Developing websites began as a hobby because of a magazine that caught my attention, proclaiming that anyone could make a site and share it with the world. After school I taught myself to create fan sites for Star Wars and other interests. At university I learnt multimedia and since then turned my hobby into a freelance career.
- CSS preprocessor: LESS & SASS
- Responsive design
- Symbol & icon fonts
- Frameworks & libraries
- Jquery plugins including Cycle2, Jmpress, Isotope and Waypoints
- CMS including WordPress and SquareSpace
- Bitmap software: Photoshop & Pixelmator
- Vector software: Illustrator & Affinity Designer
- Git source version control
- Mac OS X
University of Salford, 2006 – 2010
Multimedia & Internet Technology BSc (Hons)
Freelance – Web developer, July 2013 – present day
Eating In & Out – www.eatinginandout.com
- Worked with an abandoned, obsolete CMS created by the client’s past contractor. Refactored and updated the codebase.
- Redesigned the site to be suited for mobile browsing.
Food Allergens - www.eatinginandout.com/allergen/index.php
- Database of food allergens present in ingredients restaurants and takeaways might use in their cooking. Created in a short space of time.
Jimmy’s Saté Sauce – www.jimmysate.co.uk
- Adapted PSD designs into a site promoting a Chinese sauce.
- Migrated the static site over to a CMS.
Splotches – Web developer, February 2011 – 2014
Sub-contracted work I received from Splotches.
Photography is not a Crime – www.photographyisnotacrime.com
- Designed a bespoke WordPress theme for an American journalist championing photographers’ rights.
- Worked closely with the client to interpret his blog’s purpose and audience, narrowing the possible ideas down to one finalised design.
- Created image mock ups which were converted into HTML & CSS, structured to fit the WordPress theme template system.
TV Lab – www.tvlab.nl
- Converted Photoshop PSD designs into HTML and CSS.
- Extracted and sliced graphics into usable site image assets.
- Tidied the codebase and improved the load time.
Contact details available on request.
Owner of Splotches.
Client for ‘Eating In & Out’, ‘Food Allergens’ and ‘Jimmy’s Saté Sauce’.