I have been working online since 1997 and have a range of experience across a number of sectors as Web and Project Manager (Charity, Public Sector, Ecommerce) as well as having worked for many years as a web designer of the the old school (ie plan, do all UX/UI, visual design and coding, CMS configuration). As such I have an excellent understanding digital production and how it all works with organisations comms and marketing needs.
April 2015 - Current
Working for a Drupal agency with new and existing clients to improve their digital offering. Role includes a new business element, responding to RfPs, writing and presenting proposals. I also run user research and content strategy elements of projects, as well as provide ongoing support to several clients around comms and analytics and how to realise their organisation goals at a tactical level.
Sept 2014 - April 2015
Currently undertaking a fixed-term contract to help the RMG do a 'root and branch' on their very aged Drupal site. This project includes User Research, UX/UI design, Drupal implementation as well as a significant amount of stakeholder management and a comprehensive content overhaul.
Feb 2014 - Aug 2014
After working with the DEC in 2012 they invited me back to help them with their new site (not yet live). This work was centred on helping them think about the new site and what it should be doing, writing briefs and tenders, reseacrhing agencies and running the selection process. We also started thinking about what digital transformation might mean for them. Read more about this project.
Sep 2012 - December 2014
Overall responsibility for planning and delivering all digital output for the charity, including web, emails, social media.
See the case study - The TSN, a complete transformation
Jun 2008-Sep 2012
All of the work I did in this period was end-to-end web deisgn: Start with a brief, sort out a strategy and solution, then design and code it, usually on Drupal 7.
Apr 2008 - Jun 2008
Logan Tod was a boutique analytics and UX agency, since bought by PWC. I advised clients on how to optimise their websites for better profitability and customer satisfaction. A great company (since acquired by PWC) but I realised I wanted to be more hands-on, so took the brave step of going freelance.
August 2004 – April 2008
Responsibility for corporate website.
April 2004 – August 2004. Contract position.
Led stakeholder workshops and wrote requirements and specification for several new areas of website and background business processes
Feb 2004 – March 2004. Contract position.
Carried out accessibility and code audit on NAO’s website and then redesigned and implemented new HTML and CSS specifications
Dec 2001 – Aug 2003
April 2001 - October 2001
Flash animation, coding and site building and repair.
I also tutored in web design at Massey University School of Design in this period.
August 2000 - March 2001
Working with academics to produce elearning material including flash animations and web pages.
July 1998 - August 2000
Planning and delivering graduate level courses in web design, animation and writing for multimedia. Supervision of final year projects.
1997 - August 2000
During this period I produced around twenty websites for small individual clients, looking after the whole project cycle including briefs, design, programming, content creation and management. I also tutored from time to time at Swinburne University. I also produced a number of award-winning hypertext works in this period.
Tools and tech