About Me

Personal Bio, Work Experience and Education

Front-End Developer with an Eye for Design

I am a mid-level Web Developer specialising in front-end development. My strength is turning a design mockup into a dynamic, interactive web application. I enjoy making an app fun and engaging for users, whilst having strategic business goals in mind.

I graduated from Napier University in 2016 and also have a Diploma in UX Design. My agency and freelance experience mean I can offer your company a diverse skillset covering web development, digital design and SEO.

My Work Experience

I have experience with various digital agencies as well as working as a freelancer. Here are some companies I have worked for and some of the great projects I was involved in.

DK Web Solutions

Web Designer & Developer

Jun 2014 - present

DK Web Solutions is my freelance digital marketing agency. We provide a range of digital services – primarily web design, development and SEO – to small and medium-sized businesses.

Key Skills:
  • Manage all client communication including the creation of proposals, project briefs, user guides and invoices.
  • Create digital branding for start-ups including logo, social media, vehicles and uniforms.
  • Design and prototype using Adobe XD and Invision Studio.
  • Design and develop custom websites with WordPress, with specific business goals in mind.
  • Create web content to support national advertisement campaigns on STV.
  • Build an interactive application using external APIs e.g. a property application using the Zoopla API.
  • Create SEO reports with Google Data Studio using data from Google Analytics 4.
  • Implement on-page and technical SEO optimisation for clients.
  • Provide technical support for clients such as hosting, domains and email.
  • Provide comprehensive CMS documentation guides and online training.
  • Dedicate time each week to professional development e.g. blog writing and online courses to acquire new skills.

Lyles Sutherland

Web Developer

Sep 2021 - Mar 2022

Lyles Sutherland are a software development agency based in Leith, Edinburgh, that produces property management and estate agent software. Clients include Belvoir, Gilson Gray and Simpson & Marwick.

Key Skills:
  • Turn designs into fully-functioning websites with a great user experience – primarily using WordPress.
  • Develop advanced CSS such as flex, grid and clamp.
  • Develop bespoke, complex forms to support the client’s digital strategy.
  • Work collaboratively with other developers using Git technology – in addition to working with digital designers and project managers.
  • Work under pressure and delivered projects within tight deadlines.
  • Use the Timber framework to build templates and page components.

8 Million Stories

Web Developer

Jul 2016 - Sep 2020

8 Million Stories are a digital and content marketing agency based in Edinburgh and London. Their client roster includes BBC Global News, Aman Resorts and General Mills.

Key Skills:
  • Build websites and widgets for a range of international clients.
  • Develop bespoke WordPress themes using front-end technologies e.g. SASS, GULP, jQuery, JSON.
  • Use front-end frameworks such as Bootstrap.
  • Operate version control with GitHub and Sourcetree.
  • Create SEO and PPC analytics reports with Google Data Studio and suitable 3rd-party applications.
  • Create technical SEO audits covering a range of topics including page speed and mobile optimisation.
  • Proficient use of design tools Adobe Photoshop and Adobe XD.
  • Manage client communication including email, telephone calls and video meetings.

Sinewave Design

Intern Web Developer

Jun 2015 - Nov 2015

Sinewave Design are a digital media agency based in Edinburgh that specialises in the creation of digital products within the music industry. Some of their best-known clients include artists Biffy Clyro, Snow Patrol and Bloc Party.

Key Skills:
  • Support in the design and development of new websites that promote new music releases and tours of several well-known artists.
  • Use HTML, CSS and JavaScript to create responsive websites.
  • Use PHP and SQL for more complex content such as contact forms and user login areas.
  • Build integrations with 3rd-party APIs such as SoundCloud and Bandsintown.
  • Maintain web content using the in-house CMS.
  • Edit promotional photography using Adobe Photoshop.
  • Create email campaigns using MailChimp.

Education Achievements

Honours Degree
Web Design & Development
1st Class - 2016
Professional Diploma
User Experience (UX) Design
1st Class - 2021

A Selection of Some of my Best Work

I have completed a variety of client projects from a diverse set of industries – as well as a few conceptual projects. Have a look over my portfolio projects and get inspired about our next project.

The White Dress Bridal

The White Dress are a Scottish bridal boutique chain that offers a wide range of dresses and gowns for bridal parties and events.

They required a website that would give them an online home and showcase their range of bridal gowns and accessories.

View Project

The Cou Cou Corner Cocktail Bar

The Cou Cou Corner is a conceptual premium Caribbean cocktail bar based in the city centre of Edinburgh.

They provide a range of Caribbean cocktails and food in addition to live music and masterclasses. The primary target audience is white-collar workers and tourists.

View Project

Caledonian Airlines UX Design

Caledonian Airlines is a UX design project that I did as part of a professional diploma course from the UX Design Institute.

The project task was to design an intuitive airline booking experience that is based on a deep understanding of target users, which provides the airline with a competitive advantage.

View Project

Highland Kilt Connections

Highland Kilt Connections are a highland wear chain that offer a wide range of kilt outfits for hire as well as bespoke made to measure.

They required a website that would provide a new online home for their brand and showcase their extensive range of exclusive tartans.

View Project

Almond Valley Property Centre

Almond Valley Property Centre are a letting agency who offers residential letting and property management across West Lothian.

They required a website that would advertise the letting services they provide, along with a dynamic feed of the latest available properties.

View Project

Ready to Work Together?

Do you have a project that you want to work together on or want to hire me as part of your team? If so, I would love to hear from you.