Personal Profile

Phototgraph of PerryHi, I’m Perry, an enthusiastic and self-motivated UI developer / designer from Kent. I spend my days on UI design for web and apps as well as front end web builds.

Recent fun includes the building of a new landing page for Cloak. Before this I built and helped with the design of our company website www.assertis.co.uk. I was also responsible for the production design of the new Gatwick Express App.

I am part of the team that made the new Train Ticket Purchasing system for ThamesLink, Southern, Southeastern, Gatwick Express and other major train operators.

I have several years of commercial experience in HTML(5), CSS(3), LESS, jQuery, Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketch, GitHub and Agile. I'm renowned for fast HTML and CSS coding, accuracy and attention to detail as well as awesome interpersonal skills and a relaxed temperament.

You can call me on 07876 572123, email me at perry@phwebs.co.uk or use the social network links at the top of the page to find out more about me.

You can also download a copy of my CV in Word format (.docx) or as a PDF file (.pdf).

Skills Summary

  • HTML(5)
  • CSS(3)
  • LESS
  • Responsive Web Design
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • Sketch
  • Progressive enhancement
  • W3C Standards & Accessibility
  • Cross browser compatibility
  • GitHub
  • jQuery

Career History

March 2015 – Present

Assertis - www.assertis.co.uk
UI Developer / Designer

I spend my days on UI design of websites and apps as well as front end web builds.

Recent fun includes the building and involvement with the design of our new company website www.assertis.co.uk. I was also responsible for the production design of the new Gatwick Express App.

I am part of the team that made the new Train Ticket Purchasing system for ThamesLink, Southern, Southeastern, Gatwick Express and other major train operators.

May 2014 – March 2015

Hire Space - www.hirespace.com
Lead Front End Developer

HTML(5), CSS(3), Javascript / jQuery and design for the UK's leading venue booking website, Hire Space.

I was responsible for re-designing and re-building the current public facing web site www.hirespace.com, the Hire Space Blog site in addition to refining and adding functionality to the booking system used by customers.

Making the site responsive and friendlier to smaller devices was one of my main tasks as well as improving performance.

December 2012 – April 2014

Nature Publishing Group - www.nature.com
Front End Developer

HTML(5), CSS(3) and design plus some Javascript / jQuery for leading scientific and medical information publisher Nature Publishing Group.

My work consisted of front end design and development of an internal tool to give greater visibility of the huge amount of data being stored on the new triplestore.

I was also responsible for the design and front end code for accessibility tool pa11y

November 2011 – December 2012

BraveNewTalent - www.bravenewtalent.com
Front End Web Developer

HTML, CSS(3) and design plus some Javascript / jQuery in a fast moving agile development environment for the BNT Talent Community Platform website.

My initial responsibility was for the redesign and build of the Enterprise section of the site. Working from BDD’s and wireframes I coded the HTML and CSS.

I then worked across the whole site ensuring that our HTML and CSS was clean, concise and well structured, utilising Less to make our CSS as modular and re-useable as possible and model it on the 'OO' methodology of CSS. From a design perspective I regularly created wireframes using Balsamiq and designs using Photoshop for new features being added to the site.

March 2011 – November 2011

Assertis Ltd – www.mytrainticket.co.uk
Front End Web Developer

Development of the front end for the MyTrainTicket site and other white label sites for third parties including Travel Supermarket and Northern Rail.

Taking Photoshop / Fireworks designs and hand-coding XHTML, CSS (with a helping hand from Sass), XSLT, Javascript / jQuery.

Responsible for molding the strategy of front end development practices including the choice of tools, standards and methods used within Assertis.

My experience with Sass led to a case study I submitted being printed in the December issue of .net magazine in December 2011.

February 2008 – February 2011

Eonic Ltd – www.eonic.co.uk
Front End Web Developer / Company Trainer

Responsible for developing W3C compliant websites from a layered PSD utilising XHTML, XSLT, CSS and jQuery / Javascript combined with an in-house developed CMS.

Developed as company trainer responsible for training clients on the use of the in-house CMS and to give advice on best practices for updating their newly developed web sites.

September 2007 – Present

Freelance / Positive Change Creations Ltd
Freelance Web Developer / Designer

I decided to master a more communications based technology and took a role as a Freelance Junior Web Developer with Positive Change Creations.

I received basic training in .NET 2.0 and SQL Server 2005 and also completed work in HTML 4.0 (XHTML compliant) and CSS.

It was at this time that I also started as a freelancer offering web sites to small businesses to gain experience and knowledge of XHTML, CSS and jQuery and to build a portfolio.

August 1988 – September 2007

Various roles including HR Systems Support Analyst, IT Systems Support and just for a change Martial Arts Instructor.

Education

Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys, Tunbridge Wells

O Levels : English Grade B, Maths Grade B, Engineerig Drawing Grade C

CSE : Physics Level 3

Interests

When I’m not coding I can usually be found on my beloved mountain bike in a multitude of muddy, wet locations trying very hard not to fall off (with only a moderate success rate).

I love progressive house, electronic and most dance music in general to the point of nerdiness.