Director profiles

Seran Bond: Creative Director

Seran graduated from City University, London, with a BSc. (Hons) degree in Management and Systems in 1996, specialising in Marketing Communications and Strategy and European Business Culture.  After graduating Seran joined Pearson Education as a Database Executive and her career rapidly expanded into the fields of web design and development and content management. 

After working in the city for an IT and Telecoms consultancy as a Web Production Manager and then as an IT Project Manager for The Open University, Seran formed the company in 2002 and today IceStar Media Ltd. serves a diverse range of businesses from many different industry sectors. 

Seran is very proud of the reputation IceStar Media has gained over the years and she has over 19 years of expertise in the design and delivery of database and web-based business systems, web content management, SEO, social media and project management. Seran is extremely passionate about delivering quality customer service and IT solutions to IceStar Media's clients and is equally driven when it comes to injecting her creativity and enthusiasm for success into every project, irrelevant of size or value.

Seran is also the proud mum of an amazing 5-year-old, has attained a professional certification from Capel Manor College in the Principles of Garden Design (Foundation Level), loves ancient history, is a big fan of Turkish and Mediterranean food, and no matter what the weather throws at her will get her trainers on and go for a long run or bike ride around the local lakes and thoroughly enjoys motivating people to get active and take care of their health.

 I first met Seran at a Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce networking event back in 2007 when I was working for St John Ambulance. Back then, I hired Seran and IceStar Media to build an intranet site, which was a great success. I value Seran's opinion and have found her to be completely trustworthy, professional, knowledgeable, friendly and above all dedicated and committed to delivering against the brief set. Therefore, I can say confidently that I would have no hesitation in recommending her to anyone looking for assistance with web development.   

Jackie Eade, Retail Project Manager

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Mark Bond: Technical Director

Mark BondAs a Technical Director of IceStar Media, Mark has designed, developed and project managed a diverse portfolio of business critical technology solutions for high profile clients from a wide range of public and private industry sectors. Mark has applied over 21 years of IT expertise to work with clients to develop and implement database systems, eCommerce and stock control applications and custom built technology solutions for clients with bespoke business requirements. 

Mark is highly experienced in Magento, WordPress and WooCommerce eCommerce system installations and development. Mark has also provided IT consultancy and project management services to several large UK organisations.

Mark graduated from Essex University with a BSc. (Hons) degree in Computer Science in 1995, has set-up and managed an IT help desk system for The Open University library and has since attained professional qualifications in Solaris administration and Crystal Reports.

  I have worked with Mark Bond from IceStar Media for over a year and half and cannot recommend him highly enough. Some developers talk – Mark delivers! He leverages his extensive technical knowledge in conjunction with years of practical programming and general business experience working on a diverse range of projects across many business types and industries to help you achieve your goals as a business. For example, he brings a clarity to a project’s early stages when vague ideas and possibilities are abundant and genuine solutions in short supply. He has the confidence to challenge the status quo throughout the project lifecycle and the requisite skills and experience to back it up with innovative, effective and more efficient alternatives. I also always appreciate how he is able to patiently explain highly technical concepts in a way that makes complete sense to a layperson.  In short, Mark is a professional who offers a lot more than you might expect and delivers on his commitments. I would definitely choose to work with him again.   

Hugh Howard, Senior Research Specialist at SBD

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Recommendations

 Seran is an expert in what she does and delivers excellent results. She has the highest standards of integrity, and her work is of consistently high quality. I can recommend her work without reservation. 
Brian Oppenheim, Director, School Improvement Services, Cambridge Education

 Seran understood exactly what we needed and designed our website to reflect our services beautifully, while making the site easy to use. She is approachable and friendly, valuable assets when dealing with those of us who struggle with technology. 
Yvonne Say, The Green Firm Cic

 Seran is a professional, creative and extremely reliable business partner. I would have no hesitation in recommending Seran both personally and professionally. 
Lynn Marsh-Jones, Group Sales Manager

 Mark provides a consistently high-level of work. It's not just his technical ability and understanding of the issues of our website and development requirements that are impressive, but also his understanding of impact the work will have on the business. This means he looks beyond the immediate issue, and often makes alternative suggestions that provide a more robust and cost-effective solution.  I have no hesitation in recommending Mark. 
Daniel Phillips, Head of E-Commerce, HJ Sock Group

 Mark and IceStar Media have worked with/for SCA on several projects and we have never had any concerns about the solutions he has delivered. Mark is knowledgeable and not only has an understanding about the user interface side of the web, but also a detailed understanding of how backend and database systems work to allow business applications to be developed that just work.  I'd not hesitate in recommending Mark or IceStar Media for a suitable project and we will definitely be using Mark's services again. 
Darrin Salt, MD at SCA Group

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