David B.

Front End Developer

690 dollar
Freelancer
11 years
Worcester, UNITED KINGDOM

My experience

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Self-EmployedJanuary 2017 - Present

Contract Front End Development roles & freelance clients including: AccessPay, a fintech business; Evergreen Life, a medical app written in Javascript and SuitsUFitness, a bespoke gym.
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PixelTree MediaJune 2015 - February 2017

Design of wireframes and mock ups with Adobe Creative Suite.  Web development with PHP, MySQL, Javascript, JQuery, Angular, Backbone, Knockout, CSS3, SASS, Twitter Bootstrap, Zurb Foundation, HTML5 and Wordpress.  I have also used .Net with Visual Studio in C# with MVC for projects, Git and Team Foundation Server for version control and SQL Sever for database management.
I have also used Xcode, Swift and objective-C for a few iOS projects and Shopify's templating language: Liquid.  This was for Juiceman.co: a high profile organic juice company front-headed by Andrew Cooper; the model in the Diet Coke Television Advertisements.
I also had the job of fixing bugs in legacy code written in VB.net, liaising face to face with clients and building relationships to build on the reputation of the company.
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MoneyPlus Group LtdFebruary 2014 - June 2015

I focused on the front end while working for the largest debt management company in the UK. I developed my JS, HTML, CSS and SASS and aided the team with bug fix tickets. I helped redesign and build the customer portal, gaining some C# and Umbraco experience along with cross-platform design and I brought innovative UX ideas for customer data collection such as gamification.
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43 Apps Ltd / Psychonaut LtdApril 2011 - February 2014

I taught myself to code at university and while the App Store was still in its infancy I released a simple app with sounds from the film Superbad. I made nearly £10,000 in just a few months and shortly afterwards I set up a company and created another app called Talking Perry The Penguin which also hit the UK Top 50. Aside from just acquiring coding skills, I was asked by Lancaster University to do a few lectures explaining what I had done which was very rewarding and I also began delegating design work to other freelancers via sites such as ODesk which helped me gain a broader mindset for projects.
I freelanced along side my revenue from apps for some time however even with selling my source code on marketplaces such as chupamobile.com, the rapid influx of apps eventually made it difficult to make enough to continue working for myself alone.
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Ernst & Young LLPJanuary 2011 - March 2011

On placement in London I liaised with investment banking clients, compiled audit reports, spreadsheets and worked with a high level of professionalism to maintain the company image and help build stronger relationships for the firm and its clients. I also completed one of the professional accounting exams assessed by the Institute of Chartered Accountants Scotland: Business Law. This was an intense two week course with an extremely large amount of information to memorise and I was one of only 10 in the group who passed.
There was a strong community within our class as there were only 20 of us and frequently EY would arrange dinners, training courses and other events. I was selected as the representative of our class for strong interpersonal skills and a willingness to lead and if I had not realised my true passion was for design and technology rather than accounting, I would still be there now.

My stack

IT Infrastructure

Mac OS, Git

Technologies

SCSS, .NET Framework, Web development

Analysis methods and tools

Responsive Design

Environment of Development

Xcode

Others

Vector Illustration, Umbraco CMS, Typography, Logo Design, Motion Graphics, Web Design, UX Design

Frameworks

WordPress, jQuery, AngularJS

Graphic

Sketch, Illustrator, Graphic Design, UV Layout

Multimedia

After Effects

Languages

HTML5, C#, VB.NET, Sass, JavaScript, PHP, CSS3, Flash, CSS, SQL, OOP

Open Source solutions

Shopify

My education and trainings

Foundation degree - Arts University Bournemouth2016 - 2017

Foundation degree - Arts University Bournemouth2012 - 2013

Graphic Design - Arts University Bournemouth2012 - 2013

Ernst & Young Degree: Accounting, Auditing & Finance. - Lancaster University2009 - 2011

A-Levels - Winstanley College2007 - 2009

GCSEs - Lowton High School2002 - 2007