I'm passionate about designing and building high quality web sites & applications using open standards. I enjoy teaching others and working collaboratively with talented people.
In 2012 I began freelance work at Inspire9 where I joined the amazingly talented bunch at Inspire9's development agency and built Rails applications for a year becoming a much better developer, it was the most satisfying work of my career.
Before that, I was designing and building things at PageUp People, the leading Australian talent management software provider. I have been working on the web professionally for over 7 years.
- Ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
- Highly self motivated requiring very little supervision.
- Always willing to learn and loves being challenged.
High level of competency and experience in:
- Ruby on Rails
- Browser compatibility
- HAML, SASS & CoffeeScript
- Designing user interfaces
- Mobile web apps
I also have professional experience developing with:
- Canvas & SVG
- Photoshop & Illustrator
|2004 – 2007||
Swinburne University, Hawthorn
Bachelor of Multimedia - Multimedia Software Development
Achieved a distinction average
|1998 – 2003||
VCE, Billanook College, Mooroolbark
Maths Methods / Physics / English / Media Studies / VET Multimedia / Information Processing and Management
Achieved an ENTER of 83.55
|2006||Golden Key International Honour Society Membership|
|2003||Subject award: Academic excellence – VET Multimedia|
|2003||Certificate II in Arts (Interactive Multimedia)|
|2013 - Now||
Web developer at Culture Amp
3 month contract building out a self-service platform where clients can configure their accounts for Murmur, an employee engagement surveying tool with analytics.
|2012 - 2013||
Front end developer at Inspire9
Building Rails applications with a small super-talented team & learning lots.
|2012 - Now||
Freelance Web developer at yellowshoe
Various client work on web applications & games as well as contracting to Melbourne based web development agencies.
|2007 - 2012||
Web developer & designer at PageUp People
Specialised in design and front end development but also developed .NET and Rails applications.
Mentored other developers in front-end development and produced front end standards.
Was the lead designer & developer working on a re-design of the recruitment product for the global market.
Teaching at Swinburne University
Tutored classes of 120-140 students per semester
I also developed teaching material for Internet Technologies.
Web developer at Web Managers Department, Swinburne University
During my final year of study I worked with Andrew Normand and Caroline Rojas in the Web Managers Department at Swinburne. I rewrote the Administration Area (a CMS that enables publishers to update their individual sites) using object oriented PHP & MySQL.
I also made global semantic markup changes to the site including making all navigational menus lists.
Web developer at yellowshoe
My own business mostly in CSS development, I received work from my contributions on the CSS forum at Sitepoint, where I actively participated.
Web developer at Faculty of ICT, Swinburne University
I worked full time during 2006 as a web developer producing content for the site & developing a faculty intranet.
Working as a tutor in web development subjects at Swinburne University has developed my listening and teaching skills.
I'm creative, a good problem solver and a life long learner.
Interests and hobbies
Guitar, singing, cooking, vector graphics, handstands and bike riding.