Web Design

This section of my project art website hosts most of my web design portfolio - websites I have worked on or helped build. It includes both personal and websites I have helped build or work on as a professional web designer/front-end developer. Anyway enjoy!


I have worked professionally as a web design for over 4 years and with the web and design in general since the age of 17. I have worked on a different types of websites - building websites for the Arts and Culture sector, B2B clients, and large financial organisations.

Key skills

  • Strong XHTML and CSS (Handcoded and Standards Compliant)
  • Specialist in front-end build - taking mockups and turning them into W3C compliant HTML and CSS
  • Some experience of HTML5 and CSS3
  • Trained to build for the mobile web
  • Experienced at JQuery Implementation
  • Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Flash, Indesign
  • 4 years practical experience in building Usable and Accessible Websites
  • 3 years practical experience in building SEO-Friendly Websites from working in a top UK Search Agency
  • Conversion and Experience Design exponent
  • Experience in Wordpress theme building

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Jackie Chan website

My Jackie Chan website was rather basic looking and quite uninteresting, so I thought I'd give it the make-over it deserves. This site is dedicated to my number one action hero!

L'Arc~en~Ciel website

In my opinion L'Arc en Ciel are the greatest japanese rock band at the moment. I just wanted to build a site in tribute to their great songs and live performances.

U2 website

A website on U2 that I built a while back.

Japan website

I built this site because I have a facination with the whole samurai period and the castle designs and just a general facination with Japanese culture.

Ghost in the Shell website

I built this web site because I just enjoy watching ghost in the shell. I tried to keep the site in keeping with the techno-style themes of the animation.

AC & Shelby Cobra

This is a website dedicated one of my favourite cars of all time. Hopefully (fingers crossed), I would like to own a high-quality replica someday.

The Guitar website

This is a web site I built in honor of the guitar. I decided to build one as I am already semi-learning to play and besides guitars are cool and are deserving of a website.

Role Playing Game Heroes

I'm currently working on a RPG website therefore the site will constantly be changing and bits might not work from time to time. Building the web pages is easy, gathering the content on the other hand is pretty time consuming.

VF's Akira Yuki's Dojo website

Osu! This is a site dedicated to Akira Yuki of the Virtua Fighter series. A very hard character to master especially if your using a control pad instead of a arcade joystick.

The Sheep and the House

I had some excess paint one day, so I just doodled a painting (as you do!) and what turned out was the painting you see when you go to the website. Being bored at the time, a friend prompted me to build a web site based on the picture.

Good Idea Bad Idea

This site is dedicated to the "Good idea, bad idea" cartoons. I haven't put that many good and bad things, but check back later, as I will regularly add more... just waiting for the to pop into my head!

University Project website (Original)

This was the first real web site, that I ever constructed and designed myself. At the time I thought it was great, but with time comes wisedom. Looking back at it now it looks somewhat wanting!

University Project website (Redesign)

An updated and improved version of the web site I built while at university (web site above). Looking back I can clearly see that my skills in xhtml and css have greatly improved.

A Poet and Storyteller's Corner

I'm slowly working on a website for some short stories and poems I have written, am writing, or plan to write.

Bruce Gernand

I built the majority of this site during my stint at Platform3 web limited. Bruce Gernand is a sculpturer who I had the pleasure of meeting on two occasions.


For this site I helped build the 2006 update. I entered all the artist info, including their artwork and I built the new fading images for the 2006 artists. I also helped to fix a probelm with the drop-down navigation.

Simon Moretti

I helped build this site, including building templates which were then transferred to be used with Macromedia Contribute - to allow the client to easily add to and manage the exisiting content. I also made a downloadable PDF of the artist's work which was available at the time the site was built.


The National Federation of Art Space Providers - all of the images used on the site when it was first launched were first processed and uploaded by myself. I was also involved mainly in working on the HTML and CSS for the CMS side of the site.

lpanLPAN: Lincolnshire Public Art Network

I didn't help with the build on this site, but I did help to process and organise a lot of the imagery that was used on the website.

