Hello, I'm Craig Pickles

Digital Professional & Tech Good Guy
York, Leeds, Hull, Doncaster... Your Yorkshire Techy

I am a skilled and versatile technical professional with over 30 years of experience in a multitude of digital roles and industries.

Experienced Head of Development/Tech Lead Technical Project Management Product Owner SEO, Social & Email Marketing Umbraco Specialist Project and Client Management Web and Mobile Dev Support and Maintenance Retro Gaming Geek  Talk To Me!

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Recent & Featured Work

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Clients and Brands

Some of the companies I've worked with.

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Testimonials

“Craig was always the person I would turn to for technical advice, presentations and pitches, build work and new technologies. He knows his stuff and is a terrific person to work with. He can do the deep tech chat, but immediately lower his threshold of chat for us mere mortals! 100% recommended.”

— Ken Heptonstall (Northern Trek)

“I worked with Craig at Headland for almost 20 years from the creation of our very first website through updates and rebrands. He was always very responsive and knowledgeable about trends and changes in the digital space. A real pleasure to work with. ”

— Pat Coyle (Rollits Solicitors - Hull)

“I worked closely with Craig on many of the projects and can safely say that his support and advice were indispensable to me and to the successful completion of our projects. I would gladly recommend Craig to anyone, as I know he'd excel in anything placed before him. ”

— Ayat Clay (General Manager at Merry Makers Events Limited)

“I had the privilege of working with Craig for almost a decade when he was Technical Director at Headland Multimedia. Craig was one of the founding members of the developer team and was integral to the growth of the company's portfolio of services and client base. He has outstanding technical, project and people skills: always up to date with the latest technologies, on top of things with his management skills, inspiring his colleagues and impressing his customers. And he genuinely cares, which is why we're still friends many years later!”

— Sam Heeson (Data Analyst - Leeds Beckett University)

“Craig is a brilliant problem solver, able to switch between high-level strategy and code-level detail. He has the necessary experience to deliver the most complex e-commerce projects in a calm and insightful manner. If you are developing digital projects and services, you need Craig on your team.”

— Paul Fillingham (Creative Director - Thinkamigo Digital)

My Blog Posts

Recent posts from My blog

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Apple Redefines AI... And not just by calling it "Apple Intelligence"

Apple has just made some big announcements regarding its forthcoming series of operating systems, every year it upgrades the OS on all of its devices adding lots of features that we'll ultimately end up using every day. Mostly these features have been numerous, small but useful. Nothing groundbreaking.

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Umbraco Basics – Simple Permanent or 301 Redirects

Umbraco is the leading .net c# content management system, and this is another post in my Umbraco Basics series. This post will tackle how to create a permanent redirect simply in Umbraco 9+

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Design Meets Tech - Seminar Day in Hull - 25th May 2024

Over the weekend I attended the Design Meets Tech Seminar day of talks, hosted by Hull Frontend

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What's Your Leadership Style?

One of the delights of being "Open To Work" is that you get to chat with lots of "Recruitment Specialists", and having to answer the same questions over and again...

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