Hi, my name is Colin.

I create clean, modern websites using HTML5, CSS3 & Bootstrap.

I have over years of experience using tools such as Photoshop and Illustrator, which I could bring to your company.

Modern techniques
Engaging layouts
Forward thinking
Responsive & semantic

Technologies I use

  • HTML5 / HTML
  • CSS3 / SCSS / CSS
  • Bootstrap / Responsive Web Design
  • Coding 'In the browser'
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator / Inkscape / SVG Generation
  • Coding HTML Email templates / LyrisHQ / LyrisOne
  • Print / Stationary design
  • Drupal
  • Joomla
  • GetSimpleCMS
  • KirbyCMS
  • PulseCMS

Recently, I've worked for:

equionconsulting.co.uk

Equion Consulting Ltd

Frontend developer - HTML / CSS

 

While at Equion I took over maintaining and developing HTML and CSS for user interfaces in a team of Javascript and backend developers. The majority of my role was to recreate designs supplied by a design partner as PDF documents into functional HTML and CSS, while ensuring consistency and browser compatibility.

I also worked on design, prototyping and build for many other clients and projects - Some of which are listed below;

  • Redburn IDEAS - (Main client / majority of work done - Paid access)
  • Collinson - (Styling of Confluence Intranet)
  • Clifford Chance - (Styling of Confluence Intranet)
  • Department of Energy and Climate Change - (DECC - Biofuel Data Visualisation portal for the Government)
  • Mindful Monsters - (Microsite for the charity Scope)
  • Project Jade - (Independent film booking system - Unreleased)

Columbus Travel Media / World Travel Guide

Head of Design

 

A short term contract that turned into a 7 year permanent role that saw me rise through the ranks from web designer to Head of Design.

Working initially on the Columbus group's entire portfolio of website offerings, including;

  • World Travel Guide - (Online version of a huge 'information resource' used by travel agents worldwide)
  • Harpers Wine & Spirits - (Online portal for the Wine & Spirits industry)
  • MotorTrader - (Online portal for the well-known Motor publication)
  • Independent Retail News (Talking Retail) - (Online portal for Independent Retaillers)
  • ECOC Fibre Optics Exhibition - (Online booking portal for yearly conference)
  • International Wine & Spirits Competition (IWSC) - (Online portal and competition entry mechanism)
  • Multiple food awards micro sites

Later on in my time at Columbus, I was taken onto the World Travel Guide project permanently as Senior web designer ahead of a large redesign of the site.

Some CSS3 UI examples for World Travel Guide:

Search box image overlay

Sub-page search box

Accordian hints

Card interactions 1

Card interactions 2

Small UI flourishes

Complex UI CSS interaction

Sophisticated presentation

What it's like to work with me:

A highly creative and very efficient web designer.

Colin has time and time again delivered clear and clean solutions out of unclear briefs, short deadlines and conflicting priorities, producing slick and practical designs and implementing them on many different platforms. He learns fast, is comfortable in a very technical environment as well as in a commercial setting.

I highly respect Colin's abilities and his judgement and he would be on the top of my list of people to hire.

Joelle Nebbe-Mornod

Chief Technology Officer - Nexus Business Media

A real pleasure to work with.


Colin has an excellent technical knowledge of web design to creative design skills. He is a great team player and very good at managing team members. He is punctual, professional and diligent.

Barclay Curtis

Head of Web - Columbus Travel Media

A highly talented designer who has proven to be a valuable member of the team.

Colin is flexible, innovative, creative and hard working and gives 100% to every project. He has the ability to work under pressure and copes well with translating the demands of management into strong website designs.

Julia Smith

Sales Director - Nexus Business Media

It was a pleasure to have Colin in my team.

I found his commitment to his job and the company unquestioned. I would have no hesitation in recommending Colin in the future.

Michael Allen

Head of Technical - Nexus Business Media

Professional and creative.


Colin was very professional and extremely creative, he never failed to deliver outstanding results! A great asset to the team!

Dave Wise

Chief Technology Officer - Eurobell Telecommunications Ltd.

A dedicated and flexible user interface developer.

I managed Colin at a time when he was replacing a long standing web designer at short notice, but he picked up the required knowledge quickly and adapted to our processes easily and with good grace. His attention to detail is excellent.

Jay Neill

Group Web Manager - Nexus Business Media

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