Career snapshot

Company Role Details
WebWeaver Productions Company director, project manager, information architect, web designer, front-end web developer (freelancer) October 2006 - present
Working as an informal collective with designers Sue Quigley and Shelley Masters and programmer Tom St George, I design and build websites for freelance clients. My responsibilities include client liaison, project management, scoping, wireframing and information architecture, design, HTML/CSS, jQuery, e-govt compliance and accessibility, site testing, preparing sites for CMS integration, content-loading and Quality Assurance (QA).
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Bank of New Zealand Front-end web developer (contractor) September - December 2014
Contractor at BNZ, finishing off the build on the new Community section of their website. This is a responsive site, with the Community forums and message boards managed within the Lithium CMS.
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Department of Internal Affairs Web designer, front-end web developer (contractor) December 2013 - June 2014
Contractor at DIA working on the ground-breaking new Govt.nz website. Responsible for web design and front-end development of this responsive site, incorporating the highest possible level of NZ Government Web Standards.
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inov8 Front-end web developer (contractor) October 2013 - present
Contractor on inov8 web design projects, working on small websites doing HTML/CSS site builds within a Sitecore environment as and when required.
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Insight Consultants Ltd Web consultant, front-end web developer (contractor) July 2013 - present
Project partner and web consultant with Insight Consultants Ltd. Responsible for information architecture, design consultation and front-end development on a number of government websites, acting as Insight's web expert on projects where they have an existing design relationship with the client.
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Proximity Front-end web developer (contractor) May - June 2013
Contractor at Proximity, doing HTML5, CSS3 and SCSS for the new Toyota website, plus browser and accessibility testing.
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Department of Corrections Web content co-ordinator (contractor) April - May 2013
Contractor at the Department of Corrections, doing content-loading, web editing, and web development consulting.
View the site I edited for the Department of Corrections
Co-operative Bank Front-end web developer (contractor) October - December 2012
Contractor at the Co-operative Bank, doing HTML5, CSS3 and LESS and jQuery for their new website, design development, testing, web editing and QA.
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Radio New Zealand Front-end web developer (contractor) October 2012 and February/May 2013
Contractor at Radio New Zealand, doing HTML5, CSS3 and LESS and jQuery for their new website, e-govt accessibility compliance, design development, testing and QA.
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Heyday Front-end web developer, SilverStripe integrator (contractor) August - October 2012
Contractor at Heyday, doing HTML5, CSS3, LESS and some jQuery for Kirkaldie & Stains' new website, and integrating my new code into SilverStripe, building the CMS's layout and include files.
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Fairfax Digital Information architect, web designer (contractor) January - March 2012
Doing the information architecture and design development for Fairfax Digital's new website, Essential Mums.
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Learning Media Web editor (contractor) January - June 2011
Editing the Ministry of Health's HealthEd website, responsible for ensuring that all 600 resources were titled and described consistently and with SEO in mind; that the 200+ resources with HTML versions were formatted correctly; and that the build matched the design pixel-perfectly.
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Designworks Front-end web developer (contractor) November 2010 - October 2011
Contractor on Designworks web design projects, working on small websites doing HTML/CSS site builds as and when required.
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Datacraft Information architect, web designer, front-end web developer (contractor) June - October 2010
Contractor at Datacraft, working on a web-based application project for SPARC, responsible for IA, design, XHTML/CSS template build, testing and bug-fixing.
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Plan A Information architect, web designer, front-end web developer (contractor) June - August 2010
Contractor on a Plan A web design project, working as part of the team on a small website doing IA, design development, HTML/CSS site build and QA/proofreading.
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Chrometoaster Front-end web developer (contractor) February 2010 - January 2012
Contractor on various Chrometoaster web design projects, working as part of the team on large and complex websites doing HTML/CSS builds and e-govt accessibility compliance as and when required.
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Shift Front-end web developer (contractor) April 2009 - January 2010
Contractor on various Shift web design projects, doing HTML/CSS and jQuery builds and e-govt accessibility compliance as and when required.
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Badger Communications Flash developer (contractor) March - April 2009
Creating a series of Flash advertising banners in a range of different size and shape variations, with further variations for a number of different countries.
