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Profile

I specialise in web development, with a focus on cross-platform compatibility and attention to detail.

Building websites has been my hobby since I was 10 years old. I pride myself on having gained an advanced knowledge of HTML5 and CSS3 throughout my life.

In my career, I focus on developing my understanding of the full stack. My work over the past two years has concentrated on Laravel PHP, VueJS, SASS, WordPress and Jekyll. In my spare-time, I have been teaching myself Javascript. Although this has not required of me, I know it is important for my skill set. In the past, I have also involved myself in the build process from a design perspective. I have designed website mock-ups & user interfaces using Sketch and the Adobe suite.

I love the internet, but I know it can be better. I admit that the web can and should become more accessible in a wider variety of contexts. It should also do so without sacrificing user privacy. As a result, I am always eager to develop my competencies into broader areas of the development stack whilst staying true to these values.

Competencies

Frontend

HTML5, Bootstrap 3 & Bootstrap 4, Bulma, CSS3, SCSS/SASS, Javascript (VueJS, jQuery), Foundation & MJML Responsive Email, Gulp.

Backend

PHP (Object Oriented, MVC approach), MySQL, Jekyll, WordPress, Shopify, Server setup (LEMP/LAMP).

Design

Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere Pro), Sketch, InVision, Final Cut Pro, Logic Pro.

Additional

Public Speaking, Markdown, Git, Electabuzz, Docker, Vagrant, Capistrano.

Typing speed: 95 wpm.

Experience

Vestige Media

Freelance Web Designer. June 2009 – Present

For many years I have worked as a freelance web designer and developer: primarily for music industry artists, record labels, publishers and associated services. Currently I am taking on contract work.

I design websites using Photoshop which I then flesh out and built using PHP, CSS and HTML. I quite often use the WordPress platform to provide CMS functionality for my clients.

“We needed support fast as we had a very tight deadline to meet and no design resource internally. I needed someone to support me and help me turnaround the magazine. This problem was solved with Kerri’s support.”

Jennifer Le Roux (Rakuten Marketing (a client of Vestige Media)).

Drew London

Frontend Developer. November 2017 – February 2018

As lead frontend developer, I ensured their websites looked and performed exceptionally.

I used PHP (WordPress), Blade (Shopify), SASS/CSS3 & JS/jQuery to instigate retina-ready, responsive, pixel-perfect websites. As a team, we worked in an agile environment on a variety of projects for both B2C and B2B businesses.

Many of their clients preferred to use the WordPress or Shopify systems, so much of my work was in building around those alongside our backend developer. I was also responsible for working with their design team to create pixel-perfect websites from Photoshop/Sketch files. As a result, I focused a lot of energy into cross-browser and device support, ensuring attention to detail in my projects.

At Drew, I worked on an extensive re-work of the agencies own website, as well as customer-facing sites for Drugsline, Emmy London & STL Partners.

“Kerri is very thorough, quick to find issues when they arise and was great at communicating about the status of each project he was working on.”

Emily Jackson (Project Manager at Drew London).

Opia Ltd

Web Developer. June 2016 – November 2017

As part of a team of developers, I delivered customer-facing applications for blue-chip clients such as Exxon Mobil 1, Samsung, HP, LG, Microsoft, Dell, Fujifilm, Kodak, John Lewis and many others.

In my work, I made use of the Laravel PHP framework with an MVC approach. I gave particular focus to the frontend, using SASS CSS, HTML5 and VueJS to design responsive, dynamic websites. In this role, I learned to use a test-driven approach to ensure my code was readable, DRY and of great quality. I used GIT version control to ensure our team was always kept up to date.

My work often saw me create client specific implementations of Opia’s core product. I also helped to develop new ideas from concept to release as part of ongoing product development.

My most recent build of note at Opia was for Roli Ltd. With an expected user-base in the millions, I endeavored to ensure that the frontend design reached an impeccable standard.

“Kerri is a very talented developer with a wide breadth of skills across the entire stack, including PHP, MySQL and front end.

He has all the traits that I look for in a developer, such as attention to detail and the ability to learn new concepts quickly.

He is also a very nice chap and would be a credit to any company he worked for.”

Andy Tait (Head of Development at Opia Ltd).

“I have rarely met a developer with the motivation and acumen of Kerri. As well as his professional ability, he is genuinely one of the nicest people I have had the pleasure to work with during my entire career.

I have absolutely no doubt in my mind that whoever is lucky enough to see the talent in this man will be completely satisfied with their choice.”

Nathan King (Backend Developer at Opia Ltd).

“I was very impressed on how quickly Kerri picked up on new technologies and if in doubt, asked relevant questions to understand the technology or concept being used. Kerri’s attention to detail is second to none, making sure that every aspect of the promotional sites we make are perfect.”

Nathan Dunn (Developer at Opia Ltd).

Sleeky Web Design & Print Ltd

Web Designer / Developer. February 2016 – June 2016

Sleeky offer a variety of creative solutions to clients in the North East and throughout the UK.

As a web designer & developer, I created web content for clients using a variety of platforms. I was also responsible for working on social media, writing blog posts and SEO for their clients.

My development work included updating current and creating new websites from scratch using PHP, CSS & HTML5. At Sleeky, I gained good experience with WordPress and OpenCart. My proudest work was a complete build for the Butterfly Thyroid Cancer Trust.

“Kerri has been a pleasure to work with!”

Sacha Barac (Greenwich Contracts Ltd (a client of Sleeky)).

