Mike MingardWebsite Design
Mike is the lead web designer at Optima Systems. He grew up in West London and now lives in West Sussex. His background is in Recording Engineering and he worked for a number of years as a front of house sound engineer and theatre stage manager. Having been taught the basics of HTML while at University he continued to develop websites as a hobby. It wasn't long before he realised the hobby was the more rewarding pursuit.
Four years of web and digital design followed based in London Docklands. Clients included many international companies and organisations such as Merial, The World Health Organization (WHO), the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and The Pirbright Institute.
Mike then worked for ten years at a West Sussex based web agency with a diverse mix of clients from small local companies to brands such as BMW and Suzuki.
In 2013 Mike joined Optima and immediately moved all design and branding work that was previously outsourced in-house. Optima's internal needs remain a primary focus alongside work for many local companies and brands.