Adam Bastock



I am currently studying International Studies with Business at the Open University and I'm enthusiastic for a role with an international orientation. I also run a product photography company and run a successful Etsy store selling Geek themed jewelry. I am currently studying BA International Studies at the The Open University while working at Modern Toss. I enjoy a challenge and am highly motivated.

I have run my own Etsy store for the past 2 years, successfully building a broad customer base with now over 700 sales worldwide, as well as starting up a product photography business focused on assisting local small businesses optimise their online presence. I am also pursuing a personal product development project, with the aim to go to market in the next year or two if possible.

Combining Etsy and Photography I also run one to one consultancy sessions to local small business owners, helping them effectively promote their products online through photography tips and eCommerce knowledge, market positioning and ensuring their new business is optimised in every way possible to make it a success.

Working at Modern Toss has given me a new vision into small business operations where I can further my skill set and has helped focus my love of business development into real results. I am currently assisting in our eCommerce migration to a newer, modern platform, as well identifying sales growth opportunities.

Using Codecademy and other online education systems I am learning several skill sets and languages to help me in both employment and personal roles - mostly CSS, PHP, Javascript and Java, as well as C/C++. While the emphasis short term will be CSS, I hope to build and develop these skills into real world applications in 2014.

  • Work
    • Modern Toss
  • Education
    • Open University