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I have principally been a New Media - (web/Flash/applications) Designer/CSS-XHTML Developer over the last fourteen years with an in-depth knowledge of Web Site design and development. During his time I have had experience of producing a variety of print media as well as illustration and logo/branding design.
As a talented and versatile designer I am knowledgeable of the process behind fulfilling a client's / product's / employer's needs. I understand the full life cycle process of a project including within an Agile environment, offering imaginative user experience and visual design solutions to achieve success.
For the last six years, all the work I have produced has complied with W3C and DDA guidelines and involved testing and validation according to WCAG AA (and sometimes AAA) standards.
Over the last fifteen years I have worked on the UI design for various applications, these have been mainly web based.
Primarily I use Photoshop HTML and CSS to design interfaces.
Coming from a fine art background I am comfortable with producing creatives for a digital application.
Mainly working in photoshop (and flash in the past) I have created hero's, general banners, slideshow banners and more.
I have done a variety of illustration for both digital and non-digital media.
With my illustration skills I have produced a variety of digital graphics including informational, maps and icons.
I understand the requirements involved when it comes to branding.
Whether this be creating a new brand or producing digital output within current branding guidelines.
I have worked as a CSS / HTML developer in a number of environments, including .Net, JSP, Wordpress, Sharepoint2013, PHP and standalone HTML.
Using CSS, HTML (including CSS 3 and HTML 5), jQuery, a variety of CMS's and Version Controls and photoshop to build and maintain a range of sites.
I originally did a Fine Art Degree at Leeds Polytechnic and have painted sporadically ever since. I mainly work in oil on canvass.
Drawing and sketching is often the starting point for a painting although many do not progress to that stage.