My background starts with a BA (Hons) degree in graphic design at the University of West London. While studying on my 3 year course I created graphicscove and began to freelance both design and web based projects in my spare time, while juggling full time study. I have worked on a number of amazing projects as you can see in my portfolio and have loved every minute of it.
My experience at Kapang Digital was short but I learned what it takes to be part of a design and web company during my time there. I solely managed a WordPress network of over 30 sites related to online media and video streaming for local news teams around the UK. Additional projects included banner designs to show as adverts across the network and smaller internal websites for expanding the business.
I joined an eCommerce agency in January 2013 called Metakinetic becoming a member of the design team and working on the design and build of their custom eCommerce platform, as well as a multitude of other design related tasks. Metakinetic was merged with another company and became Red Hot Penny (RHP) during the time I worked there. After the merger I was able to work with larger clients such as M&S, Facebook, Sandisk and Lowepro.
At Netmatter, I worked as part of the frontend development team where I got to work with Magento ecommerce sites and Wordpress. While there, I took and completed a number of courses to become proficient in the build and maintenance of Magento 2 sites.
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I began freelancing during my time at university, gaining skills in web design and coding and really learning the core of what I know today. Over the years I have built up a great client base of people I would consider friends and have had a great experience freelancing so far. It has also given me the opportunity to continue learning new skills outside the workplace that I can make use of whenever I can.
While not related to design or the web, scouting has been a part of my life for a long time. I joined at a young age in the beavers and when I moved up to scouts, I was quickly promoted to the rank of patrol leader and was picked to lead teams on multiple camping trips over long weekends. More recently, after 10 years of being away from scouting, I was invited back to train as a young leader to assist in leading the group.