About

In my professional career I have worked as a Website Designer for over two and a half years but have over 15 years of hands-on experience; from the most basic table-based websites in the early days of HTML right through to present-day HTML5, CSS3, jQuery and Responsive Website Design.

Coupled with my Website Design skills I also have a deep interest in User Experience and I have worked to hone my skills in understanding best practices in usability and how users can and could interact with systems I have helped design and develop over the years.

As you can probably tell a majority of my experience is web-based though I have a number of skills within Graphic Design and enjoy Photography as one of my main hobbies.

Portrait

Background

From an early age I've been fascinated by Website Design and Graphic Design; absorbing knowledge from forums, books, videos and my fellow colleagues. I've also honed my skills during work placements and full-time employment, and frequently experiment with new ideologies and designs in my spare time.

Hobbies/Interests

One of my great passions is Photography as I enjoy the satisfaction of taking a drive out to a location, taking out my camera and seeing the world from a different perspective.

Some of my favourite places for Photography have been Dartmoor, Brixham and Wembury in Devon, Lyme Regis in Dorset as well as the Kentish coastal towns of Broadstairs and Deal.

I also like to critique other people's work for inspiration and to develop my own skills.

Curriculum Vitae & PDF Portfolio

If you would like a more in-depth view of my career so far by reading my CV or want to take some highlights of my Portfolio away with you, please see the links below!

Download CV (PDF) Download PDF Portfolio (8.7MB)

Full-Time Employment:

Current Employment:
July 2016-Present – White Stuff Ltd., London

Title: Content Development Manager

Duties: As well as continuing the same development duties as per my Online Content Developer role, I am also responsible for managerial duties for the Junior Content Developer and part-time contractor roles.

Previous Employment:
July 2014-July 2016 – White Stuff Ltd., London

Title: Online Content Developer

Duties: I was responsible for the development and maintenance of the company’s websites (.com and .de) in terms of adaptive and responsive article pages and landing page content. Previous duties have included email development, and the creation and presentation of wireframes and concepts for major projects to senior management.

March 2013-July 2014 – Pro Direct Sport, Newton Abbot

Title: CSS/HTML Editor

Duties: I was responsible for the Front-End Web Development and maintenance of the group’s UK and International websites, development of standards-compliant, static and fully responsive articles for brands including Nike, Adidas and Puma as well as research into emerging technologies.

September 2012-January 2013 - Plymouth City Council

Title: E-Planning & Graphics Officer (Part-Time and Full-Time as required)

Duties: Creation and adaption of Print Work using Adobe InDesign, working with security-sensitive documents alongside other departments and authorities.

Year in Industry:
October 2006-August 2007 - Website Vision Ltd

Title: Website Developer

Skills:

Coding Languages & Software Experience:

HTML5

CSS3

JavaScript / jQuery

Foundation

Bootstrap

Intershop CMS

Visual Studio Code

Sublime Text

Adobe Dreamweaver

Axure RP

Adobe Photoshop

During employment at White Stuff Ltd. I have been responsible for producing fully-responsive article content for the new platform launch which has included working with Bootstrap alongside the Junior Content Developer to ensure that it is SEO-friendly, accessible and matches the original layout designed by the Creative team. The project in general has required excellent communication skills with both internal and external teams and agile working techniques to ensure that the content is delivered on time.

Education:

University:
2008-2011 – University of Plymouth

Course: BSc (Hons) Digital Art & Technology

Grade: 2:1

2007-2008 – University of Plymouth

Course: BSc (Hons) Multimedia, Production & Technology

A-Level:
2004-2006 – Westlands School, Torquay

AVCE ICT: B

A2 Photography C

A2 Business Studies D

References:

A number of reference contact details are available upon request.

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