Profile

I am a front-end developer & designer with over 8 years of experience. I specialise in modern responsive HTML, CSS & Javascript builds, with a focus on usability and accessibility. I have experience of libraries and frameworks including jQuery, Knockout.js, Angular.js and LESS. I have a formal background in design and create wireframes and design mockups using Photoshop & Illustrator. I am comfortable with backend work in C# ASP.NET; this helps me integrate easily into team-based development where tasks and skills are distributed. I am hardworking, enthusiastic and show a good deal of attention to detail and possess excellent time keeping and project management skills. I strive to learn new skills and further develop the skills I have in order to stay ahead of web & IT technologies and feel I would be a worthy member of any team.

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Technical skills

  • Front-end:
    HTML 5, CSS 3, LESS framework.
  • Javascript:
    Clientside Javascript and extensive use of jQuery, Angular.js, Knockout.js. Jasmine & Mocha testing frameworks, Node.js, Grunt, Gulp.
  • Back-end:
    C# ASP.NET (MVC & Webforms); Wordpress; Node.js & Express.
  • E-commerce and content management:
    including bespoke systems, Wordpress, Joomla, Orchard CMS and Percussion CMS.
  • Development processes:
    TFS & Git versioning, continuous integration, Heroku deployment, Agile/sprint-based development with daily standups, story-based specs, planning poker, etc.
  • Design:
    Graphic and Web design, information architecture, wireframing & prototyping.
  • Software & operating systems:
    Abobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Git, Microsoft TFS, Visual Studio, Sublime Text, Terminal, Windows, Mac OS X.

Experience

JustGiving

Jan 2015 - Present

Senior front end developer

Company:
JustGiving are the world's leading online fundraising platform, creating innovative technology that helps people, charities and businesses connect with the causes they care about.
Role:
Develop features for the JustGiving.com website, primarily on responsive charity campaigns product; develop prototypes and wireframes; implement accessible, cross-browser and standards compliant code. Working in an agile scrum team of C# ASP.NET developers and working closely with UX, design and product owners.
Skills:
HMTL5, CSS 3, LESS, Javascript (including Angular.js, Karma, Jasmine, Gulp), C# ASP.NET MVC, Agile, Microsoft Visual Studio 2012, Git; Windows 8

Reed.co.uk

Apr 2013 - Jan 2015

Front end developer

Company:
Reed.co.uk is the UK’s #1 job site. Offering job vacancies, courses and career advice, reed.co.uk attracts more than 4 million jobseekers each month, with vacancies from over 8,000 recruiters, employers and agencies, and over 80,000 applications per day.
Role:
Develop features for the reed.co.uk website, primarily on the jobseeker site and mobile site; develop prototypes and wireframes; implement accessible, cross-browser and standards compliant code. Working in an agile scrum team of C# ASP.NET developers and working closely with designers and business owners to ensure functionality delivered meets and exceeds expectations. Winner of 2 company hack days.
Skills:
HMTL5, CSS, Javascript (including jQuery, Knockout.js), ASP.NET MVC Razor Templating, LESS, Agile, Microsoft Visual Studio 2012, Git; Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator; Windows 7

Promethean

Nov 2010 - Present

Front end developer

Company:
Promethean are a world leading interactive learning technology company, with offices in the USA and UK, creating highly effective hardware and software products.
Role:
Create and develop effective, usable designs to satisfy both business & end user needs; to implement accessible, semantic markup and progressively enhance the user experience; develop for the internal CMS systems including Orchard CMS and Percussion CMS. Working as sole front-end developer in a large agile team of C# ASP.NET developers and working closely with designers in the US.
Skills:
XHTML, HTML5, CSS, Javascript (including jQuery), ASP.NET MVC 3 Razor Templating, Velocity Templating, LESS, Agile, Web Design, Microsoft Visual Studio 2010, TFS; Percussion CM System, Orchard CMS; Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator; Windows 7

Trans-Continental

Sep 2009 - Nov 2010

Web designer & front end developer

Company:
Trans-Continental is a leading global supplier of Christmas products, garden furniture and indoor furniture.
Role:
Design, develop & maintain the company and white label e-commerce sites; create and deliver regular HTML email campaigns and promotional marketing pages; work with and produce assets for affiliates and internal and external marketing companies; graphic design and photography.
Skills:
XHTML, CSS, jQuery; Web Design, Photography, Graphic Design; Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash; Quark Xpress; Mac OS X

Rawfusion Ltd

Jun 2006 - Apr 2009

Web designer, Graphic designer & photographer

Company:
Rawfusion are a fashion accessories company, producing apparel and accessories for companies such as Pacha, Playboy, Chupa Chups and Marvel.
Role:
Design, develop and maintain the company, white label e-commerce and brand websites; design promotional pages for other retailers, including Republic & Play.com; online & offline marketing campaigns, including HMTL email campaigns; social marketing including Youtube, Myspace & Facebook; Lifestyle & product photography. Graphic design for print; Product & point of sale design; liaising with suppliers and managing projects from start to finish.
Skills:
XHTML, CSS(1&2), Flash Actionscript 2.0, Wordpress Development; Product Photography and Post Production; Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Dreamweaver, Bridge; Apple Final Cut; Mac OS X.