I live in the South East of England and have been designing and contributing content to the World Wide Web since 1996. Today, I provide responsive, website design and development, graphic design and business stationery.

In 2017, I completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Digital Media at the University of Portsmouth and was awarded with First Class Honours. I also gained the KHIPU group award for ‘Best Mobile Application‘ and the ‘Outstanding Digital Media Student‘ award.

View my university portfolio

The majority of my work is created using the design applications provided by Adobe Creative Cloud including Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects and Animate.

For 3D design work I use Google Sketch Up and Blender. My specialities are WordPress, HTML5 & CSS3.

Obviously I love creating websites and graphics but I also like to create the odd tune using Ableton Live Suite. You can listen to my tracks here.

I enjoy playing percussion, keyboards and singing. I love the theatre, especially musical productions and local amateur dramatics.

I am very interested in the development of technology relating to augmented and virtual reality and how each of these technolgoies is being applied to video games, medical science, disability aids and mental health.

Skills

  • WordPress 90% 90%
  • HTML / CSS 85% 85%
  • Microsoft Word 85% 85%
  • Microsoft Powerpoint 85% 85%
  • Photoshop 85% 85%
  • Illustrator 85% 85%
  • After Effects 85% 85%
  • PHP 65% 65%
  • Javascript / jQuery 60% 60%

Experience

  • 2011 – Present

    JL Web Creative

    Freelance Web Designer

    Providing responsive web design, graphic design and technical support services.

  • 1996 – 2011

    Cosy Enterprises Ltd

    Co-Founder

    The company provides digital media and internet solutions including website design, bespoke program design, technical support and consultancy.

  • 1992 – 1996

    Climax Enterprises Ltd

    Senior Producer

    Climax developed video games for Sega, Nintendo, Electronic Arts, Gametek, and Namco.

    I produced Global Gladiators, Nick Faldo’s Championship Golf, UFO Enemy Unknown, Aliens Versus Predator, Congo, Chicago Syndicate, Bubsy Bobcat II and gained valuable experience in project management and leading teams of people.

  • 1988 – 1991

    Images Software

    Lead Artist / Assistant Producer

    My role involved creating game title loading screens, sprites and the animation of game-characters as well as assisting the company owner with project scheduling and staff management.

  • 1987 – 1988

    Catalyst Coders

    Junior Graphic Artist

    My roles included creating game title loading screens, sprites and the animation of game characters.

Education

  • 2017 – 2018

    University of Portsmouth

    Digital Media – MSc. (Hons)

    Currently undertaking a Masters degree in Web Asset and Application Development.

  • 2014 – 2017

    University of Portsmouth

    Digital Media – BSc. (Hons)

    Awarded a First Class Honours degree.

  • 1984 – 1986

    Highbury College of Technology & Design

    O’Levels

    Grade B Art, Grade C Mathematics, Grade C English Language and Grade B Computer Studies

  • 1980 – 1982

    City of Portsmouth Boys School

    CSE’s

    Grade 2 Art, Grade 3 Mathematics, Grade 3 Geography, Grade 3 Geology, Grade 3 English Language, Grade 3 English Literature and Grade 2 French

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