Across my portfolio you will see examples of web apps that are built with reusable, clearly separated components that are robustly tested on real devices and consumed by high volumes of users. Providing future friendly web apps that deliver across multiple devices, across multiple operating systems (especially iOS / Android), on touch interfaces, on desktop applications and on divergent screens sizes from mobile to tablet all the way through to large screens.
Ability to work very closely with design and UX to deliver designs that work across a range of devices, browsers and platforms. Crafting pages and strategies for responsive, fluid and fixed designs whilst enhancing the user experience and performance with the latest CSS3 techniques, including animations, media queries and prepossessing via SASS.
The ability to engineer a design idea is exciting. Building out UI patterns, involvement in sketching ideas and slicing up polished designs in Photoshop are essential elements of my workflow and I believe the standout elements of my portfolio come from projects where a strong relationship has been forged between Visual Designers, UX and Product Owners.
Computer Science Skills
Broad range of general computer science knowledge including RESTful web services, J2EE, PHP, MySQL, Apache, Spring, JBoss, WebLogic, Grails, Django, CMS, and Linux.
A senior engineer confident taking technical and product decisions either working independently in a small business unit or in larger organisations as a part of a multi-disciplined team. Including working as an independent contractor within a, market leading, ThoughtWorks agile agency team.
User Interface Developer :: UK Home Office (Equal Experts)
October 1013 to present day
Exemplar project from the GDS (Government Digital Service www.gov.uk/) for the Home Office to place the complex process of applying for visit visas online.
Still in beta development, more information available here www.gov.uk/transformation/apply-visa.
lastminute.com :: Mobile UI Developer
"Technology Behind Travel" (Sabre)
May 2012 to October 1013
Comprehensive rebuild of mobile e-commerce offering for the Sabre Travel Network of companies. Working with in house team and large agile consultancy to rebuild mobile web presence across multiple brands and locales.
m.lastminute.com and m.fr.lastminute.com.
"Branding, design and marketing communications"
July 2011 to May 2012
Building interactive brochure for distribution through Apple’s App Store for Ford Focus, Tourism Ireland and Ford Showrooms.
For a review of the app see the Sencha blog post about the Ford Showroom App.
Tourism Ireland iPad app, Ford Focus app (with web based version) and Ford's in Showroom app not yet rolled out.
Camelot :: HTML5 Games Developer
"... licensed operator of the UK Lottery"
June 2011 to July 2011
Conversion of Flash based 'Instant Win Games' to work across iOS and other mobile WebKit devices.
Internal proof of concept project, Flash version located at the National Lottery website.
Goviral :: Client Side Developer
"your world is watching"
April 2011 to June 2011 (Contract)
Branded video content and user initiated video plays for advertisers on a pay-for-performance basis.
Building HTML5 video player to integrate into current Flash framework that will provide interaction on iOS and other mobile platforms. Also providing a structured approach to managing user agent support across their video channels.
LBi :: Interface Developer
"Building believable brands"
March 2011 (Contract)
Large marketing and technology agency.
Implementing re factor of BT MyProfile section of the My BT portal following usability and information architecture review.
Travelmatch :: User Interface Developer
"… to take the pain out of the holiday search."
December 2010 to March 2011 (Contract)
'Start up' affiliate travel application specialising in complex search and price comparison for multiple high street holiday vendors.
Part of a team of 6 developers building and maintaining an application for the search and affiliate sales of holidays and hotels. Highly competitive market where the quality of search engine and the visual display of complex data are paramount.
Beattie McGuinness Bungay Agency :: App Developer
"… use creativity to solve business problems."
November 2010 to December 2010 (Contract)
Commissioned to design and build Christmas, 'Pass The Parcel' promotional application for high profile customers.
Application to select and email clients with opportunities to win a range of prizes by 'virtually' unwrapping presents through online video clips. Parcel location tracking, managing prizes lists, managing current winners, HTML email creation and valid client pool all managed via the app.
Christmas customer promotion, URL no longer live.
Mobile Interactive Group :: mCommerce Interface Developer
"Integrated mobile and digital communications."
September 2010 to November 2010 (Contract)
Dedicated mobile eCommerce site for the New Look fashion retailer.
New Look (View in iPhone or Android device).
IG Index :: User Interface Developer
"The UK's Number One CFD Provider." "...the world's leading spread betting firm."
October 2009 to September 2010
- iPhone compatible sign up form embedded in native iOS app.
- Support, including out of hours, on multilingual production application.
- IG Markets (plus multiple localisations)
- IG Index
- FXO Online
Ipreo :: Lead Front End Web Engineer
"Industry-leaders in execution software and market intelligence for financial institutions."
January 2007 to September 2009
- Lead on Information Architecture review and implementation.
- Complete client template rewrite, tableless layouts & doctype standardisation.
- UI support in the specification and requirements processes.
Clients include Bank of America Merrill Lynch, RBS, HSBC and Credit Suisse.
NB All applications are internally hosted within each bank internal network and not available externally.
Red Snapper :: Lead Web Application Developer
"A creative digital agency with an enviable track record."
September 2003 to January 2007
Front end development, server side scripting, database design, CMS integration and technical lead on a range of websites and web applications for both public sector and private clients.
- Accessibility consultancy to Office of Deputy Prime Minister (now Department for Communities.)
- Lead developer on redesign of Internet Advertising Bureau.
- Development, maintenance and ongoing support of brand asset management application for global perfume house Coty (Rimmel London).
- Internet Advertising Bureau (not current site)
- Coty Inc
2002 to 2003: M.Sc Information Technology
Kingston University :: Pass, with project distinction.
1990 to 1993: B.Sc (Econ) Business Economics
University of Wales, Cardiff Business School :: 2:1
1988 to 1990: A & S Level's
Caldicot Comprehensive School :: A, B, D with merit at S level.
1983 to 1988: GCSE's
Caldicot Comprehensive School :: Nine passes, four A grades, four B and one C.
When not playing with technology I can be found trying to improve my 10 handicap at Colchester Golf Club. I run to maintain some fitness, travel whenever I can and make sure the dog gets to see plenty of the Essex and Suffolk countryside.
References available on request.