I first set foot in a creative agency in the spring of 1979 as a 16 year junior. I was paid £20 a week for my efforts!
In 1982 I moved to Streets Advertising in Fleet Street and worked as a graphic artist until 1986 when I left to become a freelance illustrator. I worked on many accounts such as Disney, Shell Oil and Bacardi. In 1998 I took the opportunity to work as a web designer for a Brighton agency, I learned my craft for 10 years on e-commerce websites, content managed sites and internet marketing.
In the summer of 2008 I left to start Zone 1 Creative with Pinakin Patel which we have successfully formed into a web agency that punches well above it's weight.
I started work in the IT industry in 1998 as a Mainframe Applications Programmer at Lloyds TSB. In 2005 I was employed as lead web developer for EROL e-commerce software.
Starting Zone 1 Creative has created the opportunities to master Drupal Open Source and many other powerful softwares.
Annie is our web designer/developer who valiantly supports Dave & Pin in the studio. Annie also writes great copy which is very useful for SEO.
iPad and iPhone Application Development
For the last 2 years I have been focusing my attentions upon the emerging mobile device technology being developed and have added the Apple IOS platform development to my existing software skill set. My speciality being both iPad and iPhone Application Development.
David Myers is an award winning photographer specialising in portrait photography, lifestyle, travel, and cycling photography. David's clients include: Filofax, The Independent, The Guardian, The Times, Rival Media TV (Hannah Montana)
“I can beat Dave inasmuch as my first “salary” at the Ministry of Aviation was £3 10s 5d per week during the 60s … Somehow, it went a longer way, back then !!” Barry brings over 45 years of broadcast and independent, audio, film, video and TV experience to the team. Nine years at the BBC in London, two years freelancing in Europe, three years with Rediffusion, followed by 25 years as owner of Studio 21 in Yorkshire.He then, in semi-retirement, became a “Profesor de Tecnología” in Alicante, Spain, but returned to the UK in 2005 for family reasons.
Barry is now an independent media consultant/producer for several companies, some of whom are already clients of Zone 1 Creative.
Relevant services to Zone 1 & clients are the production of bespoke web-media clips.
Nominated for a Microsoft MVP in ASP.Classic, Dan was a content editor for www.learnasp.com and a member of the ASP Elite, who work very closely with the Microsoft development teams. Dan has received several ASP-related rewards.
Zone 1 Creative was formed in 2008 by Dave Friston and Pinakin Patel as the result of two guys knowing they could do better!
Pinakin's technical background and Dave's creative background blended perfectly to create the core team for Zone 1 Creative. We have since employed Annabel Hall as a website designer and copywriter to complete the mix. We also have a team of freelance professionals at hand such as David Myers (Photography) Christine Engert (Graphic Designer) and Dan Powderhill (ASP coder)
Our aim is to compete at the highest level in the UK and the South East as a website design and development agency.