- UI / UX Design & Mock-ups
- Wireframing / Polished prototypes
- Asset creation (icons, illustrations, etc.)
- Branding identity, and marketing design
- Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch
- Testing (WCAG, responsiveness, cross-browser)
- HTML5 (Haml, Markdown)
- CSS3 (SASS, ITCSS)
- Version Control (GitHub)
- Ruby (Rails framework)
- Rspec (Test-driven-development)
How I got started
After studying Graphic Design at university, I started working as a young freelance designer and spent the better part of a year being asked if I “did websites”. Eventually, I found myself saying “yes”.
I began to play around with Wordpress and started to write my own basic code (it was crude, but it worked). I finished a web design course, whilst working a job in tech support, and enrolled in a coding bootcamp.
The bootcamp was Makers’ Academy, so I moved to London in February of 2014 and started their full-time, three-month program. We covered seemingly everything from the command line to Ruby and Rspec. Those three months were some of the most exhausting and exhilarating of my life, but I loved every second.
After that, I landed my first job as a junior web-developer at Edukit (a start-up working out of a co-working space on Silicon Roundabout). Meeting other developers for the first time really introduced me to the fast- paced world of modern web development. Since then, I've been lucky enough to work with a variety of talented teams in London.
About this website
Built with Gatsby, I started designing this version of my website in 2016. My very first website was a monument to my own stubbornness, cobbled together using only a text editor and a free FTP client (sometime in 2011). There have been long periods of time since then when I've not had a personal website but the idea has always appealed to me. You can read more about this website build here.