Primary Skills

  • X/HTML
  • XML
  • CSS
  • LESS
  • Hand coding
  • Photoshop
  • Javascript
  • jQuery
  • prototype.js
  • script.aculo.us
  • PHP
  • MySQL

Additional Skills

  • eZPublish
  • Drupal
  • Wordpress
  • git
  • OO/SMACSS
  • Symfony PHP

Summary

I’m a passionate creator who finds an immense amount of joy in the results of my work, be it a simple web page design to a complex user interaction or a large hand coded data driven application, seeing a product of my creation utilised & appreciated gives me a great sense of pride in what I do, motivates me to do more & ultimately makes me the designer/developer I am today.

I’m a keen communicator who enjoys interacting with other like minded people, sharing knowledge & ideas, then collaborating to see those ideas realised. I thrive on feedback form my clients, peers & the people for whom my creations affect the most. I take what I’ve learned into subsequent challenges in order to continue improving & evolving my skills.

I’m courteous & professional at all times & I do my utmost to convey this with great dignity & pride.

Objective

As a freelance Web Developer I’ve had the opportunity to work with many amazing & talented people, however I’ve missed the collaborative spirit that can only be found when working as a member of a team. While I enjoy the freedoms that come with being an independent contractor, I would like to continue to ply my trade in a team environment, to expand my skill set & improve on the attributes that I already possess.

As a member of a highly motivated & dedicated team I feel that my true qualities can be better exploited & pushed to reach their full potential. As someone who takes a great deal of pride in their work I’d like to be known for the products I had a hand in producing, therefore I’d like to work with a team who feel the same.

My aim is to shift my focus from managing a business whilst developing to becoming a dedicated designer/developer.

Experience

Technical Strengths: I have in excess of 10 years experience with all essential Web Design techniques & disciplines including X/HTML, XML, CSS, Photoshop & Javascript as well as a solid background in PHP development & MySQL database management. I’m well versed with various javascript libraries such as prototype.js, script.aculo.us & jQuery, I’m also proficient with the CSS Preprocessor LESS & I have a small amount of experience with SASS. My day-to-day tasks include the management of numerous Dedicated & Virtual Private servers, as such I have developed many of the skills necessary to configure, monitor & maintain Linux & Windows based Apache, MySQL & PHP (LAMP & WAMP) servers, I’m quite comfortable working in command line environments such as SSH & MS-DOS.

Freelance
Web Designer & Developer
2005 - Present

Infinite Eye - Web Development Studio
Co-Founder & Creative Director
2002 - 2007

NMK Carpentry & Joinery
Owner, Carpenter & Joiner
1999 - 2003

Communication & Client Relationship Strengths: Over the course of my working life I have developed strong communication, expectation management & organisational skills, I have successfully operated & managed my own businesses & forged exceptional relationships with both my clients & colleagues alike. I have an excellent rapport with all of my clients & I’m held in high regard for my ability to communicate on a level that the less technical minded can be comfortable with.

References

(Contact details available upon request.)

Russ Weakley

Manager at Max Design, Chair at Web Standards Group

Bruce Graham

Chief Financial Officer & Company Secretary at Australian Aluminium Finishing Pty Ltd

Wayne Gates

Director, Small Biz Connect at NSW Trade & Investment

John McDaid

IT, Business Solutions Officer at Royal Canin Australia

Interests

  • 3D Modelling
  • Video Game Dev
  • Architecture
  • Programming
  • Graphic Design
  • PC Building
  • Open Source s/w
  • Emerging Tech
  • Carpentry
  • Renovating
  • Outdoors
  • Family & Friends

Education

Self Educated

Web Design/Development
1996 – Present

Hunter Institute of Technology

Trade Certificate, Carpentry & Joinery
1996 – 1999

Terrigal High School

School Certificate
1988 – 1992