Stylometric

Freelance Virtual Assistant. September 2015 – March 2016

Stylometric was an administrative and creative support service. I worked with performing artists, composers, DJs and record labels to create fantastic products.

Stylometric provided a valuable resource to new and already established music-based businesses. I provided artwork, branding, scheduling, design, marketing, record label management and administration.

During my time as managing director of Stylometric, I learned a great deal about sales, as well as creating and following up leads. I ran Stylometric as a brand new business, working full-time to grow the client-base and offer better, more efficient services.

As of March 2016, I decided to close Stylometric to focus instead on my web development work.

“I was impressed with Kerri’s efficient timescales and attention to detail. It was clear that Kerri put great importance into ensuring the overall quality of the work and the aesthetic design to meet with our objectives. A job well done and highly recommended.”

Sarah Monument (Sonic Efficiency (a client of Stylometric)).

Supreme Music Ltd

Label Manager. February 2009 – September 2015

I initially joined Supreme Music as an intern before progressing into a role as label manager for several of the labels under the group. During my time, I oversaw all product scheduling, designed 600+ pieces of product and marketing artwork whilst managed many album and single products from start to finish.

I was responsible for the product release schedule, artist contracts, digital & physical product artwork, help-desk, customer order fulfilment, marketing, creation and fulfilment of custom ‘made to order’ CD single product range and video editing.

In 2014 I was also responsible for branding and marketing Militant Artists, a start-up artist agency.

“Kerri was the center of everything we did at Recoverworld for many years. His knowledge of Photoshop and web development was second to none and his artwork and designs received praise from across our networks and beyond.

As part of a small team, he worked largely on his own initiative always delivering and usually exceeding the specifications he was given, often working to very tight deadlines.

I cannot recommend Kerri highly enough and he would be an asset to any business.”

Chris Hampshire (Managing Director of Supreme Music Ltd).

AMPsuite

Marketing. May 2014 – January 2015

I worked as marketing support for AMPsuite, a SAAS for record labels and music businesses, creating written, video and email content.

I tested the software and gave feedback on additional features to include in order to write the support manual and online-help system. I also helped their customers solve metadata problems and advised on best practices by telephone and Skype.

“Kerri was extremely knowledgeable, professional & meticulous!”

Keith McDonnell (Director at AMPsuite).

GAME Digital plc

Sales Associate. March 2008 – August 2010

I worked at GAME on a part-time basis, but often worked extra hours.

My main task was to provide excellent customer service. I met and often exceeded expectations on mystery shop reviews. Additionally, I performed back-of-house tasks including stockroom management and delivery processing.

Towards the end of my tenure, I began training in cashing up, till management and preparation of staff rotas.

“Kerri was a pleasure to work with, his dedication, attention to detail and customer service was impeccable. What impressed me most was his willingness to learn and his ability to fix issues through keen observation, confidence and skill.”

Elizabeth Bedwell (Manager at GAME).

Scope - About disability

Volunteer.
May 2012 – Sep 2012

During 2012, I was a volunteer at one of Scope’s retail stores for several months. I was responsible for stock management and customer sales.

Education

The Open University

Diploma of Higher Education - Combined Social Sciences.
2012 – 2015

I studied how societies are structured with a keen interest in politics and policy. The qualification focused on the way that people and institutions shape the world. I explored a range of subjects including sociology, psychology, social policy, criminology, economics, geography & politics.

As part of my studies, I learned to think critically and to communicate with clarity. I made us of problem solving techniques and debate to come to effective conclusions. I managed qualitative data, number sets and statistics for my research. I also learned the importance of self-motivation & time management. This has proved valuable in my work as a both a freelancer and business owner. I made use of critical feedback from my tutors to reflect and improve on my work.

I completed four modules towards this qualification: ‘Introducing the social sciences’, ‘An introduction to health and social care’, ‘The uses of social science’ & ‘Power, dissent, equality: understanding contemporary politics’.

Northbrook College Sussex

HND National Diploma - Media (Journalism).
2007 – 2009

A semi-vocational / semi-academic qualification, my study focused on emerging technologies for media and journalism. With the internet and digital distribution being a primary consideration.

Throughout my time at Northbrook, I worked on radio, video and written journalism. I completed practical skills modules including: camera & lighting workshops, video editing and page design & layout.

I achieved Distinction in several modules, including: Career Development, Radio Magazine Programming, Features for Print, Multimedia Web Authoring, Practical Skills in Journalism and Photojournalism, as well as my final Media Project.

My final project focusing on producing a magazine. I wrote and designed the magazine using InDesign. I also worked on an accompanying radio show which I hosted with a friend. the show was produced in a radio studio and distributed as a podcast. As a result of this work, my friend and I both found work in local nightclubs.

“Kerri has an uncommon ability to gain people’s trust. He is personable, clever, fabulously independent yet also a great team player.

Meet him and you’ll understand.”

Adrienne Rosen (Course Leader at Northbrook College.)

Brighton, Hove & Sussex Sixth Form (BHASVIC)

2005 – 2007

In my two-years at BHASVIC, I achieved A-Levels in Film Studies, English Literature, Computing, with an AS-Level in Business Studies. In my second year, I also completed a Spanish NVQ (and Key Skills qualification in Improving Own Language & Performance).

I campaigned for, and was elected into, the Student Union as Entertainments Manager where I was responsible for organising and hosting several parties and social events for students.

“Inquisitive and always keen to ensure he thoroughly understands a concept or topic. Kerri will ask deep and meaningful questions to ensure he has a good understanding.”

My Computing teacher at BHASVIC.