed to match their existing website.
My musical side project. I arrange classical and folk music for ukuleles and ocarinas, self-publish them as e-books and printed books, and have made some short YouTube videos of my own playing to promote them.
Max Eggeling, QuizQuizQuiz
Thomas had a very good understanding of the brief for our project and had great input in the planning stage. He was able to deliver in good time and at a quality that exceeded my expectations. I wouldn’t hesitate to hire him again or to recommend his services to others.
The process has been as close to painless as we could possibly have wished for. Thomas was calm, considered, straightforward and helpful. Nothing was too much trouble and everything was completed on time and to our thorough satisfaction.
Thomas was extremely prompt and detailed in his communication. He tackled tasks efficiently and thoroughly, often going above and beyond for our client. I always felt like I was in good hands, because Thomas is accountable and proactive. We will continue working with/
recommending Thomas for future projects.