About Dredpenguin

Gregg Irwin

Technology has always been my first love

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My name is not Dredpenguin! IT is actually Gregg. Dredpenguin is my online dopelganger, default gaming name and twitter handle.

Ever since I was a schoolboy, I have had a love of computers and technology. I have since had flirtatious relationships with chemistry, photography and brewing but during the recent lockdown I reconnected with my first love.

Gregg Irwin

Technology has always been my first love

Get To
Know Me #

My name is not Dredpenguin! IT is actually Gregg. Dredpenguin is my online dopelganger, default gaming name and twitter handle.

Ever since I was a Schoolboy, I have had a love of computers and technology. I have since had flirtatious relationships with Chemistry, Photography and Brewing but during the recent lockdown I reconnected with my first love.

Jack of all Trades

From working in the City
To Running my own Business #

The City Years

My first Jobs were in Central London. First as a Software Engineer  working with warehouse systems and massive enterprise  management software. Then as a systems admin working in the City, initially for a small and very tech savvy hedge fund, then for a couple of big European banks.

From these years I have my base grounding in IT and programming and the start of my love of small business over big business.

The Photography Years

My first business enterprise was running a friend’s photography business specialising in group photography based in universities, balls, halls, sports teams and graduations.

This business but it is still running and Penguin Photography was one of the origins of the Dredpenguin name.

From these years I got my first taste of running a small business and picked up lots of knowledge of digital image manipulation skills.

The Beer Years

Most recently I have been selling beer around the world for Fourpure Brewery based in Bermondsey.

Before that I founded and ran Weird Beard Brew Co in West London. This was where I built my first website.

From these years I have learnt a lot about sales and marketing, increased my knowledge of business practices and developed a passion and preference for local and small businesses.

Knowledge is All

My
Skills #

#01

web design

Front end design using up-to-date page making and Content management tools.

#02

Front end Programing

Using HTML5 and CSS3 to fine tune front end web design.

#03

Digital Marketing

Search engine optimisation, e-mail marketing, Google adwords, Facebook and Twitter marketing.

#04

Photoshop

Image manipulation for efficient and highly effective web pictures 

#05

Software & hardware

Knowledgeable about all things windows, software and hardware. 

#06

General IT Stuff!

Most things can be solved if you have enough time, the internet and know where to look. 

Sport

My favourite sport is Lacrosse. I used to play at Woodmansterne for Walcontian Blues and I am currently an international referee.

I’m a few years retired but used to play at Banstead Cricket club

Games

It am an avid PC gamer. whether it is a CCG like Hearthstone or MTGA, an RPGs like Skyrim or Fallout or a Turn Based tactics like X-com. I love them all.

Photography

I like eating and drinking, who doesn’t? Beer, wine, Pasta and cheese are my major vices!

Music

It is all about the guitars! A screaming solo or a thunderous riff, both make me smile 🙂

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