This is Unbound

I was responsible for inputing all the book and DVD, information. This included product titles, weight, size, and product information. I also processed most of the initial product images.

The Platform Gallery website

The Platform Gallery website, which sadly has now closed. I did a lot of work on this website, processing hundreds of imgery, and building lots of new pages and sections for the website.

Gayhurst Primary School

Another primary school website I worked a lot on while at Platform

St John & St James Primary School

A primary school website I worked a lot on while at Platform

Martin Randall TravelMartin Randall Travel E-cards

I also did some work on producing some e-cards for Martin Randall Travel.

BFI eFlyers

While at Platform-3, I built two html eflyers. One was for 'The Innocents' and 'Krisana', as part of the British Film Industry (bfi) relaunch of famous cinema classics.

TLCTamar Lifeline Charity

I have updated this web site a lot recently, such as widening the site, some structural and copy changes, as well adding new sections.

TLCTamar China

Was very eye-opening when building this website. Particularly in giving the user the ability to change languages. This is the first time I have built a site for the chinese market.

furness building societyFurness Building Society

I enjoy working on this site, as it's well structured so makes making any necessary changes a doddle!

Premierline Direct (2009 - 2010)

Premierline Direct: A Business Insurance specialist. I built the majority of the front-end of this website before the project was taken in house and finished off by the client.

Premierline Direct (2007 - 2009)

Premierline Direct: A Business Insurance specialist. I have worked a lot on this website, from minor text amends to building whole new sections of the website.


Have worked on the Screentrade website - a an insurance comparison website.

Express Insurance (2010)

Latest web build project I have worked on - did both the HTML and CSS markup.

Express Insurance (2007 - 2009)

Was the main webmaster for this website - updating content, building and designing new sections.

Quick Car Quote (2007 - 2010)

Was the main webmaster for this website also - updating content, building and designing new sections.

endsleighEndsleigh (2007 - 2010)

I worked on this website a lot, once again adding new pages, rebuilding sections and other site maintenance work.

shopacheckShopacheck (2007 - 2010)

I do regular maintenance work on this site. Building new new pages, rebuilding sections etc.

welcome financeWelcome Financial Services (2007 - 2010)

I do regular maintenance work on this site. Building new new pages, rebuilding sections etc. How the website originally looked.

welcome carWelcome Car Finance (2007 - 2010)

I do regular maintenance work on this site. Building new new pages, rebuilding sections etc. How the original site looked.

Tamar BlogTamar.com Blog (Wordpress 2009 - 2010)

I worked with a back-end developer to build the new Tamar blog template. Pretty happy with how it turned out.

Comaprethemarket BlogComparethemarket Blog (Wordpress 2009 - 2010)

Another wordpress project I have worked on, basically building a blog for comparethemarket and ensuring that it looks identical to the comparethemarket website.

YOUR InsuranceYOUR Insurance (2010)

I worked on the front-end html and css templates of this website, which was then handed over to the client, for them to do the back-end development.

HeateamHeateam (2009)

A small boiler services microsite that I built.

Other wwebsites I have previously worked on:

  • Dreams (2007) - I used to work on the old website, including content changes, processing and uploading new product imagery and adding additional pages to the website.
  • Bennetts (2007 - 2008)
  • Biking Needs (2007)
Leisure and Living

While at Tarsus, I added a few more locations and did some general tidying of some of the sections of this website site.

Other work

Worked on other B2B work including building html emails, flash banners and website work for:


I didn't build this site but did some design work for the banners.

Or if you're not into Jquery fanciness... here's a straight-forward listing of some of the websites I have worked on.

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See the results of the 2008 Alistapart Survey

"Calling all designers, developers, information architects, project managers, writers, editors, marketers, and everyone else who makes websites. It is time once again to pool our information so as to begin sketching a true picture of the way our profession is practiced worldwide. Possibly the most important invention of the past century, the web is undeniably one of the most robust engines of knowledge transfer, political and social change, artistic endeavor, and economic growth the world has seen." source: alistapart.com

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