Front-end UI Developer
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WORDPRESS, HYBRIS*, HTML5, ANGULAR JS*, CSS3, BOOTSTRAP, SASS, LESS
LONDON, HAMPSHIRE, DORSET, BERKSHIRE, SURREY, SUSSEX. UK / EU.
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Craig

SKILLS

Over the last 18 years I have evolved with the ever-changing landscape of the web into a Front-end UI Web Developer with a track record of high quality work.

During these years I have honed an ‘elbows deep’ awareness of the fast paced and exciting environments busy projects have to offer. Please take a look at some of my selected projects (below) to see how my skills have spanned many web disciplines.






AGILE

Jira, Stash, Git

Furthering projects
Delivering 'on budget' and 'on time' to intensely tight deadlines and unexpected campaign developments. I have furthered many and varied projects and will hit the ground running - getting up to speed with teams and code bases fast.






RELIABLE

Can do attitude

Calm under pressure
I am reliable, loyal and analytical and will easily integrate quickly within your organisation with strong team spirit. I am very quick to learn with a positive and keen 'can do' attitude, performing calmly under time and project pressures.






FLEXIBLE

Problem solving

Smarter and faster
Always striving for smarter and faster ways of problem solving within the industry, I adopt a flexible attitude with a natural passion for building beautiful, usable, accessible, SEO-friendly and responsive 'mobile first' websites.


HTML5 / CSS3
JS / JQUERY
WORDPRESS
HYBRIS*
ANGULAR JS*
BOOTSTRAP
SASS / LESS
PHOTOSHOP
*Front-end Only (i.e. No Java etc…)
SELECTED WORK
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Safety Experts
ARCO
(Principle Front-end UI Dev Feb '16 - Aug '16)

// Project
HYBRIS 5.7, responsive web development and re-platforming. Utilising: Bootstrap (OOTB) and custom Bootstrap elements, AA accessibility and WC3 standards, while working 'shoulder-to-shoulder' alongside a very talented team of backend Java developers. Compatible for: IE9, IE10, IE11, Edge, Firefox, Safari, Opera and Chrome. This project (via Conexus Ltd) was for Arco Ltd, the multi-award winning experts in safety and the UK's leading supplier of safety equipment, work wear and maintenance supplies.

// Skills
• HYBRIS 5.7 (omni-channel commerce)
• Front-end UI for Hybris Storefront (jsp, tag,
   vm, impex, acc + WCMS, HMC, HAC)
• HTML5 • CSS3 • LESS • GIT • JS
• Bootstrap Framework (3.2.0)
• Atom (IDE) • IntelliJ IDEA
• SourceTree • Jira • Confluence
• Npm (NodeJs) :: Grunt
• Stash • Bitbucket • Eclipse IDE

// Responsibilities
Tasked with leading the Front-end re-platforming to Hybris 5.7, I was responsible for all aspects of Front-end UI development. I had 'ground-up' input from wireframes, HTML5 Bootstrap prototypes, Re-templating Hybris 5.7 to Phase 1 handover. Working closely with developers, designers, UX experts, external agencies and key business stakeholders, I integrated with and supported the team as a key player working to strict deadlines, prioritising workflows and adhering to the project milestones.



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SAP Partner
KEYTREE   (Multiple projects)
(Senior Front-end UI Dev May '15 - Feb '16)

// Projects
• BP: [Under NDA]    Responsive Angular Web app
   (Front-end SCSS + CSS)
• TfL (Transport for London): [Under NDA]
   Responsive Angular Web app
   (Front-end SCSS + CSS)
• Smiths News (SNapp): [Under NDA]
   Responsive Angular Web app (Front-end SCSS)
• Garner Haines: [Under NDA]
   Responsive ReactJS Data Visualisation Web app
   (Front-end SCSS + CSS)
• Key Resource: www.keyresource.co.uk
   Responsive WordPress Recruitment Website
   (Front & Back End)
• Keytree: www.keytree.co.uk    Responsive
   WordPress Company Website (Front-end CSS)

// Skills
• Angular (Front-end) • ReactJS (Front-end)
• Bootstrap Framework • Foundation Framework
• WordPress CMS, PHP and Plugins
• HTML5 • CSS3 • SASS • LESS
• Jira • Sublime Text 2 • Atom (IDE) • IntelliJ IDEA
• Git (version control) • TortoiseSVN
• Npm (NodeJs) :: Grunt, Gulp and Bower

// Responsibilities
Front-end UI Developer, responsible for the front-end development across multiple projects, spanning part and full lifecycle of the design and builds. Integrating with the team as a key player, working to strict deadlines, prioritising workflows, adhering to the projects milestones and reporting directly to the UX Director.
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Innovation Hub
YO! SUSHI   (YO! Company)
(Principal Full Stack WP Dev Mar - Apr '15)

// Project
Mobile friendly and responsive, Re-usable WordPress theme with Video, Parallax effects, High Resolution, Touch optimised Sliders, Video banners / sliders, jQuery Mobile Menu, Web fonts, Sticky header, Facebook login and Google Maps. Compatible for: IE8, IE9, IE10, IE11, Firefox, Safari, Opera, Chrome, WooCommerce, WordPress 4.1 using the Foundation Framework. Building blocks backend for super easy content additions. Developed to agreed specs and designs for YO! Company, via Folk digital agency.

