World-class creative developer that understands and champions, above all the else, the end-user experience. I've worked for some of the best digital agencies and digital minds in the business, and have learnt a ton along the way. I want to bring that experience along with my unique ability - as a developer - to really appreciate and understand good design, both visually and experientially. For me, interface is the perfect nexus between visual creativity and technical creativity; I want to bring my passion for that wonderful space and do something I can smile about.
GC, Internet and Web Computing , GC, Internet and Web Computing
2006 - 2006
The University of Melbourne
Cultural Studies, English , Cultural Studies, English
2004 - 2004
Senior Front-End Engineer
Citrus , Melbourne
November 2011 - January 2012
Citrus is a great independent agency that has some really awesome clients on their rota.
Delivered the new coopers store interface on time and built a scalable solution for their shopping cart that utilised asynchronous callbacks to a Django backend.
Scripted a number of reusable modules using CoffeeScript to solve difficult interface design problems.
Advised on best practice in daily Work-In-Progress meetings.
Educated the technical team about interesting developments in the HTML5 working specification and the practical implications of those.
Goto man on most technical and market related questions, i.e. browser usage, iPad resolution, iPhone / Android UI considerations, CSS media queries etc.
unit9 , London
February 2011 - September 2011
unit9 is probably the best digital agency in Europe. They've won numerous webby awards, Cannes Lions and many other prestigious digital gongs.
Website Tech Lead for the award winning (and viral) slaveryfootprint.org site.
Shaped the scope of the technical requirements for the site and lead a team of five other developers to deliver the project on time.
Produced 80% of the interface code for the Survey section of slaveryfootprint.org.
Had final say on all technical decisions for the implementation of the site (both front-end and back-end).
Ensured the app was modular enough to easily allow new functionality to be added and yet maintain a seamless user experience. i.e. make the application work completely asynchronously and yet have the expandability of a traditional web app.
Responsible for the design of the REST specification along with back-end developers.
Ensured that a real attention to visual and technical detail was maintained throughout the project.
Senior Front End Developer
Blue State Digital , London
September 2009 - February 2011
BSD (blue state digital) are the digital consultants for President Barack Obama's 2008 election campaign and 2012 reelection campaign.
Solely responsible for Blue State Digital’s (a WPP digital consultancy firm) European output.
Managed European client builds and ongoing site maintenance.
Was expertise where technical questions arose and in shaping the entire office’s technical documentation for pitches / SOW / technical specifications.
Managed communication between wider technical team based in Boston and San Francisco and provided planning advice.
Front End Developer
Traffic Digital , London
June 2008 - September 2009
Assisted development of the internal CMS, tFlow, using PHP and jQuery.
Managed the production of sites for the BBC, Cash Converters UK and Talkback Thames.
Atalink , London
June 2007 - November 2008
June 2007 - November 2007