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
Industry Work Experience
'OJO Solutions', Bradford-on-Avon
28th October - 29th November 2019
12-23 November 2018
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
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.
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.Read More
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.Read More
In addition to utilising 'Codecademy', I have also been viewing tutorials on 'YouTube' whilst following along to help enhance my understanding of complex technologies.Read More
Overall, this has provided myself with a better understanding of website development as well as being able to introduce myself to languages and technologies I can build upon.
Firstly, I finished creating a re-designed website called 'Home Sweet Home Front' which focuses on the British Home Front during the Second World War.
I also decided to completely redesign my own personal website, ensuring that the appearance was modern and professional whilst also providing a better user experience. This would ultimately help users to discover more about myself both as a developer and as an individual.
Furthermore, I am also currently working on a couple of websites for clients. One of these is for a charitable organisation called 'The Charitable Foundation for the Education of Nepalese Children'. The other is a new project which will be revealed once completed.
This has mostly involved 'Vue.js' and 'React'; connecting front-end applications to back-end technologies. Consequently, I have also been introduced to 'NoSQL Databases' such as 'MongoDB' and 'Firebase'. Furthermore, I have then experimented independently on some occasions to continue this learning.
Overall, this has been beneficial in helping to understand some programming concepts and so therefore, this is something that I will continue to do to improve my skillset as a website developer.