An exceptionally eager, responsible and committed team player, seeking a career in web design and front end development

Hard working, motivated and thorough, with the ability to work to tight deadlines. Qualified, with over six years combined experience in web design, development, content management, marketing and graphic design.

Excellent communication skills and a meticulous eye for detail. Hilariously funny and witty, with a passion for minimalistic, user-focused flat design.


Experience


Distrelec

Designer/Web Publishing Specialist
Distrelec

July 2017 - Current

My primary responsibility at Distrelec is to support the campaign management team by producing a range of online and offline marketing material, including: online product promotions, landing pages, microsites, banners and manuals.

As part of the company’s new Enterprise Hub, I was pivotal in establishing their new marketing department. This included being part of the discussions regarding their collaborative processes, workflow tools, resource requirements, and founding their design asset library.

Going-forward I will be an important part of building the company’s new online style and brand guidelines.

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illistrator
  • Adobe InDesign
  • HTML
  • CSS
Venn Digital

Digital Designer
Venn Digital

June 2016 - June 2017

Working at a busy digital agency, my role encompassed both web design and frontend development.

I was responsible for turning briefs into design concepts, and then into interactive websites. The clients were varied, from food and drink, and hospitality companies, to recruitment agencies, and mobile app developers.

Collaboration and strong communication is important; as I worked closely within a team of Project Managers, Designers and Backend Developers.

My role also involved liaising Project Managers regarding multiple projects on a weekly basis.

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illistrator
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Sketch
  • GitHub
  • Bitbucket
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • SASS
  • jQuery
Manchester Metropolitan University

Faculty Web Officer
Manchester Metropolitan University

July 2015 - April 2016

I worked within an award-winning team providing expertise in online marketing and communications across Manchester Metropolitan University.

As Science and Engineering Faculty Web Officer, I was the primary digital marketing expert for the faculty, responsible for the management and enhancement of a broad portfolio of websites, whilst implementing digital marketing campaigns and techniques to enhance the faculty’s recognition and visibility in key markets. I worked collaboratively with teaching, research and technical staff to ensure that their outputs are presented effectively to key audiences.

I provided a crucial role in ensuring that the university's brand, reputation and strengths were promoted correctly internally and externally.

I worked closely with the Faculty Marketing Officer, developing the faculty’s portfolio of digital marketing materials, initiating and delivering digital campaigns to support a number of key projects and activities within the faculty. These included recruitment marketing, high profile events, launches and engagement events.

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illistrator
  • Adobe InDesign
  • WordPress
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • PHP
  • MySQL
R.O.EYE

Website Manager
R.O.EYE Ltd

January 2014 - June 2015

I built innovative company and client websites; from planning, design and development, to testing, delivery and support. I was solely responsible for the company's portfolio of websites, including their development, content management, and maintenance, as well as creating email marketing campaigns and producing detailed analytical reports.

Another aspect of my role involved graphic design; such as creating logos, pitch documents, user guides and animated web banners.

My responsibilities included:

  • Full stack web design and development
  • Graphic design and brand development
  • Managing social media and email marketing campaigns
  • Managing the company's portfolio of affiliate websites
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • WordPress
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • PHP
  • MySQL
Gladiator PC

Web & Graphic Designer
Gladiator Computers Ltd

Fixed term 2 month contract to create an ambitious new website, which allowed customers to build a PC tailored to their needs. Having no previous website to take inspiration from, I planned, designed, and developed the entire website and brand from scratch.

This role involved working closely with a back end developer to ensure that the website could be maintained after my contract expired.

  • Web design and front end development
  • Brand development and creation of marketing material

September 2013 - October 2013 / Fixed-term contract

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • HTML
  • CSS
HSS Hire

Artworker & Online Executive
HSS Hire Ltd

I was solely responsible for designing all printed marketing material, clothing, stationery, signage and billboards. I managed hundreds of products through the company's online portal, as well as creating microsites and web banners. My role also involved managing e-commerce email campaigns; from design to analytical reporting.

  • Responsible for designing all in-house printed and digital marketing material
  • Designed marketing emails, created animated banners and online promotional campaigns
  • Managed all online products and training courses
  • Assisted in the creation and on-going development of company brand guidelines and documentation

June 2008 - August 2010

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illistrator
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Dreamweaver
  • HTML
  • CSS
Nimans

Web Content & Marketing Executive
Nimans Ltd

March 2006 - June 2008 / Promotion

I managed the Nimans online product catalogue. I assisted in the development of the company website and created a series of dual branded microsites, which involved collaborating with Sony, Siemens, Panasonic and Ericsson.

