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I'm Stuart Wray
A creative project manager with a design & development background.
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With a passion for bringing projects to life and I care if a project succeeds or not. Let me take an idea, project or an issue. Researching; putting together the right team for the task, creating design documentation, prototyping. Managing investors, the team and project development. Implementing and bringing the project to launch. I'm in my element.

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Over 12 years experience bringing technically complex projects to life.

About Me

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Stuart Wray

Creative Project Manager

I wanted to be a stunt man, even trained in fight choreography, until my enjoyment (and quicker recovery times!) for creating within the digital industry took over.

Easy going, I love being a dad and chilling out with family and friends. Discovering new techniques and services within the digital and gaming sectors. Currently getting back to my programming roots in my spare time with Unity and C#.

Whisky optional, but preferred!

What I Do

Experienced in the full project lifecycle utilising traditional and agile techniques.

Continuous Planning

From requirements gathering to maintaining the backlog, ensuring the project is well defined and operating smoothly towards its business goals. While keeping everyone sane, collaborating and enjoying their work.

Team Management

Experience recruiting and managing multi disciplinary teams both in-house & remote across simultaneous projects. Identifying and removing impediments and ensuring the team is productive and on track.

Design & Development

I can quickly communicate with a multidisciplinary team. Knowing when tasks are taking longer than they should, identifying the issues and working closely with designers and coders in finding problem resolutions.

Project Delivery

Experience as a freelancer, manager and business owner has given me valuable insight into the pressures faced operating a business and the importance of meeting time frames, bringing a project to launch within budget.

Lead developer – Freelancer – Project Manager – Project Owner

Resume

Experience

  • Present Oct 2013

    Haywire Robot

    Founder & Project Owner

    - Managing a team of 5 comprising of 3 core team members with remote management of an additional outsourced designer and sound engineer.
    - 2 self published games live on the Apple App Store:
    SuperPipe Snowboarding & Can't Save Dave
    - Bespoke website and app ordering system in development.

    HaywireRobot.com
    Game & App Development Studio
  • Feb 2014 Jan 2012

    Frenetic Design Studio

    Co-Founder & Project Manager

    - Recruited and managed an in-house team of 8.
    - Producing scope, timing and costing documentation.
    - Sprint planning.
    - Progress reviews and reporting.
    - Presenting to clients and investors.
    - Produced two main projects simultaneously and several sideline projects, comprising of two individual multi-disciplinary teams.

    FreneticsStudio.com
    Digitial Agency
  • Jan 2012 Apr 2007

    Freelancer

    Consultancy

    - Consulted on a wide range of IT requirements for small to medium sized businesses. From infrastructure setups, software and website development to staffing and operation.
    - Evaluating project concepts.
    - Analysis and feasibility reporting.
    - Risk assessment and recommendations.
    - Project planning.

    Web development
    - E-commerce website design & development for Furniture on the Net and Urban Furniture.
    - Creation and Management of SEO & SEM campaigns.

  • Apr 2007 Nov 2002

    Techace Systems

    Lead Developer

    - Progressed from part-time junior developer to lead developer.
    - Redesigned and managed the change for the businesses main product line, Epos terminals software, from the initial outdated system to a modern touch based visual system.


Education

  • 2003 2000

    2:1 BSc (Hons) Software Development

    Glasgow Caledonian University

    Honours project: Artificial Intelligence, Predictive Modelling Development.

  • 1999 1997

    HND Computing Software Development

    Glasgow Clyde College

    End of course project: Developing software for children with special needs.


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Over the years I have built up my skill set to cover a wide range of different techniques, tools and services within the digital industry. Along with (awesome) PM skill, I'm not to shabby with this lot.

Skills

Wireframing & Rapid Prototyping

Creating strategic diagrams, mind maps and UI concepts.
Pen & Paper - Adobe Illustrator - Hotgloo & Proto.io

Coding

Rolling my sleeves up and pitching in.
HTML & CSS - JavaScript - C# & Objective-C (basic)

Traffic, Server & Content Management

Monitoring server loads and node balancing, reviewing Google & Flurry analytical data and running split testing. Familiar with a range of CMS systems inc WordPress and Magento.

Advertising & Marketing

Planning, running and reviewing paid advertising platforms for web, social and mobile. Operating Campaign Monitor email marketing.

Advertising & Marketing

Planning, running and reviewing paid advertising platforms for web, social and mobile. Operating Campaign Monitor email marketing.

Questions?
Ask away

If you think I would be a good fit with your company and projects then give me a call or drop me an email.

  • Stuart Wray
    3 Brent Avenue Regents Park,
    Glasgow, Scotland.
  • Phone
    +44(0)7988893661
  • Skype
    stuart.frenetic
  • Email
    stuart@whiskyray.co.uk