Carl Rydings BSc (Hons)

Design, Websites, Apps, Blogs, Reviews, Videos


Design, Websites, Apps, Blogs, Reviews, Videos

I studied BSc (Hons) Multimedia and Internet Technology which included App production, website development and video/audio production at The University of Salford.

Since I was 14, I've been interested in website design and development, and have been learning HTML, CSS, PHP and MySQL ever since. In recent years, I have also been interested in App Development (Learning Ionic, Electron), Video Production and Server Management.

Over the last few years, I have been writing blog posts, producing unboxing and review videos for the UK mobile network giffgaff, while helping out with customer support in their community. I have also been making websites, Apps (Including Crafting Coach, Tap Tap Currency, Solids, Liquids and Gases Quiz and Tap Tap Weather), Gaming lets play videos for my YouTube channel and Alexa Skills (Including Crafting Coach and Brewing Coach).

Apps Published on
Google Play, Amazon Appstore, Microsoft Store, Pebble Appstore

Videos Published on
YouTube, Amazon Prime Video, Twitch, giffgaff



  •  Employment

  • Freelance

    Design, Websites, Apps, Blogs, Reviews, Videos

    Support my work on Patreon:

  • giffgaff

    Content Producer (Freelance):
    I write blog posts on a range of topics, including: the latest technology, app reviews, internet security, phone unboxings and reviews.

    Customer Service and Technical Support (Freelance):
    Answering technical questions from members on the giffgaff community and on Twitter about issues they are having with their mobile phones or giffgaff service.

  • Cineworld Cinemas

    Main Duties:
    Customer Service, Retail Sales, Cleaning, Cash handling.

    Step-up Supervisor:
    Day-to-Day running of the building, Cash handling and processing, Ensuring staff comply with policy, Audio/Video, customer service.

    Other areas i have been involved in:
    Producing rotas and processing holidays / day-off requests, Recruitment and training, in-house marketing, in-house focus group, alternative content.

  • YouTube

    Content Creator:
    I produce videos on a range of topics, including: giffgaff, Unboxings, Reviews, technology and my university videos. I also produce gaming lets plays on games including: Minecraft, Prison Architect, SimCity and Roblox.

    Watch my videos:

  • Precision Trading Group Limited

    Technical Director:
    Business Commerce Solutions, Ink IT Print IT, Business EPOS, CartSmart

  •  Volunteering

  • BBC Radio Manchester

    Digital Reporter:
    BBC Radio Manchester took on a team of 100 non-journalist volunteers from Greater Manchester to "take over" the airwaves for a week in March 2017, roles included the chance to present, report, produce or create digital content. I was lucky enough to be selected as a Digital Reporter, you can see my report here.

  • Primary School Governor

    Stockport Council Local Authority Governor:
    Governing Body, Resources Committee

  • Education

  • The University of Salford

    MSc Digital Marketing
    (2018 - Present)

    Course included:
    Digital Marketing
    Mobile Marketing
    SEO Account Management
    Web Analytics
    Search and Social Media
    Web Content Management
    Digital Creative Development
    Marketing Communications

    BSc (Hons) Multimedia and Internet Technology (2.1)
    (2013 - 2016)

    Course included:
    Database Systems
    Computers and Network Systems
    Video and Audio Production
    Windows Programming
    Professional Development and Practices
    Server Side Programming
    HCI and Usability
    Social Technologies
    Advanced Web Development
    Animated Graphics
    Mobile Development
    Virtual Reality and 3D Games

  • Udemy

    I have completed a number of courses on topics including Ionic, Electron and iOS development.

  • Treehouse

    I have completed a number of courses on PHP, Design, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Unity and Android.

  • Cheadle and Marple Six Form College

    Courses: BTEC E-Media, A-level Business Studies

Skills and Services

Logo Design

Whether it's online or offline you or your company need a logo that's recognisable and unique to you. We'll work together though the design process to get the design right.

Web Design

Your website should reflect your personal or company brand, if you already have one i'll make sure your website compliments it, if you don't have one, we'll work together to make your unique.

Web Development

From one page portfolio website to full e-commerce, i use the latest web technologies including mobile responsive design to make your website stand out from the crowd.

Graphic Design

We'll work together to take your logo, website or App from the initial idea to the final design. Working though many designs and colour schemes to bring your idea to life.

Domains and Hosting

Need a great name for your wesbite and The UK’s best web hosting backed by free 24x7 support, using my web hosting partner i can help you get your website online in no time.

Video Production

Have you seen the great videos on my YouTube channel? From product videos to reviews i can help, I control the full workflow, from initial concept through filming and post production.

Do you have a project in mind? get in contact for a quote!