About Me

Personal Bio, Work Experience and Education

Front-End Developer with an Eye for Design

I am a 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.

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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.

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Money Tree Expense Tracker App

Money Tree is a conceptual expense-tracking app that allows you to monitor your spending and budget more confidently.

The app provides reports that encourages users to budget and identify where suitable changes could be made to achieve better financial health.

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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.

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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.

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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.