I am an enthusiastic, self-motivated computing graduate and web developer. Outside of development I have interests in technology, business, design and marketing, I label myself as 'Addicted to Insight' as when I'm not working I'm busy picking up new skills, expanding old skills and teaching any tips I pick up along the way.
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My role at Formoda mainly consists of building performant and user friendly websites for our clients.
At Formoda I have leant how to develop using their bespoke Content Management System built in the PHP framework Yii. Due to my previous knowledge and experience in building WordPress websites, Formoda have also been able to offer custom WordPress solutions for clients who do not have a large investment for their site.
Another duty of my role consists of is developing marketing material such landing pages and custom email templates.
During my time at Formoda, I have found methods in which we have improved our workflow allowing us to be more efficient. An example of this is using Gulp.js to help our automate some of our email template creation process.
Key Clients: Collegiate AC, Property Frontiers, Southern Timber & Helios Investment Partners.
Main Duties: Web Builds, Newsletter Builds, WordPress Development and Support Requests.
At e-Strategy I was involved in many different areas of the business. I planned, developed and managed a variety of projects including websites, applications and newsletters. This involved working closely with our designer and clients to deliver outstanding work.
Being involved in other areas of the business such as app development and marketing allowed me to create small web applications, and optimise landing pages and newsletters for better conversions and engagement. During these projects and campaigns I developed not only my web development skills but have also improved server administration and marketing skills.
Taking care of support for clients, web builds, web applications, newsletters and more within a busy office environment has enabled me to greatly improve communication, prioritisation and time management skills.
Key Clients: English Riviera Tourism Company, Visit Plymouth, Premier Cottages, Johns Associates, Ski Famille & Riverford Organics.
Main Duties: Web Builds, Newsletter Builds and Monthly Sends, Support Requests, Web App Development & Social App Implementation.
During university I seized every opportunity to create websites and further my web development skills. Prior to university all my skills were self taught it was great to finally put them to use on real projects.
Using these projects, in particular the Aardvark Gibraltar project, was the best method to gain experience on managing a project form start to finish. Although design, in particular branding and print, was not my speciality I enjoyed the opportunity to advance my creative skills in designing Aardvark Gibraltar’s logo, business cards and website. Developing the website came natural to me and allowed me to utilise my self-taught web development skills.
Upper Second Class Honours (2:1)
Modules included: Object Oriented Web Apps, Software Management, Web Dev Platforms, Advanced Databases & More
Double Applied ICT - BC, Psychology – E
Mathematics - B, English Language - C, English Literature - B, ICT - C, Additional Science – A, Core Science - B, Spanish - B, Music - B, Religion - B
BSC: Digital Accessibility: Web Essentials Certificate
Full Clean UK Driving Licence
My interests overlap with my skills, I enjoy web development and the challenging problem solving aspect that programming brings. I am always broadening my skills even further within my own time. I subscribe to many inspirational developers who publish new workflow techniques and the best coding practices.
I also have a passion for music, both listening and creating it. I am self-taught in playing guitar and drums and before university played in a local band.