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I'm an all-rounder with over 12 years of diverse experience in front-end design and development.

My background is design-based, though the past two and a half years have seen me transition into a more hands on front-end development role. With a solid grasp of design, I'm well-suited for the tricky details of modern front-end development.

My interests run over into other related fields including realtime/videogame
art, visual design, and animation. Front-end development is where my interests converge, and I love to work on projects that bring these areas together.

I have a passion for learning, and I learn quickly from every project I complete. I've been lucky to work on a wide variety of projects over the years that have helped me build a solid, multi-faceted skillset that I'm always looking to improve and expand upon.

Skills: Front-End Design & DevelopmentResponsive Design & DevelopmentModular Design & DevelopmentUser Experience & User-AdvocacyTypographyVisual DesignMotionography & Animation3d Modelling & RenderingImage & Pageload OptimisationIn-Browser Design & ProtoypingEager LearnerArt DirectionSelf-Management
Project Types: Government Training SystemsCivilian Education SystemsLaboratory Front-EndsDashboardsForums & Community WebsitesCompany PortalsAeroplane Tracking & Information MapsVideogamesMilitary Simulation ModelsTraffic & Pedestrian Simulation ModelsApp IconsGlyph (In-App) DesignMusic & Soundtrack WorkAudio & Sound Effects
Language-Related: HTML5CSS3/SCSS/SASSBEMSVG (along with SVGO & SVGOMG)Animation (CSS / JS)FoundationJS Frameworks (Modernizer / Lodash / Underscore / jQuery / P5 / GSAP)Command-lineGitHubGruntGulpBrowser Developer Tools
Software: Mac OS/OS XWindowsSublime Text 3AtomVS CodeMAMPAdobe PhotoshopAdobe IllustratorAdobe After EffectsSketchAutodesk 3d Studio MaxUnityEpic Unreal EnginePyxelEditPropellerhead ReasonCockos ReaperSoundforgeNative Instruments Komplete

I enjoy working with colleagues and clients to create functional, responsive sites that work well on all devices. Ideally, I'd love to work as part of a small to medium sized team of passionate and skilled people, on exciting projects that allow me to roll up my sleeves, get stuck in, and grow as a front-end developer.

What's Next in the Pipe?

Animation/motion graphics, 3D, WebGL, and blazing fast performance are all where my on-going learning aims are currently focused.

I have a good grasp of Javascript, with experience using frameworks like Lodash, Underscore.js, jQuery, P5.js and GSAP, and I'm always working to develop a deeper knowledge of the language. I've been tinkering with learning React, but I'm not quite there yet.

Further Interests

I've a deep knowledge of both the design and art side of videogame development, and love building stuff. I am comfortable fiddling in both Unity and Unreal Engine 4. I'd like to start building games in the browser, with HTML5 canvas and Javascript.

I love music. I also love producing music. I've been involved with several projects over the years and have released a handful of albums, have been played on the radio, and have made soundtrack music for various indie games. I've mainly stayed with software, though I've got my eye on moving partially to analog gear: drum machines, synths, and guitars. I love the technical parts of making music, and am fascinated by the techniques, theory and production tricks used in creating modern music.

In Closing

I currently live on the outskirts of Bath, UK. If I might sound like a suitable candidate for your team, please don't hesistate to contact me. I look forward to hearing from you.

Thank you very much for your consideration.

Skills: Front-End Design & DevelopmentResponsive Design & DevelopmentModular Design & DevelopmentUser Experience & User-AdvocacyTypographyVisual DesignMotionography & Animation3d Modelling & RenderingImage & Pageload OptimisationIn-Browser Design & ProtoypingEager LearnerArt DirectionSelf-Management
Project Types: Government Training SystemsCivilian Education SystemsLaboratory Front-EndsDashboardsForums & Community WebsitesCompany PortalsAeroplane Tracking & Information MapsVideogamesMilitary Simulation ModelsTraffic & Pedestrian Simulation ModelsApp IconsGlyph (In-App) DesignMusic & Soundtrack WorkAudio & Sound Effects
Language-Related: HTML5CSS3/SCSS/SASSBEMSVG (along with SVGO & SVGOMG)Animation (CSS / JS)FoundationJS Frameworks (Modernizer / Lodash / Underscore / jQuery / P5 / GSAP)Command-lineGitHubGruntGulpBrowser Developer Tools
Software: Mac OS/OS XWindowsSublime Text 3AtomVS CodeMAMPAdobe PhotoshopAdobe IllustratorAdobe After EffectsSketchAutodesk 3d Studio MaxUnityEpic Unreal EnginePyxelEditPropellerhead ReasonCockos ReaperSoundforgeNative Instruments Komplete