I love to ask questions and solve problems! I come to my current role as a front end developer from diverse educational and working environments. Learning new things is very important to me, and my current pursuit offers a lot of material, allowing me (often demanding) to learn something new. I want to be able to express my ideas with more accuracy by learning and refining ways of doing things. I love working in a unrestricted digital world, and enjoy the unique benefits it provides. Writing and re-using code, ideas and methods allows me to stand on the shoulders of myself and others each time I build something new. I have developed a keen interest in information architecture, human computer interaction and app conceptualisation
My role at imaginate has been predominately during the planning and building of web projects, which are the areas I most enjoy. My work has allowed me to become proficient with wide range of front end coding languages and creative software. During my time I have become confident with front end web technologies, giving me a great sense of achievement. I have been closely involved with clients, designers and other developers to build, maintain and iterate numerous websites, including multilingual, e-commerce and content managed websites. I have also found that becoming comfortable using common development tools such as version control and deployment procedures has allowed me to work effectively with others and tackle large problems easily. I have enjoyed the opportunities I have had to represent Imaginate and network with a wider community. Being involved when building and presenting pitches to clients has been rewarding, and helped me become comfortable with clients and supported my ability to maintain a effective working relationship over the long term. Clients include: Robinsons & Wimbledon, The Colour Run, HSBC, ESPN, England Korfball, O2, IMG, Taste Festivals, Henley Women’s Regatta, Yaguara Cachaça, Bespoke Brewing Co. Winter Wonderland, Champions Tennis,
During this 6 month period I was introduced to a wide range of design principles & applications across digital and print projects. I found working within a team, helping each other to overcome issues during conception and while implementing appealed to me greatly. The time i spent at Ghost Design helped inform my decision to enter front end development
I spent some time as crew for yacht deliveries. My duties involved: Navigation, Watch-keeping, Sail handling, Engine Maintenance, Handling under power. To perform in demanding conditions I was required to have a firm understanding a wide range of rules & responsibilities. I always enjoyed the challenge of balancing the prevailing conditions, such as tide, weather, other vessels and legal restrictions.
Installing electrics in exhibitions halls across Europe and during the London Olympics. Dynamic time pressured work Diverse working environment Collaboration with exhibitor’s, venue staff and employers. Working to solid deadlines
A multi-discipline computing degree has proven to be a great motivator, with web design being a keen focus. Reading and practising skills as I acquire them has inspired me to drive my own learning.
Learning to sail proved just the challenge I wanted. I opted to enrol at Hamble School of yachting in the Solent , which allowed me to gain skills in pleasure craft sailing. I undertook a yachtmaster course and attained coastal skipper and yachtmaster theory, this soon became a means to travel and work.
GCSEs include: English, Maths, Science, and Graphics A Levels include: Economics, Psychology, Chemistry and Physics