Able to manage multiple projects when developing mobile and website applications. Solving critical problems along the way writing valid code and applying theoretical knowledge of web design principles, ID and UX throughout a projects lifetime.

Awarded a first class degree in Web Design in 2015. Only student to receive the award for Best Creative Technology Project of the year 2015 and represented students at union level.

Following modules studied in final year were:

  • Creative Technologies Project
  • Interaction Design
  • Mobile Device Development
  • Advanced Topics in Web Development 1 & 2
  • Ethics and Professionalism in Computing

I'm proficient in,

  • PHP

  • MYSQL

  • HTML & XML

  • CSS

have experience with,

  • JS & JQuery

  • C#

  • Java & Swift

get creative with,

  • Photoshop

  • Illustrator

  • InDesign

  • Flash

and like to use CMS & frameworks

  • Wordpress & Joomla

  • Virtuemart & Magento

  • Code Igniter

  • Bootstrap Framework

Software Developer 2015-Present

Development of in-house CRM and email marketing system using an MVC approach. Work involves unix and mysql server management, DB design, UX design, user support and more.

Freelance Web Designer 2008-2015
Requirements gathering and website specifications for clients. Proof designs and development of websites with/without CMS for varying commercial purposes.
Postman 2007-2009
Organising and preparation of post accurately for at least 250 households and businesses. Deliveries carried out efficiently and safely on foot to local areas.

Prior to the experience listed, much experience also in customer service, administration, and retail positions before redirecting focus towards the enjoyment of technology and all things technical.

Web Design Honours Degree 2011-2015
University of the West of England, Bristol
ICT Advanced Vocational Course 2002-2004
Bridgwater College, Bridgwater
Maths, English, IT, Science, Graphics, Art GSCEs 1997-2002
Hans Price Academy (formally Wyvern School), Weston-s-Mare

In secondary school I managed to complete my Maths GCSE one year earlier than most and I was also awarded a first class degree in Web Design in 2015.

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Classroom Finder

I built the Classroom Finder for my final creative technologies project at University. This web App uses a variety of Jquery plug-ins customised to manipulate SVGs in the browser. The App was primarily built for desktop with the intentions of expanding it to mobile and also to include more buildings over time.

This project won the award for best creative technology project of the year and received a first mark.

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Energy Saving Prototype

This prototype was design for the third year module Interaction Design. The project was to consider how technology can encourage sustainable behaviour through change. This was done with primary and secondary research followed by wire-frames and sketches. The eTips prototype was built in Axure and presented in class to demonstrate its potential. I received a first for this project.

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Flex Fa Fitness Academy

Dean the manager of Flex FA fitness academy came to me looking for a new website that was fresh and managable. I worked with Dean on this project over a month liasing with my client regularly for feedback on progression.

The project included working with word press and many third party plugins and extra customisations to the wordpress core.

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Mousewise

Mousewise provides computer support and repairs. Their website had not been updated in a while and they wanted an upgrade their CMS system to improve the security and upgrade the template for device compatibility.

I backed up the original site and upgraded the website to the latest version of Joomla. I then created a template using the bootstrap framework. Although I always put in more time than I note down, I worked on this project for an estimated 15 hours.

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Inspiring Building

When I launched the Inspiring Building website this company were a new start-up looking for a website to promote their business. At the time it was build, responsive design wasn't a thing, and with a limited budget I created the Inspiring Building desktop website, using Joomla and the latest HTML and CSS for the template. I also host this website and now that Inspiring Building have a bigger portfolio it may soon be time for an upgrade to the website.

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One Stop For Growing

One Stop For Growing started off very small but as times passed the company has increased it's sales dramatically on line. The One stop for Growing e-commerce website was upgraded by myself in 2009. Through SEO techniques and visual design I upgraded the on line shop, cart and payment options for the company. Many third party modules have been installed and customised to suit the companies objectives. The payment provider Sage Pay required their own template for it's pages similar to the websites design. I then trained employees how to update and add new products to their on line store. I also created an Ebay Template and HTML newsletter for the company.

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Handyman Jan

The Handyman Jan logo was designed for a local chap looking to start up a company in property maintenance. The Logo was designed in Illustrator and I created several colour schemes and alternative designs before the client decided they liked this logo the most.

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S.C.A.R.F.

The Scarf charity website was designed as part of the web design principles module in the second year of University. The project aimed at following a user centred design approach and web design principles to come up with a logo and website for the charity.

The user centred approach composed of a PACT analysis, competitive analysis, heuristic evaluation, cognitive walk-through and wire-frames. Then it moved onto Lo-Fi and Hi-Fi prototypes before designing a logo and the website aesthetics. I then built the website in Word Press and created a custom plug-in for events showing amount of money raised.

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Sam Boyd

The Sam Boyd Surfing website was part of the web design principles University module. The idea for this website was to build a pixel perfect page and two others from a jpeg image provided. The website was then built with HTML and CSS.

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Pinewood Treehouses

The Pinewood website was part of the web design principles University module. The idea for this website was to build a pixel perfect page and two others from a jpeg image provided. The website was then built with HTML and CSS.

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Erewhon County Action on Climate Change

The Erewhon County Action on Climate Change website was created as part of the web design principles University module. It followed a user centred design approach. The logo was designed in illustrator and the website created with HTML and CSS.

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The Beatles Fan Site

The Beatles fan site website was created in the first year of University for the media technologies module. Wire frames were created before the website and animations were all designed with Adobe Flash and Action Script.

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Somerset Equine Laundry

The Somerset Equine Laundry website was created using Magento and a custom template built by myself. Similar to an e-commerce shop but instead charging for services, the main payment provider used was Pay Pal. The Design was created in Photoshop and after client approval was coded in HTML and CSS. The Website has since been taken off line due to unknown reasons at this time.