- Perth, GB
- £7 /hr
- Available now
Born in England, I moved with my family at age 15 to Canada. After graduating, I completed a year-long course in Book Arts, learning paper-making, bookbinding, and even how tomore...Born in England, I moved with my family at age 15 to Canada. After graduating, I completed a year-long course in Book Arts, learning paper-making, bookbinding, and even how to make tools for bookbinding. This hands-on course opened my eyes to the design of what we use, a study whose basic principles apply to design for the web, as well.
Returning to the UK, I continued to immerse myself in study, doing a three-year Higher National Diploma in Bookbinding at the London College of Printing, which covered traditional bookbinding, as well as design binding in the final year. I followed up with a BA (Hons) in Conservation at Camberwell College of Arts, London, specializing in books and archives. Both colleges are now part of the University of the Arts, London.
It was a bit like stepping back to the 18th Century, but I did a turn at the College of Arms. But, it was design I was after, and when offered the opportunity to work for a partnership focused on editorial design and production, where I’d have a chance to do graphic design and layout work, I jumped right in. Here, I learned the rules, ways, tools, and software of print design. The visual language of print plays a powerful role in effective web design.
I also did an MA, Computer Applications in the History of Art at Birkbeck College, University of London. My thesis was on the Use of Technology in Contemporary Dance, for which I received a merit on my MA. More importantly, my focus on experimental video and dance paid off in a solid understanding of communicating with artful, arresting video, a form gaining enormous popularity and power for business use on the web.
I’ve been working on websites, through both my own company and others, since 2004, for SMEs and other organisations interested in improving their presence on the web.
Area Covered: UK
Job Title: Owner | Web Designer & Developer
Company: Fattoad Design Ltd
Description: Fattoad Design provides web design and development services that ensure your message is communicated effectively,and accurately. I specialize in delivering everything each business or organization needs, so that you can hand over your project, worry-free.
Job Title: Web developer
Company: Letter Red Design
Description: Website design and development, E-commerce, Wireframes, Sitemaps, ExpressionEngine - CMS, On-site training of Content Management System
Graphic Design, Logo Design, Art Direction, Print Production
Job Title: Graphic Designer
Company: DSM Partnership
Description: Worked on a large variety of client work in the public and private sector. This included the layout and production of books, journals and newsletters. The main area of work was in the educational sector using the main software packages.
Degree: MA (merit)
Field of Study: Computer Application in the History of Art
University / College: University of London
Degree: BA (Hons)
Field of Study: Conservation
University / College: Camberwell College of Arts, London
Web design and developer