Personality Type: ISTJ
Laird Graeme Ian Parton of Kincavel, as he is officially known, works as Web Content Editor here at Engage Web.
As a writer and editor, Graeme studied Multimedia Journalism at university and has experience crafting content for a variety of sources, including online and radio.He is a music boffin who treasures his iPod above all else – and would even save it from a fire before his poor cat Naboo. A calm and relatively reserved member of the editing team, Laird Graeme says that of all the books he has read, the one title he would love to have been accredited with writing is Hunter. S. Thompson’s ‘The Rum Diary’.
He also says that if he could appear in any film, he would take Michael Jordan’s lead role in 90s classic Space Jam – although we can’t quite understand why.
Personality Type: ESTJ
With his sharp, acerbic wit and fondness for Lady Grey tea – he is the one person here who never has to worry about somebody else using the last supplies of his brew – Mark is an engaging character who brings his rich SEO background and fantastic people skills to his position. Mark enjoys the challenge of working for a modern, fast-growing company like Engage Web and really appreciates the terrific team here.
Away from the office, he has an outgoing personality, with his hobbies including skiing and reading – he has even been known do both at the same time! He likes to live for the moment and, among other places, would love to visit the Amazon river, the Temples of Cambodia and the town of Scunthorpe.
Mark is also trained as a private investigator - a skill that no doubt comes into its own when the team goes on its murder mystery weekends, not to mention when trying to find out who took the last Maryland Cookie out of the biscuit tin.
Personality Type: ENFP
Content Team Leader John studied English with Creative Writing at university and has since written for newspapers in both West Yorkshire and Chester. He is an avid supporter of Chester F.C., contributing in his spare time by reporting on the club’s website, match programme and fanzine.
A published poet and short story writer with a flair for quick pun-delivery (as the team groans in the background of this narrative..), John is one of the Wirral’s leading Scrabble players. He describes his taste in music as tending towards anything ‘dark, raw or just plain weird’, and would one day like to travel to the colder regions of the world – to Iceland or Greenland, or even as far as the Arctic Circle.
Prior to working as Web Content Editor, John slogged through a number of interesting roles, including logistics coordinator, researcher, archivist and packer of Chocolate Fingers!
Personality Type: INFP
Born in the same year the Berlin Wall fell, our editor Rich has a passion for the written word and left university with a First Class Honours degree in English Literature and Creative Writing before studying for his NCTJ.
In his spare time, he likes to write short fiction and has had a number of stories published in a variety of magazines – both print and electronic.
Rich likes to play the mandolin and loves to read – no surprise there – with a particular liking for early and mid-20th Century fiction. His favourite novel is Hemingway’s For Whom The Bell Tolls. He has a penchant for dinosaurs and vintage bicycles and once won ‘best dressed’ at a party for turning up as Rupert the Bear.
His favourite animal is the Beast of Bodmin.
Personality Type: INTP
Steven manages to cram a lot of work in between his several meal breaks during the working day. In fact, you are looking at one of the fruits of his labour now, as he had an enormous hand in the launch of this website, including the very snazzy weather and sunrise responsive banner you see at the top of the page. With a passion for web design and development, his role as Web Designer at Engage Web fits him like a glove.
Steven is appreciative of the way in which his role allows him to expand his skills into new areas, to experiment and to push the boundaries of his knowledge of web development. In his spare time, alongside gaming and creating digital art, Steven has a love of the outdoors and takes in some fishing and hunting when he can.
A guitar wizard (so he claims), his musical tastes are eclectic and span everything from Frank Zappa and James Brown to Pantera and The Residents.