Experience

2015-Present AO.com

Frontend Developer

I was employed at AO.com to become part of their talented frontend development team. It is here that I work on maintaining, improving and expanding their leading eCommerce website as well as learn new skills, techniques and frameworks to expand my own personal growth.

At AO I have been exposed to new technology, such as ReactJS for example. Being a company that embraces new ways of working, and new technology I am fortunate enough to get to use this in my work.
2014-2015 Fat Media Ltd

Senior Frontend Developer

After deciding it was time for a new challenge I joined the team at Fat Media based in Lancaster. Fat Media are one of the top 20 digital agencies in the north of the UK.

I joined the PHP team serving as a Senior Frontend Developer. My role was mainly focused around building slick and functional websites mostly in WordPress & Magento for regional and national clients as well as writing technical specifications for these websites.

It is here that I furthered my knowledge in JavaScript & PHP as well as improving my coding standards.
2013-2014 Kode Creations

Freelance

Upon leaving Custard, I set up as a freeelance developer. I focused on mainly PHP CMS' which included WordPress and Magento. Here I learnt a lot of my knowledge as I didn't really have a team to turn to for help and advice. This also gave me an insight into account & project management, budgeting & negotiating.
2012-2013 Custard Media

Frontend Developer

I moved from Custards SEO team into development to become a frontend developer. This was a great opportunity for me to build SEO friendly websites based on what I had learnt in my previous position.

During my time as a frontend developer I spent most of my time coding WordPress websites & working with technologies such as JavaScript, CSS, HTML & PHP.
2011-2012 Custard Media

Web Analyst

Custard Media was a full service online marketing and development agency based in Preston, Lancashire.

I joined their SEO team to implement SEO strategies for key clients. This position also gave me an insight in to how important SEO is for websites and the effects data & performance has on their online visibility.
2011-2011 PRFire.com

Website Administrator

PR Fire was an online press release distribution & writing service. I was employed to become their Website Administrator, this meant I was the clients first point of contact for technical issues, account issues and financial issues. I also handled the accounts and payments that came through the website and via the phone meaning I had to handle sensitive information and raise invoices for the clients.