CV

The resume of Leigh :) Stark.

Hey there. My name is Leigh :) Stark, and I'm a bit of a 🦄 or so I'm told. 

I work as a journalist, SEO (content & technical), photographer, and content producer, with expertise in audio and video editing, and even in 3D and VR development. 

  • Age 38
  • Location Sydney, Australia

Skills

Content Production

15 years of journalism and content production across numerous mastheads and publications.

Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)

SEO experience over eight years, covering both content SEO and technical SEO.

Audio Production

Audio editing skills in Adobe Audition and Logic Pro X, complete with an award-winning podcast, The Wrap

Photography & Video Editing

Photo and video skills including a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography, studio experience, and expertise in nearly every piece of photo and video editing software.

Web Development

Experience in HTML, CSS, WordPress, and even some Javascript.

VR Development

Minor experience developing apps and entertainment for virtual reality.

Versed in

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Audition
  • Adobe Premiere
  • Google Analytics
  • Google DataStudio
  • Google Search Console
  • Logic Pro X
  • Newtek Lightwave
    90%
  • Unity 3D
    90%
  • Unreal Engine (UDK)
    90%
  • Wordpress
    90%
  • HTML/CSS/MySQL
    90%
Experience
2018 - Present
Content & SEO Manager - RateCity

Lead and manage a team of content writers while handling the SEO of one of Australia's leading financial comparison systems.

2016 - 2018
Senior Content Manager - McCorkell & Associates

Content producer and manager for B2B and health-relates services, including National Dental Care, Telstra Global, IBM, and others.

2009 - 2016
Technology Journalist - Gadget Guy

Journalist and Online Editor for the GadgetGuy website, published by The Gadget Group. Responsible for raising traffic from 60K monthly uniques to 240K based on long-term strategy with fewer resources.

2008 - Present
Freelancer

Writer of articles for the Australian Financial Review, APC, Popular Science, Women's Weekly, and more. 

2007 - 2009
Content Producer - CyberShack

Produced written and video content for the CyberShack website, wrote the CyberShack podcast, and wrote scripts for the CyberShack TV show.

Education
2000 - 2004
National Art School - Sydney, Australia

Bachelor of Fine Arts majored in Photography.