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Wow Go travel section for wowcher

WowGo travel section for wowcher
Client: 

Design and implementation of a new travel section for Wowcher.
The new design featured larger images, better placements for bonus deals a flexible grid or drop down system for displaying deal pricing and option details, and a new sub menu for deal categories.

Wowcher - Associated Newspapers - DMG media

Wowcher
Client: 

Wowcher is a popular eCommerce site providing location based deals. Employed as a UI/UX developer providing design and development for the Wowcher web and mobile sites. Creation and implementation of new features. Investigation of issues and bug fixes, Prototyping, User journeys and Wireframes.

Virgin Media Presents Website

Virgin Media Presents Website

Employed as a freelance developer by Redwood Publishing to develop a Wordpress based CMS for their client - Virgin media. Set up of custom themes for desktop and mobile versions of the site. I also created custom plugins for social media tracking and a method to show different content to individual customers depending on what virginmedia package they have.

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html5 CSS3 Skyfall Realtime Twitter feed with animation

Skyfall Realtime Twitter feed
Client: 

A realtime feed of twitter tweets about Skyfall the new Bond film. Javascript, Jquery and CSS3 Animation are used to load six of the latest tweets from twitter. They are then and styled up to look like id cards using Google webfonts to give an authentic retro look.

Red Bull Bedroom Jam

Red Bull Bedroom Jam
Client: 

The Red Bull Bedroom Jam site provides a engaging experience for young musicians and music fans. Users can upload their bands music and videos to be rated by the public.
Employed by the Que Pasa Communications, I have been providing technical support and development of the Drupal based Red Bull bedroom jam site CMS.

Tetley Tea Folk

Tetley Tea Folk
Client: 

Providing information on new products and special offers.
I have been involved in technical support and implementation of updates of the Drupal based CMS.

Triumph - Louise Loves - handbag

Triumph - Louise Loves - handbag
Client: 

Design and build an interactive microsite to demonstrate the Triumph underwear range. Users should be able to select their own body shape which will trigger a selection of products suitable for their particular figure.

Australia a Baz Luhrmann film

Australia
Client: 

Design and program an interactive microsite to promote Australia a Baz Luhrmann film starring Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman.

The client was keen that the microsite reflected the epic nature of the film and showed off some of the stunning visuals in the best possible way.

Video and subtle animation was used to link to editorial features on the main handbag.com site.

Bizarre Magazine website and social networking

Bizarre Magazine website and social networking
Client: 

Bizarre Magazine the UK's leading alternative lifestyle mag.
Design graphics and usability walkthroughs for each page of the site. Mobile downloads of videos and ecommerce functionality for subscriptions to the user generated content on the site. And the development of Ultra vixens and savage hearts Social networking microsites.

Crafts Magazine - E-commerce online subscriptions

Crafts Magazine - E-commerce online subscriptions
Client: 

Crafts is the only British magazine to cover all craft forms, from studio work to public commissions, from modern experimental work to traditional and historic designs.

Design and development of an E-commerce facility using world pay to take payments for yearly subscriptions to Crafts magazine. The form uses Javascript validation and a callback from worldpay, processed by a ASP script which enables email conformations to be automatically sent to shoppers.

Crafts Council - Xmas Card Animation

Crafts Council - Xmas Card Animation
Client: 

The brief was to create an animated Christmas card that summed up the values of the Crafts Council, and adhered to their simple, clean design principle.

The Christmas card popped up in a new window when visiting the site. A link to the card was embedded into promotional emails.

Crafts Council - Virtual Reality Gallery

Crafts Council - Virtual Reality Gallery
Client: 

The brief was to create a Virtual Reality gallery to enable online accessibility to the Jerwood Applied Arts Prize for Metal.

Producing two Virtual Reality tours of the galleries at the Crafts Council, using panoramic pictures translated into the Apple Quicktime VR format. This format is quick to load and gives a smooth and consistant feel to the VR environment, enabling viewers to pan and zoom around the virtual gallery.

Crafts Council - Website

Crafts Council
Client: 

The Crafts Council is the UK’s national organisation for the promotion of contemporary crafts.
Design and creation of the original site featuring a simple, fully accessible and visually engaging web presence for a public service organisation.
A new template was designed using HTML and CSS.

The site was praised in Webactive magazine where it received 4/5 star rating.
'Web Active' magazine, issue 43

Computers Make Freedom

Computers Make Freedom
Client: 

A conceptual art piece developed as part of my Multimedia Systems and Fine Art portfolio, to showcase animation, photography, music and interactivity.

Mens Fitness Website

Mens Fitness Website
Client: 

Dennis publishing fitness magazine for Men

The brief was to freshen up existing design to separate the brand from Maxim magazine.
The underlying CMS was to stay the same so that any design work had to take into account some of the limitations of the system.

With that in mind new colours were used to create a "fresh healthy" style. Gradients were used to accent curved shapes holding the titles of the sections.