// Skills
• WordPress CMS, PHP and Plugins
• HTML5 • CSS3 • Foundation Framework
• JavaScript/ jQuery • Adobe® Photoshop
• Google Docs Project Management
• Sublime Text • Git (version control)
• Website Wireframes, Moodboards, SEO
• OFT Creation for MS Outlook + PDF's
• Video Galleries, Graphic Design, Creative design
• Custom Galleries, UI /UX Responsive Design

// Responsibilities
As the senior developer, I was responsible for all aspects of the front and backend development, covering the entire lifecycle of the website design and build. Creating the initial wireframes, project management timeline (via Google Docs) and theme through to final handover. Working closely with account managers, project managers and key business stakeholders, this project was delivered on time and on budget to a very tight deadline all as an agile sprint.



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Wine Merchants
BERRY BROS. & RUDD
(Lead Front-end UI Dev Mar '14 - Feb '15)

// Project
HYBRIS 5.1, responsive development with Video, Touch enabled Sliders, jQuery Mobile Menu, Custom Web fonts, Sticky header and Google Maps. Compatible for: IE9, IE10, IE11, Firefox, Safari, Opera and Chrome. Project for Berry Bros. & Rudd Ltd, the multi-award winning Wine Merchant to H.M.The Queen.

// Skills
• HYBRIS 5.1 (omni-channel commerce)
• Responsive Front-end UI for Hybris Storefront
• jsp, tag, vm, impex, acc + WCMS, HMC, HAC
• Eclipse IDE for Java EE Developers
• SourceTree (Git and Mercurial client)
• Bitbucket (Atlassian Source Code Hosting)
• HTML5 • CSS3 • Foundation Framework
• JavaScript/ jQuery • Adobe® Photoshop
• Graphic / Creative design
• WorldPay Re-design / Templating

// Responsibilities
Tasked with leading the full lifecycle of the Front-end re-platforming to Hybris 5.1, I was responsible for all aspects of Front-end UI development. From wireframes, HTML prototypes, Re-templating Hybris to handover. Working 'shoulder-to-shoulder' alongside a talented team of backend Java developers. Working closely with developers, designers, external agencies and key business stakeholders, I integrated with and supported the team as a key player working to strict deadlines, prioritising workflow, adhering to the project milestones.
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Mobile Data
DATA PIGEON
(Principal Full Stack WP Dev Jul '14 - Feb '15)

// Project
Responsive (Desktop, iPad, iPhone and Android) WordPress eCommerce website with Video, Parallax effects, High Resolution, Touch optimised Sliders, Video banners / sliders, jQuery Mobile Menu, Web fonts, Sticky header and Google Maps. Compatible for: IE8, IE9, IE10, IE11, Firefox, Safari, Opera, Chrome, WooCommerce, WordPress 3.9 to 4.1 using the Foundation Framework.

// Skills
• WordPress CMS, PHP and Plugins
• HTML5 • CSS3 • Foundation Framework
• JavaScript/ jQuery • Adobe® Photoshop
• Graphic / Creative design
• Google Docs
• Woocommerce (eCommerce)
• HTML Emails (Design, Build and Integration)
• CardSave (WorldPay)

// Responsibilities
Senior front and backend WordPress developer, responsible for all development, spanning the full lifecycle of the website design and build. From creating ideas, initial wireframes and prototypes through to the graphic design and WordPress build to final handover. WordPress, front/ back end development full lifecycle and working closely with developers and key business stakeholders, from creating wireframe designs through development and handover.



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Pioneers Forum
UAE UK EMBASSY
(Senior Full Stack WP Dev Dec '13 - Apr '14)

// Project
Responsive, (SSL) secure registration event site with video, parallax effects. jQuery Mobile Menu, Responsive jQuery Masonry, Web fonts and Google Maps. Compatible for: IE8, IE9, IE10, IE11, Firefox, Safari, Opera, Chrome, WooCommerce, WordPress 3.9 to 4.1 using the Bootstrap Framework.

// Skills
• WordPress CMS, PHP and Plugins
• HTML5 • CSS3 • Bootstrap Framework
• JavaScript/ jQuery • Adobe® Photoshop
• S2 Member (Memberships)
• SSL Secure Certificate Integration
• Conditional Logic Registration Forms
• HTML Emails (Design, Build and Integration)
• OFT Creation for MS Outlook
• PDF + Word Doc Creation and Integration
• Adobe® Dreamweaver • Adobe® Photoshop
• Graphic / Creative design

// Responsibilities
Secure registration event site on behalf of Abdulrahman Ghanem Almutaiwee CVO: Ambassador for The United Arab Emirates Embassy in London, for their first ever UK graduate fair in 2014. Responsible for all development, spanning the full lifecycle of the website design and build. Creating ideas, initial wireframes through to the graphic design and WordPress build to delivery.
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Long Weekend
DUBAI WORLDCUP
(Senior Full Stack WP UI Dev 2013 - 2014)

// Project
Responsive, (SSL) secure registration event site with video, parallax effects. jQuery Mobile Menu, Web fonts and Google Maps. Compatible for: IE8, IE9, IE10, IE11, Firefox, Safari, Opera, Chrome, WooCommerce, WordPress 3.9 to 4.1 using the Bootstrap Framework.

