Freelance Developer and Director of Script This Ltd, specialising in Flash and Actionscript as well as Web Development. Extensive experience in creative and multimedia based industries. Computer Science graduate (2:1) with an excellent understanding and use of Object Orientated programming, as well as IDE based animation. A focussed and hardworking team player looking for new project opportunities.
Freelance & Permanent Employment History
Script This Ltd - Flitwick, Bedfordshire
January 2012 - Present
Director / Developer - http://www.script-this.co.uk
Since forming Script This in 2012, I have had the opportunity to work on various exciting, high profile projects for such brands as Nickelodeon, The Discovery Channel and MTV. Projects included:
Turtles Buzzkit Presentation
Key technologies: Flash, AS3, Illustrator and Greensock Tween Engine
Nickelodeon acquisition of the global rights to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in late 2012, a subsequent re-imagination of the hit animated TV show took place. To support this, I produced a promotional Flash based interactive ‘Buzzkit’ to be distributed via themed USB drives. The ‘Buzzkit’ was designed to introduce people to the new show and provide a schedule snapshot for the 2012-2013 launch process. It also documented style guides, product inspiration boards and new merchandise ranges. Working directly with the client’s Creative Director, a slick, media-rich presentation was produced utilising the Greensock Tween Engine for fast, rapid fire, timeline based animation in keeping with the TMNT branding. An introductory video and soundtrack were also incorporated into the product with user on/off controls.
Discovery Channel Microsite
After building a strong relationship with one of our clients, the opportunity arose to produce a microsite for the Discovery Channel. The channel was then launching in Turkey and so to support this, our client had designed a number of web pages to showcase the shows being broadcast. These designs were handed over along with a basic site map ready for development. This project was completed successfully to a tight time frame and budget. The site featured promotional imagery for many Discovery Channel shows as well as YouTube hosted video snippets. The 960 grid system was utilised for smart, effective page layout, a JQuery slide show was added and CSS was heavily used to ensure design accuracy and correct type-facing.
Key technologies: Flash, AS3, XML and HTML
The Interactive Maps project allowed me to work side by side with one of our creative clients. The brief was to produce two independent, interactive world maps: one to show office locations across the globe and the other to mark in colour the risk level of selected countries. Both implementations utilised the same in-house developed mapping platform which was fully customisable via either internal or external XML. The data set also featured locational information ready to be displayed at a country level. Smooth animations allow you to transition from continent to country level and back at the click of a button. All textual content could be modified for translated versions and countries could easily be enabled or disabled direct from the data. Recent developments have even seen version produced for direct embedding into Powerpoint presentations.
Generator Systems Ltd - Northampton
January 2007 - November 2011
Junior Developer / Developer / Lead Mobile Developer
Clients included: Anglian Windows, Butlins (Bourne Leisure), Marriott and Wyndam
Generator Systems Ltd is the market leader in integrating technology into the Timeshare and Leisure Retail Estate market, producing a multitude of interactive, media-rich, presentational systems which are used as tools in sales processes across the world today.
My primary responsibilities revolved around Flash and Actionscript, focusing on SWF animation, design and development including custom UI component creation such as sliders, scrollbars and image loaders. This was extended to iOS/Android App development and in particular the cross-compilation of Actionscript code for iPad and Tablets. I frequently carried out asset management tasks including sourcing, importing and editing of images, videos and text. Aside from development duties, I provided valuable support to Generator’s existing Customer Implementation Manager by transferring files to client sites and providing technical support on servers and workstations via remote access. It was also my duty to back up data on client sites remotely and transfer databases back to the office for statistical analysis and reporting.
Promoted from Junior to Middleweight Developer and then finally to Lead Mobile Developer
Deployed sales-based enterprise applications to iPad and Android tablets for the first time
Selected to carry out software installations in Hungary and China as well as on-site updates in the UK
Streamlined software build and release procedures by using InstallShield, Zinc 2.0 / 3.0 & SWFKit
Developed and managed customer-specific business logic to allow unification of branched codebases
Created new data import routines for timeshare exchange network booking data (RCI & Interval Int’l)