  • Managed the company's online product catalogue
  • Assisted in the development of the company website
  • Created and updated affiliate websites
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illistrator
  • Adobe InDesign
  • HTML
  • CSS

Qualifications


Southampton Solent University

BSc (Hons) Web Design
Southampton Solent University

September 2010 - June 2013 / High 2:1

This course maintained a strong practical focus. We were taught web design and development though projects, collaborating with other students and local industries with focus on databases, UX/UI design, interactive multimedia and e-commerce services.

We studied web design concepts, visual trends, graphical communication, design aesthetics, media on the web, accessibility, usability and user experience.

We were taught programming languages, such as HTML, JavaScript, SQL and PHP, as well as the creative skills necessary to design for a range of devices, including desktop browsers, smart phones and tablets.

Modules included:

  • Web design
  • Web development
  • Modern design trends
  • Emerging web technologies
  • Animation for the web
  • Digital content creation
  • E-commerce services
  • Databases
  • UX/UI - Human Computer Interaction
The Manchester College

Visual Basic .Net Level 2
The Manchester College

September 2005 - March 2006

This course taught the basic principles of computer programming and software development using Visual Basic .NET. It included an introduction to object-oriented technology, database management and software testing.

The Manchester College

HNC Digital Media
The Manchester College

September 2002 - June 2003 / Distinction

This course provided the knowledge and skills required for a career in the creative media industry. It covered such subjects as artwork preparation, graphic design, digital retouching and animation.

The Oldham College

BTEC Art & Design
The Oldham College

September 2001 - May 2002

This course covered graphics, illustration, textiles, fashion, ceramics, 3D design, photography, fine art, visual studies and contextual studies.

During the course we visited several galleries and exhibitions as part of our development in art and design; live briefs and competitions often formed part of the course.

The Oldham College

BTEC Information Technology
The Oldham College

September 2000 - August 2001

This course helped me develop the practical skills, knowledge and understanding to prepare me for a career in the information technology industry. It covered Microsoft Office, computer networks, digital media, software design and development, e-commerce, and programming.

Failsworth School

GCSE
Failsworth School

September 1994 - May 1999

Achieved 7 GCSEs in:

  • Art
  • English
  • Geography
  • Maths
  • Religious Education
  • Science
  • Spanish

Web Design Portfolio


Each of the projects below are concepts designed by me.

Web Design and Development Portfolio


Each of the projects below was designed and coded by me.

Graphic Design Portfolio


My interest in web design is a result of my background as a Graphic Designer.

Design Skills


Over the years my role has involved a wide range of responsibilies.

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When I worked as a Graphic Designer I created artwork for all kinds of printed marketing material. From the usual: brochures, catelogues, clothing, magazine adverts, editorials, banners and signage. To the more unusual: phone boxes, blimps, buses, football hoardings and billboards.

Whilst working at HSS Hire Ltd I was solely responsible for all their printed marketing material. That's means if you visited one of the 302 branches throughout the UK and ROI between 2008 and 2010 you probably would've seen several pieces of my work.

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Software Skills


I’m trained to use a wide range of software, CMS and front-end frameworks.

WordPress
Adobe Suite
Bootstrap
Foundation
Battlefield
TERMINALFOUR
Hybris

Development Skills


All my code is handwritten and beautifully formatted.

HTML5 is awesome! I use it every day. New tags like <header>, <footer> and <nav> make it easier for screen readers determine my content; making my websites more accessible, as well as keeping my markup clean (yay!) and extra semantic.

The simplified doctype no longer requires a series of mind-boggling attributes, and it even works in older browsers like the dreaded IE6.

HTML5 came with some useful new input attributes, such as date, time, and calendar, as well as some impressive built-in client-side form validation, both of which have made my life easier.

Flash and third party media players are slowly being phased out (hurrah!) by the introduction of the new easy-to-use <video> and <audio> tags. Speaking of Flash, <canvas> comes with most (if not more) interactive and animated options to help me create feature-rich interactive elements. This is area I don’t have much experience in, but hopefully that’ll change with your help.

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