My Story

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Since 2010 I've been working as a front end developer & consultant providing web development, design, support & maintenance, amongst other services, for a variety of clients in different industries around the world.

In 2012 I began working full time as web developer for dermalogica uk, then 6 and a half years later (in 2019) I was offered the opportunity to join intelliflo, a fantastic financial services software development (SaaS) company. I've learnt a lot about building websites in that time, and even more so in the last few years - as a developer, there's nothing quite like working for a proper software development company. Working as a developer is a never ending learning experience!

Some of the projects I've worked on throughout my career have given me experience working on large scale websites, web services, APIs and applications, including hybrid and progressive web apps. Whilst I have experience with full stack development, it's not my speciality nor my passion, I love front end development! I find it fascinating and thoroughly enjoy responsive web design, creating SASS loops, learning the latest css specifications, figuring out how to change a site's colours with javascript and so on.

I'm always interested in new projects and ideas, so if you're looking for a new website, or just some advice please contact me.

My CV

  • Front end developer with proven track record of successful web projects
  • 11+ years of experience working in commercial agile development environments
  • 5+ years of experience working for a Fintech SaaS company with over 200 developers globally
  • Experience working on largescale codebases, repos, and websites (with 150,000+ users)
  • Skilled in responsive web design, front end technologies and general UX principles
  • Highly motivated and results driven
  • Excellent eye for detail
  • Great team player and collaborator

January 2019 – Present { Front End Developer / UX Engineer @ Intelliflo Ltd }

Main responsibilities: front-end development, user experience design and engineering for Intelliflo’s award-winning financial SaaS products, which are tailored to the real needs of advice professionals. The websites are mainly .net, MVC based using C# with Razor, HTML, CSS, SCSS, SASS, Bootstrap, JavaScript, Git (and GitHub), in an Agile web development environment. With some exposure to JavaScript frameworks like React, Vue, Angular and Node. All hosted on AWS (Amazon Web Services).

Some of those projects included:

  • Redesign of the main intelliflo office website. Largescale project that took more than a year to complete; the site has over 365 pages and 150,000+ users around the world (UK, US, Australia & Canada). The redesign increased customer engagement and satisfaction levels, as well as helping the company to attract new customers including the massive US based company State Farm.
  • Redesign of the personal finance portfolio website, general improvements for responsiveness, cross browser compatibility and accessibility.
  • Creation of the intelliflo office style guide; a design resource for the intelliflo developers to use to help ensure consistency in the intelliflo UI & UX, as well as providing guidance and component-based designs.
  • Bootstrap version updates from 3 to 4, and again from 4 to 5, for intelliflo office and the personal finance portal.
  • Establishment of front-end development processes to better collaborate with developers and other departments.
  • Collaboration with the Software Architects to improve front end technologies.
  • Improvement of the SASS/ SCSS for intelliflo office.

August 2012 – December 2018 { Web Developer @ Dermalogica UK Ltd }

Main responsibilities: front-end development of new web projects to improve dermalogica’s online websites and services for the UK, Ireland, Germany, Canada and Australia. Secondary responsibilities; maintenance, support, training and improvement of any new or existing websites and services.

Some of those projects included:

  • We Are Dermalogica; a new customer facing site built to generate new business leads and allow businesses to inquire about the companies services. Improved new business lead and generation by 75%. Fully responsive, built using asp.net, html5, css3, js and jQuery. The site was also replicated for Australia, Canada, France & Germany.
  • Dermalogica Connect; a comprehensive portal website that linked all of Dermalogica's web services into one place. Responsive, accessible and user friendly Connect was built with Squiz Matrix, an enterprise level CMS for the back end, with html5, css3, JS and jQuery for the front end. Connect also featured a free Website Builder that built responsive, modern websites in under 15 minutes. Increased dermalogica’s web presence and provided websites for 1000s of customers. Also improved website traffic for all of dermalogica’s sites as a result.
  • The Dermalogica Education System; a bespoke, responsive web-based booking system for the Education department. Built entirely in house using ASP.NET, MVC, C# with razor, HTML5, CSS3, JS and jQuery, using a custom built web API, and an MSQL database all hosted with Amazon Web Services.

August 2010 – Present { Web Developer & Consultant @ Freelance }

Freelance consultant providing website design and development for a broad range of clients; from musicians and life coaches to filmmakers and training companies. Key skills; requirements gathering, research, development, system development life cycle, design, and development for the web. Generally, sites comprised of HTML, CSS, some JavaScript and then some exposure to PHP through WordPress and other content management systems. As well as quality assurance and user acceptance testing, support, and maintenance.

Primary: HTML, CSS, SASS, SCSS, Bootstrap, JavaScript, JQuery

Secondary: CSHTML, Razor, .NET, C#, Node, React, Vue, Nunjucks, Git, SQL

Paradigms & Design Patterns: Responsive Web Design (RWD), User Experience (UX), Object Orientated Programming (OOP), Model-View-Controller (MVC), Block Element Modifier (BEM), Relational Databases (RDB), Content Management Systems (CMS)

Tools: Github, Visual Studio, Sublime, Koala, Prepos, Wordpress, SQL Server Management Studio, TortoiseGit, Photoshop, Figma, FileZilla, Docker, AWS, Azure Dev Ops (TFS), Jira

London South Bank University – 2007 – 2010

Internet Computing BSc – Graduated with First Class Honours

Esher College – 2002 – 2004

A-Level - Information Technology
AS-Level - Information Technology, Biology, Chemistry & General Studies

Wimbledon College – 1999 – 2002

GCSEs - Maths, Science (Double Award), English, Information Technology, Design Technology, French, Geography, Physical Education & Religious Education

Music, film, games, technology, pc hardware, Warhammer 40,000, Japanese culture & history, anime, sci-fi, philosophy, science, martial arts, football, golf, tennis.

Based in Poole, Dorset. Mainly interested in remote working opportunities, would potentially relocate for the right role & company.

If you would like a pdf or word doc of my CV, or to discuss an opportunity, please get in touch.