car_byte81First of all…thank you for looking at my website. My name is Jessica Owen. Most people call me Jess.  I am a Freelance Website Developer.

I have always had a keen interest in computers and have been using them since the age of 8. I studied Information Technology at GCSE and A-Level and went onto study a BSc in Multimedia at the University of Teesside from 1999-2003.

On graduating from University, my first role was working for DDL Ltd as a Multimedia Developer developing Flash based education systems.

In August 2004 I moved to Surrey to begin my role as Web Coordinator at UK & International Press Media & Events Ltd. I worked there for 11 years and had a great time learning so much about Websites, Email Marketing, Domains, Web Hosting and Project Management. After 3 years of working for the company I was promoted to Web Manager to have my own Web Team of 3 and then onto Web Director managing 6 developers and multiple projects.

Why Byte81 Ltd?

It is now time to spread my wings into the Freelance world. I love creating websites and helping individuals and businesses with their online strategies using my 18 years of website experience.

The company name is made up from the word "byte" which is a unit of data that appears in most computers and the "81" is the year I was born.

Please contact me and let's discuss how we can work together. I look forward to hearing from you.

Director, Owner and Developer, Byte81 Ltd





I love learning and I am always adding to my website knowledge.  As a website developer it is important to always update your knowledge and skills. More skills will be added to this list...

Website Skills:

  • HTML

  • PHP

  • FTP

  • WordPress

  • MySql

  • Adobe Suite - Fireworks, Photoshop and Dreamweaver

  • Google Analytics

  • Domain and DNS Management

  • Website Hosting Management

Email Marketing Skills:

  • I have extensive experience with using Pure360 and Silverpop Email Marketing Platforms

  • Email Marketing Good Practice

  • Responsive Email Template development

  • Data management for Email Marketing

  • Sign-up forms, Unsubscribing and Preference Centres


  • Computers and the Internet...

  • Cars

  • Racing - I have a race licence

  • Trucks - I have a Class 2 HGV licence

  • All types of music from Pink Floyd to Tiesto

  • Cinema, socialising...etc etc


  • Middle lane motorway drivers! Please do not get me started on this! ;o)

  • Marmite

  • Jazz music...

...and I am sure there are a few more...