I have been working as Interactive Designer and Frontend Developer for Nevado Limited since September 2008. I have input on both the design and coding aspects of the job and cover a wide range of media disciplines, working for high profile clients such as Belmond (previously Orient-Express), one of which takes up a substantial percentage of my working week.
I worked as lead Web Designer for Creative Direction, carrying out all duties necessary for running the web department. For the majority of projects I saw the brief through from design conception to completion.
As well as designing and building websites I maintained the company server, purchasing domains, managing hosting and email accounts and liasing with clients regarding any questions or trouble shooting.
I worked as a member of a small research team for the University of the West of England in conjunction with Touch Productions over three months. The project involved researching metadata technologies to benefit the business of online stock video footage. This pilot study went on to provide the basis for further development in a PhD Studentship over the following three years.
At TSL Communication and Packaging Design I worked as an Interactive Designer in a dedicated team that built and developed Digibrochures. These were essentially online interactive magazines that could be easily updated with the client's content.
My role was to design the page layouts, import and optimise the artwork for the quickest and highest quality web viewing and add the relevant components that contained the Actionscript for the brochure to work.
I worked with Walker Consultancy over a few years working on a variety of small web projects including minisites, a flash based animated ecard and working with them on a large scale project where I rebuilt and optimised websites for the four main towns throughout the Forest of Dean.
BA (Hons) Graphic Design: Interactive Media (2:1). During my degree at Bath Spa University I worked as a Student Fellow as part of the CETL Lab centre of excellence. I was involved in many interesting projects, travelling to Scotland during the Summer '06 on a research trip as part of a team developing and designing a piece of software that worked via GPS on a PDA unit.
2008 - Present
2006 - 2008