A bit about me.
I am an experienced and hard-working web and graphic designer who specialises in most things computer graphics. From designing and building websites (wire-framing to front end coding), logo design, through to company branding and video editing, years of dabbling with it all has gained me a number of skills.
My course in BSc Computer Animation might sound specific, but it was in fact a modular course which went in depth into a plethora of digital disciplines, including; 2D and 3D Animation, Games Programming, Video Production and Editing, and Web & Graphic Design.
Over the years I’ve ensured that my career has continued this multi-disciplined approach to applications and skills.
My current role as Lead Web Design for Raymarine and FLIR Systems, sees me looking after the company website’s on a daily basis. As expected of a global business, it’s very much a position where I have to don a number of hats throughout the day, which can be quite a challenge. Although part of a global, 3 person team for FLIR Systems, I am the sole web designer for Raymarne, FLIR’s biggest sub brand.
A global brand in its own right, Raymarine keeps me 100% maxed out, working across a number of channels over 13 different languages.
With the rest of my team in Portland, Oregon, I work remote to them and have adjusted my hours to suit. I’ve also travelled several times to America and covered my managers maternity leave for 8 weeks at the FLIR head office in 2017.
Outside of work I have a number of keen interests, with a particular focus on business. Over the years I have helped a number of small businesses grow with the aid of my designs and services as a freelance web developer. I myself have also grown a number of successful online businesses throughout the years too.
My hobbies include; gym training – I go to the gym 5 times a week before work, and I also train in Karate as I have done since the age of 10 years old. Another fond interest of mine is RC model flying and have been into remote control aeroplanes and helicopters since a teenager. Over recent years I’ve been into drones and have since gained my Permission for Commercial Operations (PfCO) from the CAA.
My ideal position within a company is one which carries an even balance of hands on design, with a level of seniority where I can help to have a positive effect and decision-making abilities within the business.