• Primary skills

    • Drupal module development
    • Drupal theming
    • PHP
    • jQuery
    • AJAX
    • API integration
    • Deployment
    • Drush
    • Apache SOLR
    • Varnish
    • Terminal
    • CSS3
    • MySQL
    • Responsive layouts
    • Mobile first
    • Multilingual websites
    • Ubercart
    • ARIA Accessibility
    • Flash AS3 (OOP)
  • Secondary skills

    • Facebook apps
    • Photoshop
    • Illustrator
    • Balsamiq
    • Excel
    • Design
    • Functional specification mapping
    • Wordpress
    • Expression Engine
    • HTML Emails
    • Campaign Monitor
    • Final Cut Pro
    • After Effects
    • Logic
    • Garageband
    • Soundtrack Pro

Recent work

Scope - Share your story

AJAX, ARIA Accessibility, CSS3, Deployment, Drupal module development, Drupal theming, Flash AS3 (OOP), Photoshop, PHP

Working in a team of designers and developers at Catch Digital (London) I helped deliver a visually rich, complex and accessible Drupal powered website tested to AA standards. Shortly after, I assumed the role of lead developer for a second phase of the project and delivered the rebranded site on schedule with new features such as commenting, hearting and a mobile mini-site.

http://share.scope.org.uk ›

Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen

AJAX, API integration, Drupal module development, Drupal theming, PHP, Responsive layouts

Thanks to Catch Digital (London) I had the opportunity of developing one of the 'coolest' websites on the net. Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen was featured on the home page of jQuery Isotope and received 10,000 visitors in its first 3 weeks of launch.

http://www.hoxtonsquarebar.com ›

Winsor & Newton Product Finder

AJAX, CSS3, Drupal theming, Facebook apps, Functional specification mapping, HTML Emails, jQuery, Multilingual websites, PHP

In 2011 I worked with the design and project management team at Catch Digital to develop a multi-lingual, Facebook friendly Drupal web app that allows users to pick the appropriate Winsor & Newton mediums for their creative works.

https://apps.facebook.com/winsornewton-finder/ ›

Experience

  • Contract Drupal developer

    Catch Digital
    London
    April, 2011 to July, 2012
    • Scope
    • Prime Focus
    • Winsor & Newton
    • Bounty
    • Christian Aid
    • Huntress Group
    • Barworks

    During my 15 months as a contractor at Catch Digital I worked on a variety of Drupal projects both in-house and out of office for high profile UK clients. I also took pride in taking time out during the day to teach junior developers Drupal skills and best practice procedures. Despite having returned to Australia, I still work on projects from time-to-time for Catch Digital and hope to work with them again when I return to London.

    • Built and maintained several Drupal and Wordpress projects.
    • Consulted with accessibility experts on developing AJAX websites that are at a AA standard.
    • Built and maintained Facebook Apps.
    • Assisted other developers in the office on a wide variety of projects.
  • Freelance

    London
    November, 2010 to March, 2011
    • Cecile Park Conferences

    In 2010 I started working with Cecile Park Conferences to design and build a website that would allow office staff to create conference microsites in-house without having to hire a developer. My work with Cecile Park Conferences has continued ever since with minor site extensions and updates.

  • Web Developer

    The Crocodile Integrated Marketing
    London
    February, 2010 to February, 2011
    • EMC
    • Nectar Business
    • Brook Henderson Group
    • Asteral
    • Dezine Force
    • Offshore Wind Power Marine Services
    • Imago

    My position at the Crocodile was my first position in London and gave me a great chance to gain exposure with UK clients and the fast paced European agency environment. Many campaigns had to be translated in 5 - 6 languages which gave me a deep insight into the difficulties of translating copy whilst maintaining design and structure. After leaving my permanent position at The Crocodile I continued to work as a contract developer for them and, whenever I'm in London, still go for beers with them.

    • Configured, themed, extended and deployed websites on a variety of CMS platforms including Drupal, Wordpress and Expression Engine.
    • Designed and built sites and email campaigns for high profile US and European business-to-business clients.
    • Developed Flash micro-sites and jQuery widgets.
  • In-house Web Developer

    Contemporary Arts Media
    Melbourne, Australia
    February, 2006 to November, 2009

    In Australia, and throughout my TAFE course, I held a position as an in-house web developer at Contemporary Arts Media, an independent educational film production and distribution company.

    • Designed and built online campaigns.
    • Worked in-house in collaboration with a back-end developer to deliver and maintain an e-commerce site.
    • Designed widgets for use on the site.
    • Designed and built interactive banners and micro-sites for product launches.
  • Department of Justice: Victorian Government Solicitor's Office

    Victorian Government
    Melbourne
    November, 2012 to January, 2013

    In November 2012 I was tasked with building a Drupal 7 powered website and intranet for the Victorian Government Solicitors Office. Working as an independent contract with close contact to the IT department, I helped build and deliver a responsive and engaging web experience that gave the VGSO more of a 'law firm' look as opposed to the 'government' look they had been brandishing since their last website launch. Migration of 1000's of high profile users as well as LDAP exchange integration, Varnish and memcache acceleration and creating a fully function Faceted SOLR powered search (that even scans PDF's and PPT's using TIKA) kept the job engaging and challenging. The project had high demands on code quality and accessibility whilst also giving me the opportunity to push the expectations of what a government Organization expects out of their website.

Education

  • Advanced Diploma of Multimedia, RMIT University

    February, 2008 to November, 2009

    RMIT University's Advanced Diploma of Multimedia gave me a perfect opportunity to learn about the creative side of digital media as well as develop new programming and workplace skills. I graduated with a distinction average and in the final year won the award for the best interactive project in the course.

Community

  • Drupal.org

    Being primarily a Drupal developer I've recently focused more on contributing back to the Drupal.org community through issue queues, sandbox modules and getting involved in conferences. I've submitted patches to Acquia Commons and a few community contributed modules as well as offered advice on IRC to other Drupal developers. In the past couple of years I've attended Drupal meets in London as well as Drupal Camps in Holland, Spain and the UK. You can see my recent Drupal.org profile at http://drupal.org/user/1633774.