About

Portrait

Portrait

I help people use digital technologies and I write, speak and build things for the web. I am based in Bristol.

During University I started a small web design business in 2003 called tribehut which is still knocking out quality projects.

The work on this site is licensed as follows – This work by Zak Mensah is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

You can find me at @zakmensah or zakmensah at googlemail.com

Quick professional history

2013 – present – Digital Manager, Bristol Museums and Gallery

2008 – June 2013 : Advisor for JISC Digital Media at the University of Bristol

2006-2008: Learning Technologist at the University of Leicester

2005: ICT worker for Bristol City Council (Managed Desktop project)

2003 – present: Worked as a freelance web designer

2001 – 2005: Achieved 1st Class Hons degree in Multimedia Computing

Selected speaking events

2013: Digital Principles at Museumcamp, Birmingham (October)

2013: Aulic Conference July 2013

2011: Keynote, Bath Spa University (July)

2011: Where next for Institutional AV? University of Oxford (July)

2011: Exploring mobile – Considerations and opportunitiesĀ  Plymouth E-learning Conference (April)

2011: Using Digital Media to Improve Teaching and Learning, JISC Conference 2011 (February)

Full list of speaking engagements.

Writing

I regularly get asked for biographies so below are several you can use and amend as you see fit:

I enjoy helping people to use digital technologies, often for education, research and the cultural heritage sector. I love the web and my interests include designing for the web, open practices, multimedia, mobile technology and thinking about digital publishing. When I’m not sitting in front of a computer I like to ride my motorcycle, run and travel.

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I currently work as a Digital Manager For Bristol Museums, Galleries & Archives where I am responsible for everything digital. I have previously worked for the University of Bristol (Jisc), the University of Leicester, and also run my own digital studio, tribehut.com.

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Zak Mensah helps individuals and organisations to successfully use digital technologies. He is currently focusing on helping the Bristol Museum Service to embed digital and emerging technologies throughout the service. He has been on the web since the late 90s and has watched the web permeate every corner of our lives. Zak has both technical skills and strategic knowledge to help people plan, build, and measure digital activity. He has helped many small businesses, charities, Jisc, and the Heritage Lottery Fund. Zak is a regular public speaker and writes about digital topics at www.zakmensah.co.uk