Hi there and welcome to my webpage! It's inspired by the Windows 8 surface style I hope you like it. As you may have guessed I am a graphic designer. I specialise in web technologies like Wordpress sites, HTML5 & CSS3, and finally mobile application design. I am always learning new things though so that list might get a bit longer soon, watch this space!
I built this page having looked around the internet and finding that there are lots of different services out there for people who need web design or related services, but a lot of them are just not that specific about what they are selling. I have therefore added to this list only my actual expertise and what I am good at rather than an endlessly long list of things that you may or may not need. Hopefully I will do a good job of giving you a service that covers all the things you need at a reasonable price as well. So if you want to find out more about what I can offer you, then please go to thesection and find out more. If however you want to find out more about myself and who you will be working with then please read through the sections below.
So you want to know where it all began! I have always had a penchant for the visual world which you could probably trace all the way back to when I was 9 years old.
I used to draw my favourite cartoon characters in my schoolbooks and this quickly drew attention from my classmates who all wanted drawings of their own favourite cartoons. I realised very quickly that I wouldnt be able to keep up with demand and then started selling them for 50p each. (I know you couldn't make this stuff up right?).
My best friend of the time had agreed to be my secretary for free drawings of her own, so she kept a waiting list for me. It was basically just a list of classmates and friends who wanted drawings done This little venture, as ou may have guessed, didn't last that long as I got banned from using the classroom as a money making racket almost immediately, but it was a good sign of what was to come.
By the time I was of college age I was trying my hand at the visual arts across the board by dabbling in photography, 3D modelling and rigging, board game and illustration design. I loved all of the things I tried but felt that my strengths lay in traditional arts and drawing techniques. I am sure you are wondering where the coding part comes in but I am getting to it :). Being the changeable sod that I am though, I spent my entire time trying to be flash and modern and edit all of my artwork in photoshop and turn it into digital design work so I drifted back again towards the more technical end. This followed on through to its only natural conclusion which was web design. This is where I fell in love with all things online! Once I had solved a few problems with code there was no turning back. I have created many failed projects whilst learning this trade, and some successful ones too I also have many more projects to come. If you would like to learn more about these little side projects of mine then please check out the projects section below.
W3C Web Developer Certificate
W3C Web Developer Certificate
BA (hons) Graphic Design
London Metropolitan University
HE Certificate Illustration
The Arts University College Bournemouth
National Diploma Multi Media
West Hertfordshire College
Usability principles, HTML5, CSS3, Responsive design principles, Colour theory, Typography, Information architecture
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I am the founder of and currently acting as Creative Director for Lightbolt Media. If you want to get in touch with me whilst the rest of this site is under construction please follow this link and use the contact form at the bottom of the page; Lightbolt Media