Having worked in the field of web design for many years, I have extensive knowledge of the aspects of the development and maintenance of web sites.
From my experience and technical skill set (listed below) I produce accessible and easy to use web sites to recognised standards, with good knowledge of platform/browser compatibility issues, the processes involved in search engine optimisation (SEO) and all backed up with solid hand coded html.
My strengths within the development process are the production of well-constructed pages with an emphasis on layout and interface design especially now for the ever growing number of different devices and available screen sizes.
I am flexible and creative in my approach in my work not least thanks to my artistic background.
Tools/IDE – NetBeans, Visual Studio Code, Dreamweaver, Eclipse, Notepad++ and Beyond Compare
E-commerce – Magento, Actinic and Prestashop
Imaging and Print – Photoshop, Fireworks, InDesign, Illustrator, InkScape, Visio, GIMP, Scribus and Corel Painter
Video – Encoding and Editing - Premiere Pro, Avidemux, Kdenlive, Avidemux and Handbrake
Administration – Apache, MySql, PuTTY, phpMyAdmin and Microsoft IIS, and many other technical administrator tools in both Linux and Windows
OS – Windows client and server, Mac and Linux CLI & GUI – Ubuntu, Centos and Debian.
February 2008 – 2022
EuroCave UK/Around Wine
Primarily responsible for the company’s online presence, ensuring the sites are functioning correctly and developing further enhancements for the sites, these have been regularly implemented following a steady process of development with extensive testing in a sandbox environment. From initially taking over the web presence, my role has expanded to take in more areas from the company’s online presence, e-commerce, design, construction and delivery of the scheduled email newsletter, SEO, managing associated 3rd party relationships and the design of print material.
July 1999 – February 2008
ALEFF Group Ltd.
I designed and built web sites for a whole range of clients, mostly supplying resources and information to science professionals. I worked at all sections of the cycle of a project, either part of a team or on my own, from brief writing, to prototyping to final upload. Including liaising with – and provide support for - a whole range of people involved in a project, such as co-workers, clients, content authors and suppliers, and am used to dealing with different levels of technical knowledge within the team.
Oct. 1995 - June 1999
Telos Consulting Ltd.
Senior Multimedia Designer
Initially employed as a trainee, my role developed to encompass the entire production process from the scoping, conceptualising and planning, through the design and construction, to the deliverable product. This entailed working with and guiding the technical authors or the copy editor assembling, designing and building the project.
Qualifications and Education
I graduated with a Diploma in Fine Art from Byam Shaw School of Fine Art with a Merit, after completing my BTEC General Art and Design from Falmouth School of Art and Design, also with a Merit.