Very experienced web designer/developer.
Over fifteen years experience in a wide range of roles involving design and devel-opment. Primarily In roles were I am working with developers in building the UI site; I have experience in most of the major development languages and can trans-fer this into efficient front-end code. I am passionate about progressive enhance-ment and web standards.
Custom wordpress development for international Tax site. Using Bedrock/Sage.
MAR 2016 | FEB 2017
Design & development of local music venue / gastropub
FREELANCE | JAN 2016
Development of travel portal for major news agency with connection to travel apis etc.
DEC 2015 | MAR 2016
Charity focussed work a London Agency
Pilot project for legal area news organisation
01/2015 | 07/2015
Custom parallax wordpress theme development for a London Agency
Freelance work | 2014
Personal banking portal using wordpress for JP Morgan (France)
Freelance work | 2014
Front end developer on a range of Wordpress Projects including main Reuters Chinese site , Westlaw UK legal site and also landing pages , awards sites (Islamic business awards) , responsive email templates etc., for the major news & information company.
Custom themes development with multisite/multi language, establishment of editorial process. Custom posts & taxonomies, custom meta fields and administration screens. Plugin & widget creation. Less based css. Retina imaging. Backup & System management, Load balancing, CDN & Cache.
MAR 2014 | OCT 2014
Canary Wharf, London
Freelance wordpress developer on a responsive site for a client of a with major London agency
DEC 2012 | FEB 2013
Redesign of "the Crossed Cow" blog of the Partners design agency.
Initially part of a small team responsible for the front end integration to CDL based backend insurance quoting system, last six months have been solely responsible for day to day maintenance of 5 sites. Also a rolling upgrade to newer web standard based designs which is due to roll out shortly. Based in the marketing department there is a wide range of promotional and development project rolled out every month.
AUG 2010 | AUG 2012
Hastings, East Sussex
Design & build of a Wordpress based system integrating with live gallery system for a new contemporary science project. Integration with many contributing systems both online and in-house. Author training and customisation of interface for large multi user site. Wordpress, PHP, MySQL, Photoshop
SEP 2009 | JUL 2010
Design & build of a Wordpress based intranet site for Yahoo European Human Resources and implementation on Yahoos internal backyard system. Role involved a large redesign, project management and a team of content providers from 8 countries. Wordpress, PHP, MySQL, Photoshop.
SEP 2009 | DEC 2009
Transfer of existing site into Multiuser Wordpress, redesign of templates & functionality, training users in use of multilingual CMS.
MAY 2009 | JULY 2009
Involved a full investigation into existing site usability using public testing sessions, competition analysis, and internal workgroup focused on specific areas such as usability, accessibility, UI design, Backend integration (this was primarily a front end project), SEO, and marketing.
The redesign was received very well and let to the company investing heavily in the online property market by taking over a competitor and moving to No 1 in the market.
Ongoing my role involved progressive enhancements in conjunction with Coldfusion and .Net developers, daily QA testing for cross browser compatibility, Accessibility testing to WCAG 2 standards, tag testing and releases using Subversion, feature property and advertising creative’s.
JUL 2007 | SEP 2008
Development of a module in Salesforce to integrate company Research and development costs to products for specific clients for a software company. Using a Coldfusion backend to generate real time XML feed as a web service to a flex based reporting and graphing UI.
FEB 2007 | MAR 2007
A role very much design led where I was involved in redesign of most of the main NHS site in the Southeast and making them compatible with WCAG 2.
JAN 2006 | DEC 2006
Development of attraction park booking system using CFC development and XML API integration with third party systems.
MAY 2005 | AUG 2005
Html Layout, Photoshop layout, Clients included Nike, London10k, 3m and Nestle
Design and implementation product micro sites.
Design and implementation of online planning query tool to required accessibility guidelines including RNIB, W3C to meet local government guidelines.
JUN 2004 | SEP 2004
Design and implementation of product micro site for National Obesity Forum, internal promotional intranet, research into CMS.
Welwyn Garden City
Brand Communication, Hastings
Lead Developer/Designer in New Media
Small business brochure ware sites
OCT 2003 | MAR 2004
Brooklands Consultants, Redhill
Lead Developer/Designer in New Media , SEO., Commerce systems (World pay), Macromedia Flash car rental booking system , Small business brochure ware sites.Xhtml,
NOV 2002 | OCT 2003
Multi Lingual Press release system linked to intranet administration system.
Online enquiry system with sales tracking and automated reporting.
Setup and maintenance of Intranet system with over 1500 pages and content provided by 30 publishers.
Company Wide rebranding guideline project
Website search engine promotion and placement using a combination of Web trends, Hitlist and Addweb.
Over 50 product launches with micro site registration for events and product information.
HR vacancy processing system connected from web front end to Oracle database archiving and processing.
Extensive flash documentation of technical diagrams.
Online employee rewards scheme.
DEC 2000 | OCT 2002
Development of the first online mortgage application.
Development of intranet system for Mortgage Company.
Involved in over 20 intranet/internet projects as head of development team, including;
Content management systems for remote data retrieval, reviewing and publishing to intranet, extranet, mailing lists etc.
HR systems with vacancies, training library, dynamic departmental charts, social area, discussion boards, new employees inventory.
Online document management facility linking to NT and Novell.
Press release distribution with personalised retrieval system.
Automated web server monitoring solution involving SMS, web trends.
Web trends automated reporting on Servers and Proxy.
Establishment of development and documentation procedures.
Set up and daily administration of a clustered server environment using Win NT
Web trust Certification (first in UK).
Establishments of corporate design standards.
JAN 2000 | NOV 2000
Ace Europe, Crawley
Design & Implementation of European intranet pilot involving over 20 company departments in a large financial organisation.Support & training of 60 pilot contributors in Net objects Authoring Server with integration of back end database systems with Cold fusion & ASP.
JUN 1999 | DEC 1999