Full stack developer for a multi award winning digital marketing agency based in Glasgow. Bright Signals specialise in agile social marketing and unique interactive installations for a wide range of clients. During my time here I've had the pleasure of working on large projects for some of the UK's top brands, including Bowmore Whisky, Tennent's Lager, Citizens Theatre, Magners Cider and s1.
Developed a modern new web platform for Elektronika, a theatre company based in Dumfries. A master WordPress theme was built which they use on the main site as well as a number of sub-sites (including Big Burns Supper and Carlisle Fringe) which creates a consistency between the brands, while still allowing them to customise content and have unique look and feel for each.
Worked with Paul Solis, creative director of Talisman, to deliver a full website build for the company. This build proved a satisfying challenge, as it contains unique interactive features throughout. The website combines a fully bespoke front end with a WordPress back end, allowing it to be easily updated going forward.
A Facebook Messenger bot which serves up a daily 5 question general knowledge quiz to hundreds of users. QuizBear is a webhook, written in PHP, which communicates in real time with Facebook's Graph API and was my first exploration of any form of "AI" bot or conversational interface. QuizBear stores basic user information on its own server, which allows me to track users' progress and statistics.
Originally created in 2015 (and visually freshened up in 2017), this is an interactive, fully responsive periodic table of the elements which plugs into the Wikipedia API to pull in additional information and images for each entry. This tool is used by teachers around the world, and is even linked to from the websites of a number of colleges and universities.
A simple Twitter bot which retweets front end related content. Developed quickly one afternoon as a proof of concept, it has attained all of its followers with zero input.
Full stack developer with a graphic design agency specialising in the high end commercial property market. Delivered projects for the likes of GVA and JLL.
An interactive web app containing an extensive to-do list when launching any new web project, based on a list which I curated myself over a number of years.
Front end developer with a large cloud computing company, with a particular focus on the Easyspace brand which receives hundreds of thousands of visits per day.
A simple, completely free, modular website template. It was picked up on social media and blogs on a number of occasions, leading to it being downloaded thousands of times.
Worked with the team to replace an old, unloved website with something more up to date, easier to use and maintain which now runs on WordPress and WooCommerce.
A guide to local bars and restaurants which I created and ran. At its peak, GOG enjoyed over 20,000 unique visitors per month and over 10,000 followers on social media.
Web manager for a Russian travel specialist. My role encompassed everything from graphic design to content management to front and back end web development.