I am a digital designer currently living in West London, looking for work where I can maximise and improve my skills. My work ranges from graphic design and front-end development to audio production and cinematography.
My tastes and interests are wide and they inform and enrich my work. I graduated with a First from Staffordshire University, studying Film Production Technology, I have a Diploma in Popular Music Performance and I am a self-taught coder with over 7 years experience working on projects and more recently freelance work. I love great Film, Music and Design. I’m open minded and passionate about the things I love and I strive to be curious about the unknown.
Co-Founder, Designer, Front-End Developer
cubeupload is a fast and simple way to upload and share images. We have thousands of users visiting the site every day, a number gained from word-of-mouth alone.
In creating and designing a service in tandem with developing my skills, I have seen first-hand the approaches to creating a professional and user informed product. Pictured is the work-in-progress next iteration of cubeupload.
The all new cubeupload
The upcoming version of cubeupload has been re-engineered from the ground up to allow for greater speed and more efficient code. Because of this we can introduce features like ‘Upload Anywhere’, an upcoming feature which allows uploads to continue uninterrupted and to be initiated on any part of the site.
This usability choice demanded the site be constructed with AJAX and History API to maintain a persistent uploading element in the header. It is an example of deep design, where big efforts are made to enable one key feature, simply because seems the right choice.
We all live in a mobile world
The site is fully responsive and designed to function as a web-app on iOS devices and uses touch events and CSS techniques to create a native experience on desktop and touch devices. The site is kept fast with a lightweight DOM, app-cache and a minimal visual style.
Founder, Designer, Front-End Developer, Back-End Developer
Define For Me is a minimalist dictionary that provides only definitions, and nothing else.
About DefineFor.Me's Design
On this project I learnt to execute on ideas as a team of one.
Built for speed and extreme simplicity, the lesson here was to say No to more ideas than Yes, infact since the original version, more features have been removed than added. Pictured is the current iteration and, below that the work-in-progress refresh, currently in development.
Up next, readable structure
In the new, upcoming design, all definitions are shown without the need for extra clicks or taps. This choice was made because people may not know which part of speech they are looking for (Noun, Verb etc), this change enables better discoverability while also putting the emphasis back on language, structured to read naturally from top to bottom.
Try reading the text of the second image. It reads
“Define for me, Flinch....
Flinch, as a verb-intransitive
To start or wince involuntarily, as from surprise or pain.”
This ‘Readable Structure’ is the natural choice for a site all about words.
Redesign Contract (2013)
Pictured on the left is the old design of Gastrify and on the right, my redesign.
On this project I have to take my visual styles and adapted them to the owner's tastes, and engaged with a subject I had relatively little knowledge of beforehand. We discussed different designs we were impressed by and I provided mockups based on their guides.
Afterwards I converted the designs to code and implemented them on a Wordpress blog, finding and customising plugins that would enable desired features under a constrained budget.
E-Commerce setup and Redesign Contract (2012)
Chiswick Cameras is a small, independent shop that offers a range of new products along-side a rich selection of used cameras.
Here, the challenge was to create a site easy enough to be maintained and updated by a single person while creating a professional looking customer-facing site.
Care was taken to follow the design cues taken from the physical shop, and to provide the key information a customer might need.
I love exploring different mediums and the range they offer. These projects I've listed are examples of other work I've done, including creating Film, Music and Photography.
An Experimental, Interactive Documentary, created to explore the question:
“As Films and Videos become more prevalent on the Internet, with trends towards professional and hobbyist content being viewed online by millions, how can open web technologies best serve, enhance and inform the Films of the future?”
Sing for Your Supper is an interactive documentary focused on the live music scene of Staffordshire, a country town in the West Midlands. Using Panoramic photos of the venue and horizontal scrolling, the user can explore The Grapes, a music pub that stood out as the only real music venue.
Created as a companion to a University Dissertation, I am responsible for coding the entire site and the large majority of stills photography, as well as all sound production.
The site is currently in a beta form and works best on Google Chrome or Webkit browers.
A quiet piece about loss. Written, Directed and Shot.
Unofficial Music Video for Bloc Party's 'So He Begins to Lie'.
Cinematography Short. Written, Directed and Shot.
Sketches and Snippets of different tracks I'm working on. An EP is in the planning stages.
I am looking for work in London, UK but would be interested to hear about jobs elsewhere. Primarily I am looking to work with as a front-end developer and designer, on a temporary or permanent basis.
Please contact me via email at email@example.com