I’m a pragmatic, responsible developer with additional experience in sales, design, teaching, production/PM and editorial.
Most recently I worked as a client-facing Head of Digital. In addition to architecture and development, I managed projects and costings; drafted specs; pitched; streamlined and documented workflow; and managed server upkeep, maintenance and contracts.
By way of career: I studied Computer Science at university before working for a few years as an IT journalist. That led me to magazine design and production and then to web - where I pretty much live now.
Skills and experience
I’m experienced in end-to-end site design and creation, including UI/UX and front end design, front end development, data design, back end development, project management, editorial and graphic design.
Most of the work I’ve done recently is front/back end web development (particularly Drupal) and project management.
As a developer, I can work alone when needed but love being dug in with (and learning from) a good team. I’m technically sound enough to handle most things, and know my limits well enough to not be a danger to others.
As a project manager, I’m happy pitching, dealing with clients, and selling or up-selling. I’m pragmatic, able to organise and prioritise, demonstrably good at problem solving, care about my team, and have a knack for spotting problems before they happen.
My main skills include:
- Site and data architecture
- Wireframe design and template structuring
- Graphic, web, and magazine design
- Adobe CS
- Basic server/cpanel and Apache setup and maintenance
- Job planning and costing
- Editorial (including copy writing, sub editing and covers)
- Presenting, pitching and sales