Some of my current projects
A creative commons book aiming to provide an gentle introduction to building websites for complete beginners.
A voluntary collective of websites and web developers aiming to make the world wide web a better place by putting users first.
A simple cli utility to print out a list of unique colours in a given css file.
Rust implementations of the A* and JPS pathfinding algorithms. Useful for games.
Employment & Experience
Full stack web development mainly specialising in front-end, but also extending to back-end and dev-ops roles where required. I worked as the companies' only front-end dev, building websites in Magento, Wordpress, Umbraco and occasionally a little Drupal.
I also worked on back-end logic extensively in Wordpress and Magento and also assisted in the administration of Linux servers (mainly Debian, but a few Centos), Windows servers and the setup and maintenance of company machines.
|2017 - 2020|
|Store Assistant||Hifi Gear||
Serving customers and setting up demos. Helping to maintain the company website, uploading products and modifying prices etc. Packaging orders for dispatch and other admin tasks.
|Web Developer (Work Experience)||V8Media||
Basic PHP development in Wordpress and Magento. Including developing logic for contact forms, theme creation and debugging.
|KnowHow Colleague (Temporary)||Currys PCWorld||
Customer service role. Diagnosing computer faults and performing basic software setups & repairs. Resolving any customer issues such as failed deliveries or misrepresented sales. Processing returns and exchanges.
|2016 - 2017|
|Secretary||Spring Greens Fair||
Voluntary role. Administering the societies affairs, including; Organising and publicising details of society meetings, minutes, processing requests for membership, and submitting the annual return to the FCA.
Included greatly simplifying the societies' rules.
|2015 - 2019|
|Webmaster||Spring Greens Fair||
Voluntary role. Building and maintaining the societies’ wordpress website. Uploading details of upcoming fairs and writing summaries of past events.
|2014 - 2020|
I have also volunteered photographic time for several projects, including recording events and nature reserves for Hereford Wildlife Trust, and an Inside Out sponsored documentary project.
Education & Qualifications
- First Year of BA(Hons) Photography - Hereford College of Arts
- Extended Diploma in Art & Design
- 8 GCSEs
- Shodan Shukokai Karate Do
- Full UK Driving Licence.
- Knowledge of several programming languages: HTML, CSS, JS, PHP, Rust, C++.
- Experience of Linux system administration including setup of local development boxes and server package maintenance, permissions, and apache
- Experience of many creative processes, including Photography (both film and digital); Moving Image; Illustration; Ceramics; Metalwork; and Print
- Quick learner and always interested in furthering my knowledge and skillset.
- Strongly self motivated and disciplined.
Hobbies and Interests
I enjoy photography, karate (where I am a black belt and sometimes serve as assistant instructor), playing and recording the guitar, reading and war gaming. I also enjoy designing and modifying various forms of technology, and to date have built or rewired four electric guitars, several pinhole cameras, and three computers.