About Me

I’m Paul and I’m open to offers for roles within the creative digital industry as a Web/WordPress developer.

I’ve recently set myself up as a freelance web designer and WordPress developer but I’m still trying to find my first clients. I have worked for Hitachi Capital as a UI Developer, Twilo Creative as a junior WordPress developer and I also did three weeks commercial experience at Shift Commerce working on the Matalan website as part of the ProCoders course I did.

Check out my projects in my portfolio, view code on GitHub or get in touch if you have a postion that might suit me or to use my services.

View or download my CV as PDF.

Online Courses

Udemy – Complete Web & Mobile Designer in 2021: UI/UX, Figma

March 2021

  • Updating my UX/UI skills for both web and mobile apps using Figma.

Udemy – Complete Guide to Building Premium WordPress Themes

June 2020

  • This course covered creating premium WordPress themes that pass the ThemeForest review and custom plugins and widgets.

Udemy – Complete WordPress Developer Course – Plugins & Themes

Feb 2020

  • The course included WordPress themes and plugins, WooCommerce, BuddyPress and Gutenberg development.

Skills

  • HTML and CSS;
  • SASS;
  • JavaScript;
  • PHP;
  • WordPress;
  • Git and GitHub;
  • Gulp;
  • Basic knowledge of Adobe InDesign;
  • Good knowledge of Photoshop – Photography and Web Design;
  • Figma for UI Web Design;
  • Image processing and retouching;
  • Good communication skills;
  • Ability to prioritise work to meet schedules;

Interests

  • Travelling and interacting with different cultures;
  • Technology;
  • Photography;
  • Web Design and Development;
  • Arthouse and Foreign Movies;
  • Formula 1

Experience

Web Developer / Web Designer – Modernet

10/2021 – present

  • I have set myself up as a freelancer and built my freelance website, Modernet, to sell services such as web design, WordPress development and WordPress maintenance. I’m currently in the process of trying to find my first clients while looking for a role in the industry.
  • Technology stack includes WordPress, PHP, CSS, SCSS, BEM, Jquery, Javascript along with Node, npm and Gulp. I also use Git for version control.

Junior WordPress Developer – Twilo Creative Limited

03/2020 – 06/2020

  • Working with WordPress and PHP along with Advanced Custom Fields and Custom Post Types to build the front end of websites from Adobe Illustrator files.

UI Developer – Hitachi Capital (UK) PLC

11/2019 – 01/2020

  • Front end development using technologies that include JavaScript, AngularJS, Sass and HTML.
  • Translating designs and style guides provided by the web designers into functional user interfaces.

Shift Commerce – Front End Developer

02/2018 – 03/2018

  • Three weeks commercial/work experience assisting the Ruby on Rails front end development team, working on a large uk retail company ecommerce website.
  • I also got to contribute to daily stand-ups and weekly retrospectives and learnt new skills such as Gulp and working with content management systems.

YummyPixels – Stock Photographer

09/2011 – Present

  • Food Stock Photography
  • Contributor with an extensive portfolio focusing on Commercial and Food Photography available in various stock websites such as iStock (Getty), Shutterstock and Adobe Stock.
  • Designer and author of Yummy Eats cookbook ePub available for sale on iBooks and Amazon.

Education

{Pro}Coders Full Stack Developer Course

{Pro}Coders – Full Stack Web Development – 06/2018 – 03/2019

I improved my HTML, CSS, Sass and JavaScript skills and the course has also given me the confidence to work with Ruby on Rails, React JS and Graphql. In addition to these skills, I have also gained other skills which include Git and GitHub, BEM and namespacing and testing with Rspec and Jest. I also did my commercial/work experience at Shift Commerce.

FdA Creative and Digital Industries

Wakefield College University Centre – 09/2017 – 06/2018

The course covered front end development, design for print, digital marketing, design principles and web design using Photoshop and InDesign. It improved my skills with documenting my workflow, presentations and browser testing and gave me the opportunity to work with SEO and accessibility within my assigned projects.

Web Design and Development Certificate (RQF) Level 3

Stonebridge Associated Colleges – 06/2016 – 04/2017

Covered the basics of web design and development including HTML, CSS, JavaScript, wireframing and mock-ups.

Digital Studio Photography

Leeds College of Technology – 04/2011 – 06/2011

Part time course to learn about studio photography that included portrait and product photography.