Thanks for stopping by my CV microsite
I am currently seeking employment or contracts to work on interesting projects with problems that require innovative and elegantly creative solutions. I would love to talk to about your project.
I am currently seeking employed or contract to work on interesting projects with problems that require innovative and elegantly creative solutions. I would love to talk about you and your projects.
A highly experienced Agile project manager & PHP/Laravel developer, experienced through delivering projects including SAAS, PASS, Websites/Webstores in multiple sectors, I have a strong background in project design, development, crafting engaging user experiences for some really great companies.
My strength is in engaging the stakeholders, to fully understand the project requirements, expectations, timescales and potential areas of concern. Then taking their project through the design, development and deployment cycles to create great things as part of great team.
From a quite different starting point in game development as an artist/animator, my work has rewarded me with accolades a BAFTA nomination and creating the world's first age certified computer game. I have international awards for development with Ford Motor Co's website as well as regional recognition in development with my work as the Lead Developer on the website for LondonSquare.com against far larger brands: Candy & Candy and The Shard.
Summary of skills:
- Mid-Level/Lead level developer of SAAS, PAAS, CMS, CRM and eComm applications.
- Highly competent in the core technologies required for full stack development
- Experienced in building "full" solutions
- Capable of mentoring junior and intermediate developers
- Gifted with troubleshooting and problem-solving
- Passionate about Code, Design and User Experience.
- Effective and affable stakeholder/team/personal communication skills
- Execllent time & resource management that delivers to deadlines.
- Avid learner of new coding practices and concepts.
My go-to stack is for rapid development and prototyping is the TALLstack (TailwindCSS, AlpineJS, Livewire, Laravel).
- Highly knowledgable in the core patterns and classes of Laravel
- Devloping for use with DO, AWS, RDS, S3/Minio, Apache, Nginx, Redis, Memcached, GIT
- Experienced with Security, Performance & Caching, Search Engine Optimisation, Analysis and Strategy and Analytics
- Advanced in Adobe CC's Photoshop, Illustrator & XD
Professional experiences to date:
|2016 - Present||
Contract Project Manager / Laravel Developer
Since 2016 I have been enjoying my time managing and developing projects for a small number of great companies of all sizes including in fin-tech, property, social media management, and a social platform.
My recent projects have included:
Any of which I would be happy to talk about, given the opportunity.
|2014 - 2016||
Landmark Group - Head of Digital Development
This role divided between coding a mobile app / Laravel API and managing a small team of digital content creators and web developers.
|2012 - 2014||
Pixelwork Ltd - Lead Developer
Key clients: Amnesty International, RSPB, Royal Opera house, Barings Capital, Essex and Thurrock Councils, DP World Ports
|2011 - 2012||
Acumen Design - Lead Developer
Key clients: UKT&I, OfCom, Raffingers, Goldsmiths Group
|2003 - 2011||
Polygonsoup Ltd - Owner Developer
Key clients: Wunderman/Burrows/Ford, BBC, UKT&I, SAIC Inc, Teens Unite, FaithAction, Cabot Square Capital, Imprezzeo
|1986 - 2003||
Games Artist / Animator
Games companies: Creature Labs (‘00-’03), Online Plc (‘98-’00), Digital Magic Software (‘88-’90), CRL Group PLC (‘86-’88)
My Experience in focus: