I like design & web & print & code.

Hi, my name is Matt and I am a Graphic & Web Designer.

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Status: Currently picking up PHP fundamentals …

About

About
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I have a dynamic background with a wide range of commercial and freelance experience.

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Knows?

Graphic & Web Design. I have a HND and BA in Graphic Design, and am fully CompTIA A+ certified.

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Uses?

I enjoy coding HTML & CSS in accordance with web standards, accessibility and best practices.

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Aims?

To continue to develop my digital skillset and concentrate on producing web-based solutions.

Experience

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  • I originally worked as a Graphic Designer and Mac Artworker for a full-service design agency.
  • I build web sites with HTML5 & CSS3, using Aptana Studio, Notepad++, Photoshop and XAMPP.
  • I am familiar with jQuery plugin installation and template systems such as HTML5 Boilerplate.
  • I am familiar with Wordpress fundamentals and I am learning PHP.
  • I also provide website layout visuals, style guides, retouching and mockups.
  • I have recently been learning responsive design basics and continue to pursue this.

Tools

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  • Graphic Design
  • Adobe CS
  • HTML + CSS
  • PHP
  • Wordpress
  • jQuery

Having worked for several years as a Graphic Designer for print, I enrolled on a short evening course in web design fundamentals and created my first h1 tag; and… was… fascinated.

I began coding in Dreamweaver and more recently switched to Notepad++ for smaller tasks, and Aptana Studio and Firebug for general web development.

I spend my time with the usual suspects from the Creative Suite: Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. I also have previous experience with Fireworks and Quark Xpress for print work.

In my spare time I enjoy learning about computer systems and recently built my own PC. I am also CompTIA A+ certified.

Skills

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  • Graphic Design and Creative Artworking.
  • Document layout and type setting.
  • HTML and CSS website builds.
  • Integrating site designs into Wordpress themes.

I am conversant with both Mac and Windows platforms and take additional courses to delve into new software and techniques whenever I can.

My abilities to date include designing and producing complete projects, ranging from website designs and promotional literature, through to advertising materials and Photoshop image retouching.

Work

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I am concentrating on web-based solutions with lean, accessible and standards-compliant markup and styling.

Contact

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I am now looking for my next big challenge and am pursuing a career in a web-based environment where my skills to date will make a valuable contribution.

Please get in touch if you feel I could work with you.

Clients

I have had the good fortune and pleasure of working on a wide range of projects, for many organisations and individuals.

  • Southend logo
  • LIAF logo
  • Judachi Martial Arts logo
  • RGMC logo
  • Museums in Essex logo
  • Cititec logo
  • Aardvark logo
  • MyChild logo