About Me...

Daniel Wilkins Graduating at the University of Winchester

Bio


I am 21 years old and have recently graduated from the University of Winchester with a 1st Class Honours; having studied Digital Media Development. This has inspired myself to seek a position, within an agency or company, that specialises in Front-end Website Development because I believe currently, this is my strongest asset as well as an area I have the most passion for.

From my time studying Digital Media Development, I was able to undertake a range of different projects which challenged myself in various ways. To view my work please visit my work page.

Interests and Hobbies


Other than having a strong enthusiasm for website development, I also love playing the drums. I have been drumming for approximately 8 years and have studied up to Grade 5 Rockschool drums, achieving qualifications in grades 1-4. Furthermore, during my time at the University of Winchester, I was a drummer for both a jazz band and a concert band, performing in different types of concerts for the university.

Another aspect I have an interest in is football. Despite not playing for a team, I am a huge Manchester United fan. I love to visit matches at least once a season and when not, I make sure I watch them on the TV.

Main Skills and Areas I have Experimented with


'HTML5' Logo
'CSS3' Logo
'JavaScript' Logo
'jQuery' Logo
'MySQL' Logo

Industry Work Experience


'OJO Solutions', Bradford-on-Avon

28th October - 29th November 2019

OJO Solutions Logo

I was set a variety of tasks to complete across a range of existing projects whilst also being able to explore different areas and processes of the company. This included undertaking research regarding bug fixes and understanding how to integrate certain features into current projects. Furthermore, I undertook thorough cross-browser and device testing for a web application before its release, highlighting issues to be resolved and communicating these with other team members. One final main area explored involved creating UX wireframes for an existing project. This then allowed myself to create a couple of responsive and cross-browser web pages utilising HTML and CSS whilst also using JavaScript/jQuery to integrate additional functionality where required. Overall, I was able to gain invaluable experience of working within a successful digital solutions organisation whilst also expanding my knowledge and skillset within the digital industry.

'Coullweb', Basingstoke

12-23 November 2018

Coullweb Logo

I undertook many tasks which included making front-end page edits through the use of 'HTML' and 'CSS' and producing a fictitious clients partner page, allowing for filtering of clients by category via the use of 'WordPress'. I also undertook the task of creating a fictitious register and login system, allowing users to create an account as well as being able to log into their account and reset their password if forgotten. The technologies utilised for this were 'PHP', 'WordPress' and 'MySQL'. The final task that I undertook at ‘Coullweb’ was to create a landing page, utilising 'HTML' and 'CSS' to achieve this.

'The ICE Agency', Winchester

8-12 October 2018

The ICE Agency Logo

Following designs provided by the company and demonstrating my approach, I undertook the task of creating both a home page and about page of an existing website. Utilised technologies included 'HTML' and 'CSS' with 'Flexbox' being adopted to help structure sections of each page. Furthermore, 'WordPress' was used to create ‘Page Templates’, allowing for custom-built web pages. The 'WordPress' plugin ‘Advanced Custom Fields’ was also utilised, enabling editing of certain fields on each page. In addition to this, I was introduced to other new areas including 'Gulp JS', 'Bitbucket', 'Sourcetree' and 'Emmet'.

What I'm Currently Doing...


Since graduating from the University of Winchester last year, I have been keeping myself occupied by undertaking a range of programming activities which can be viewed below.

'Codecademy'

At the beginning of this year, I created a 'Codecademy' account, signing up as a 'Pro Member'. Since then, I have been mostly making progress through the 'Web Development' career path.

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Projects

Since finishing my degree at the University of Winchester, I have either continued existing project work or started new projects to help maintain my skills as a website developer.

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'YouTube' Tutorials

In addition to utilising 'Codecademy', I have also been viewing tutorials on 'YouTube' whilst following along to help enhance my understanding of complex technologies.

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View more about me through my Live CV