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Optimation Information architect, web designer, front-end web developer (contractor) January 2009 - December 2011
Ongoing contract work on various Optimation website and web app projects. My roles include information architecture for some new projects, building HTML/CSS templates within .net, bug-fixing for IE6 and IE7, acting as a design consultant on new and existing projects, and improving on the CSS within existing sites and applications.
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DNA Front-end web developer (contractor) January - February 2009
Responsible for building a large set of templates for the new Cavalier Bremworth website. The build included XHTML/CSS and a wide range of dynamic jQuery interactivity. I wrote my own jQuery functions wherever possible, and achieved other dynamic effects by using, adapting and altering existing jQuery plug-ins.
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Origin Design Front-end web developer (contractor) January 2009
HTML/CSS on a website build project for Origin Design clients. I worked with my programming partner Tom St George, who integrated my templates for Tourism Exchange into the SilverStripe CMS.
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Optimation Web designer, front-end web developer (freelancer) September 2007 - December 2008
Initially designed and developed a website in HTML/CSS for New Zealand Business Assessment which was integrated by Optimation into a .net environment. Ongoing updates to site as functionality increased and new sections were added.
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Shift Website producer (employee) May 2006 - December 2008
Responsible for building a wide variety of pure CSS websites in HTML/XHTML, utilising JavaScript libraries, preparing them for CMS integration, and ensuring that all sites met or exceeded e-government accessibility standards and were consistent across a wide range of browsers on Mac and PC. 27 sites are listed as case studies here.
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Base Two Senior web integrator (employee) March - May 2006
Supporting web team leader, taking over his responsibilities when necessary. Training/mentoring the third member of the web team who was learning HTML and CSS. Planning work timetables, client liaison, project management. Developing and maintaining a range of CSS websites, most within Content Management Systems.
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Land Information New Zealand Website designer and front-end web developer (contractor) November 2005 - March 2006, May 2006, June 2007
Initially contracted to redevelop and add new content to the LINZ website. Then retained as an e-government expert to advise on a range of technical issues. Designed and developed the LINZ Statement of Intent and ten other key LINZ documents into subsites. Subsequent ongoing contract work on Annual Reports and SOIs.
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Shift Front-end web developer (contractor) July - October 2005
Contractor on three large site build projects. My responsibilities included HTML/CSS coding (building a complete set of templates for each site), accessibility and e-government compliance.
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Origin Design Front-end web developer (contractor) June 2004 - March 2005
Contractor responsible for HTML coding, accessibility and e-govt compliance on a number of sites, as well as design development on some projects, and Flash animation on others.
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Oryx Technologies Web designer and front-end web developer (contractor) May - August 2004
Designing and/or building a range of HTML websites and Flash animations.
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CWA New Media Web designer (contractor) April 2004 - April 2005
Designing a range of 20 pure CSS and Flash websites, with additional XHTML/CSS and Flash coding and CD-ROM design work.
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The Open Polytechnic of New Zealand Technical editor for a web design course (contractor) November 2003 - February 2004
My responsibilities were to comment on the accuracy, currency and relevance of the learning material being written for this new online course.
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WebWeaver Productions Company director, web designer and front-end web developer (contractor/freelancer) May 2002 - December 2006
Freelance web design and development work for various clients.
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Origin Design Senior web developer (employee) July 2001 - December 2003
Responsible for HTML, CSS, design development, Flash, accessibility and e-govt compliance for 30 websites in three years.
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Modus Seminars Developer, writer and tutor - web design management seminars (contractor) May - November 2000
I taught marketing managers and startup web design companies the details of managing the web design process, with regular seminars in New Zealand and Australia.
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WebWeaver Productions Developer, writer and tutor - web design courses (freelancer) December 1996 onwards
I have developed and taught a number of web design courses, covering HTML and CSS coding and the use of web design software including Dreamweaver.
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WebWeaver Productions Company director, web designer and front-end web developer (contractor/freelancer) August 1996 - July 2001
Contract work as a designer/developer for various design companies. During this period I designed, developed and built websites ranging in size from 5 to 1,000 pages. Major design company clients included CWA New Media (1996-1999), Base Two (2000), Mission Hall (2000) and Origin Design (2001). I also designed and built sites for freelance clients during that time.