Based in St Albans, Hertfordshire, I’m a dedicated and highly-motivated web professional with over 15 years design and development experience, specialising in PHP and Laravel driven websites. Experienced in object-oriented programming and agile methodologies to provide scalable, maintainable backend systems and delivering compelling visuals with responsive, modular frontend code.
I started my career working for the BBC as a Graphic Designer specialising in the production of 3D animations and the creation of multimedia elements. Having mastered these skills I moved into the area of Interactive Design creating user interfaces for various CD-ROM applications and websites for both the BBC and Open University. Here I learnt how to work within a development team to provide the digital assets required by projects whilst also collaborating with producers and academics to ensure the project met the requirements of the brief.
As my passion for web development technologies has grown I have become increasingly more focused on both frontend and backend development, specialising in the development of PHP based systems using object-oriented design and agile methodologies to produce clean, maintainable code that provides the tools needed by clients to deliver their services.
I am highly adaptable and driven by learning. I have built up a long list of skills over the many years working as a web professional which allows me to offer a complete online solution to businesses or cater to larger organisations that require specific services. My main strength is in the way I can turn my hand to pretty much any tool, language or system in both backend and frontend development. I thrive on the challenge of taking on something new and delivering to a high standard.
- BA (Hons), Interactive Systems DesignAwarded: 1st Class
- MSc, Computer ScienceAwarded: Distinction (Outstanding)
- UI/UX Design
- Rapid Prototyping
- Responsive Design
- Client-Side Optimisation
- Object-Oriented Programming
- Test Driven Development
- Version Control
- Automated Deployment
- API Integration
- Server Provisioning
- Cloud Web Hosting
- Domain Management