I’m a web designer and developer, based in Brisbane, Australia. I love the openness of the web and the new opportunities it brings as a medium.
Out and about, I travel everywhere with a notebook, sketching out ideas, or scribbling down thoughts. I’m one of those classic nerd-types, with a quirky sense of humour and a love of learning. Many of my creative endeavours end up on my website in the form of digital & pixel artwork, or tutorials explaining how I’ve made something.
I’m actively involved in the technology community in southeast Queensland, attending and helping at several of the WordPress meetups.
I have what might be considered a versatile skill-set, having worked as both a designer and a developer. I have also worked doing freelance illustration and game sprites as well and found several aspects that are transferable to different roles. Below are some of the technologies I work with on a daily basis.
For design elements, logos, print work, sketching and digital painting.
The CSS pre-processor – primarily the SCSS form. I like using BEM as a naming convention to keep the CSS maintainable.
The popular PHP based Content Management System. I understand the WordPress way and prefer working with hooks and filters to keep themes and plugins flexible.
For versioning the code base and ensuring a team can all work together. For most projects, they’re small enough to work as feature branches from a main Development branch.
NodeJS Package manager for installing front-end dependencies. I’ve also had experience releasing my own NPM package.
I remember the days before these were even a thing. Dark times they were.
WordCamp Brisbane is a WordPress based conference that ran on July 22-23 at QUT in Brisbane, Australia, that I helped to organise, primarily working on the design aspects.
Hemp Factory is on a mission to educate everyone on the nutritional, therapeutic, and environmental benefits of cannabis in all forms. This project was completed while working at Matter Solutions.