// Skills
• WordPress CMS, PHP and Plugins
• HTML5 • CSS3 • Bootstrap Framework
• Graphic / Creative design
• S2 Member (Memberships)
• SSL Secure Certificate Integration
• Conditional Logic Registration Forms
• HTML Emails (Design, Build and Integration)
• OFT Creation for MS Outlook
• PDF + Word Doc Creation and Integration
• JavaScript/ jQuery • Adobe® Photoshop

// Responsibilities
Secure (SSL) registration event site for The Dubai World Cup Long Weekend is a most prestigious event, hosted by Falcon and Associates on behalf of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. I was responsible for all development, spanning the full lifecycle of the website design and build. Initial ideas and wireframes, HTML prototypes through to the graphic design and WordPress build to handover and live.

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Technolgy Events
HEWLETT PACKARD (50+ sites)
(Senior Full Stack WP UI Dev 2010 - 2014)

// Multiple Projects (50+ sites)
Multiple event websites and microsites. Including (SSL) secure registration event sites with Video galleries, Web fonts, Google Maps, Sliders, Video banners, Multi-lingual, Parallax effects, Payment gateways, eCommerce. For IE8, IE9, IE10, IE11, Firefox, Safari, Opera, Chrome, WooCommerce, WordPress 3.0 to 4.1 using the Bootstrap and Foundation Frameworks.

// Skills
• HTML5 • CSS3 • Bootstrap + Foundation Frameworks
• WordPress CMS, PHP and Plugins
• JavaScript/ jQuery • Adobe® Photoshop
• Woocommerce (eCommerce)
• S2 Member (Memberships)
• SSL Secure Certificate Integration
• Video download efficiency + compatibility
• Conditional Logic Registration Forms
• HTML Emails (Design, Build and Integration)
• OFT Creation for MS Outlook
• PDF + Word Doc Creation and Integration
• Adobe® Dreamweaver • Graphic / Creative design

// Responsibilities
Responsible for all development through multiple projects, spanning the full lifecycle of the website design and builds. Creating ideas, graphic design and WordPress build to delivery. Key player working to strict deadlines, prioritising workflow and adhering to projects milestones.

REFERENCES

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CHARLIE BENNETT

E-Commerce Director at Berry Bros. & Rudd Ltd :: linkedin.com/in/bennetc

“Very high-quality work and when there were back-end problems within the Hybris platform, Craig showed fantastic resilience and adaptability to think on his feet and provide a solution to the front-end side to make sure they were compatible.

His role was fully client facing and he made sure that every duty he performed was approved by us via his fantastic communicational skills. He was fantastic in making the new designs and also ensuring that they were compatible within our internal systems.

This was a Hybris re-platforming project where he performed tasks such as cleaning up and designing the back-end hybris code and creating approved graphic designs. Applying the graphic designs for the different areas of the project and making sure that it is possible to perform these within the Hybris environment.

Craig showed real commitment by staying late some days during the week to make sure the project was completed on time. Craig is committed and dedicated and 100% reliable and remained calmed and controlled at all times. He has a good eye for detail and has a strong creative mindset as well as excellent technical knowledge.

Also a nice guy to work with! ”


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EVA POLAKI

Website PPC & SEO Manager at Berry Bros. & Rudd Ltd :: linkedin.com/in/polakie

“Craig, in the capacity of our Lead Front-end / UI Developer worked seamlessly and collaborative with the platform developers, the project manager and several key internal stakeholders to develop and deploy the design of the new website.

He successfully delivered front-end code across the website with elements of responsive design using solid HTML5/CSS3/JavaScript/JQuery and with excellent skills on Eclipse, SourceTree, Git and Mercurial.

He also delivered training of the Content Management Systems (WCMS) to other key staff in the web site team. Craig was able to grasp quickly and efficiently the fundamentals of this new platform, and he demonstrated excellent communication skills in explaining technical details to non-technical business users.

He always stayed calm, positive, and supportive and focused in the face of tight deadlines. He managed a very complex UI development process with persistence, professionalism and dedication.”


EDUCATION
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
1993-1995 BA (Hons) Graphic Arts
HERTFORDSHIRE UNIVERSITY
1992-1993 Diploma in Graphic Design
UNIVERSITY OF DERBY
1991-1992 Diploma in Art and Design
ST BENEDICT ARTS COLLEGE
1989-1991 A Levels :: Art, CDT
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