Tina was formally trained as a Graphic Designer and after gaining a few years experience eventually headed up the graphics and marketing department at a small publishing house. She then started her own business in 1982. Over the following years she built up this design and advertising company servicing corporate and SMEs. In 1992 she shifted her focus of attention to providing multi-media training across a range of software applications on both Apple Macs (the original designers tool) and Windows, whilst at the same time continuing to practice on a day-to-day basis as a marketing and design consultant. Also, during this period, she identified the need to diversify and combine traditional marketing with the web-based e-marketing and in particular search engine optimisation. Today, she divides her time between running the business, training and her first love – design.