Simon Hoggarth
Freelance Media Professional
Based in Northampton, UK

About Me 2014

About Me


As you've probably guessed by now, my name is Simon Hoggarth.
I am 26, and based in Northampton, UK and love working in all types of media.

I would describe myself as a warm, friendly, confident, caring
and interesting person with a warped and witty sense of humour.

When I was 13 I built my first website that still exists today. From there I have continued to develop my skills in creating clean, fresh, and eye-catching designs for various different clients.

After successfully completing my GCSE's including a Web Design Diploma
in 2005 I went on to study a BTEC National Diploma in Media at Northampton College. This was then followed by attending The University
of Northampton to study BA Media Production which I graduated with a 2:2 in July 2010.

As well as website design, these courses also covered radio, photography
and my other passion - making films. Although I enjoy being behind (and occasionally in front of the camera), my skills lie in the editing aspect of
the productions I have been involved with. Using my experience with programs such as Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere Pro, I am able to
create suitable, engaging and interesting films on wide range of
Many of these films you can see on the portfolio section of this website.

On the side, I also love writing and acting and have been lucky enough
to appear in many local amateur dramatics productions each in on stage
roles or working behind the scenes.
The notepad I keep beside my bed is crammed full of ideas of new stories to tell. Some of these I have turned into short films or drama sketches that
have been performed (by myself and others) to an audience.

I also like working with young people and can often be found helping
at various different youth clubs or social activities for children of all ages.
Recently, I organised (along with a team of helpers) a series of extremely successful youth away weekends between 2010-2014 which involved
young people from 7 different churches coming together to have fun.
Plans are already underway for further away weekends and more ways
to bring young people together for other events.

In Christmas 2011 I was given the opportunity to play the role
of Santa Claus inside a local shopping centre. Helping to entertain over
2700 children from all kinds of backgrounds was certainly a very
rewarding and magical experience
I'll never forget. I've enjoyed it so much I've done it again every year since!

Apart from all the above, when I find the time, I can be found reading a good book (especially sci-fi), listening to music, surfing the web, meeting up with friends, watching movies at the cinema or one of the ever growing pile of DVD's of movies or TV shows to watch.

All of the above has been achieved because I have the skills, the confidence, and determination to pull them off, and people have trusted in me to gain results.

If you like what you see, please don't hesitate to get in touch.
E-mail me at simon@simonhoggarth.co.uk.

Quick Bits

BIRTHDAY: September 27, 1988

FAVOURITE BOOKS: Anything Sci-Fi, in particular I love The Hitch-hiker's Guide To The Galaxy.

FAVOURITE MOVIES: Back To The Future Trilogy, Star Wars Trilogy, E.T., Gremlins, Disney Movies

FAVOURITE MUSIC: I have a wide taste in music from the 60's to present and some of my favourite bands and artists include - The Beatles, The Who, Queen, The Beach Boys, Elton John, David Bowie, Bob Dylan, Stereophonics, McFly, Coldplay and Green Day.

FAVOURITE TV SHOWS: Doctor Who, The X Factor, Britain's Got Talent, American Idol, Kitchen Nightmares, Broadchurch, Sherlock, Life On Mars, Ashes To Ashes, Heroes, Fringe, Monty Python's Flying Circus, The Office, Family Guy, The Simpsons, The Cube.


FAVOURITE DRINK: Summer Fruits or Lemonade




Office Microsoft Office
Adobe Audition Adobe Audition
After Effects Adobe After Effects
Dreamweaver Adobe Dreamweaver
Illustrator Adobe Illustrator
Photoshop Adobe Photoshop
Premiere Pro Adobe Premiere Pro
Final Cut Pro Final Cut Pro
Soundtrack Pro Soundtrack Pro
Wordpress Wordpress

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