Who am I?
My name is Sharon, but online I'm better known as Email Chic Geek.
I'm a Freelance Email Consultant and Developer.
I am a well-known and respected member of the wider email community.
I have almost 8 years' experience in Email Marketing, and have specialised in the coding of responsive emails, using HTML and CSS.
I am passionate about the quality of work I produce and I have built emails for a number of companies over the years including Disney (via MXW), The Trainline, Channel 4, Chelsea Football Club, EDF Energy and Deliveroo.
Why should you listen to me?
In my last permanent role, I was Technical Lead and Manager for the Email Development Team of CACI, a top London Digital Agency.
In October 2016 I spoke at the Email Innovation Summit in London, alongside the likes of, Dela Quist (CEO, Alchemy Worx), Bill McCloskey (Founder, Only Influencers), Justine Jordan (VP, Marketing of Litmus), Elliot Ross (Founder, ActionRocket), Mark Robbins (Developer, RebelMail) and Parry Malm (CEO of Phrasee).
The email templates that I built for EDF Energy were used for an email that won two awards at the Masters of Marketing Awards - for Email Marketing and for Telecoms, Energy and Utilities.
The guys at noble-email.com decided I was worth listening to enough to publish an article of mine in the first ever issue of the No BS Email Marketing guide.
I have a CAM Diploma in Digital Marketing and CIM Professional Certificate of Marketing.
I was one of three finalists for the Digital Star award in the 2016 FDM everywoman in Technology Awards.
Things I am not:
A front-end web developer
And who am I outside of the world of email?
I live with my other half (affectionately referred to as The Boy), my new Beagle puppy, Kimber, and two budgies, Jack Sparrow & Sherlock.
Even when I'm not coding I'm a geek. I'm a member and investor of a social organisation called Thinking Bob, and I love their treasure hunt and escape room events (you'll see some posts on these things sneaking into the Geek Chic blogs).
I'm also very much a girl, and love shoes, clothes and manicures. My big weakness is KFC.