I am a designer & front-end developer from Ballymena, Northern Ireland with 3 years industry experience. Currently, I am working for Sugar Rush Creative in Belfast.
I am an advocate of Responsive Web Design and in particular, improving the speed and performance of websites.
I am a graduate of Interactive Multimedia Design from the University of Ulster, studying both in the main campus at Jordanstown, and the Art College in Belfast. I completed the course, gaining a Second Class Honours in the Upper Division (2:1) in July 2013.
You can find me at local web events around Belfast such as Hustle & Refresh. These are always great for catching up with local designers & developers as well as meeting others. I have also attended Build on two occasions.
I was working as part of a team on the dotRetailer eCommerce Platform for 2 years. This has drove me on in my career as it has introduced me to building and maintaining a large codebase - which in turn has improved my front-end development skills. Working at dotRetailer has also exposed me to a varied range of clients in the eCommerce sector - some of which can be seen below.
My main roles whilst working with ActivWireless were to design, build and run the email marketing campaigns. Other roles included building the website and designing promotional material for the web & print. Although this role wasn’t mainly web development, I enjoyed the start-up feel of the company and putting my hand to other areas.
I was part of a team working on promoting the Northern Ireland Open Challenge Tour in its first year of running. This involved managing the website whilst running social media campaigns to gather public interest and push ticket sales. I also designed signage for the golf course which got, and still does get good exposure on Sky Sports.
I worked within Access & Distributed Learning in the University of Ulster on my placement year of college. For the year, I mainly worked with HTML & CSS putting together distance learning material. Working on distance learning material forced me into creating accessible content, which taught me a lot about accessibility on the web.