Web/graphic design, Wordpress, PHP, SEO & more...
A professional creative for over 30 years, and a web designer since 2004. What you'll get is attention to detail, best practice, creative flair, and professionalism.
I spent 20+ years in the UK music business (recording/mix engineer) before going back to Uni and retraining in digital media at LCC, London.
Over the past decade I've gained a variety of experience and skills in design, development and marketing which make me a useful all-rounder for my clients.
I've built up a freelance business supplying web services to local businesses in my area, focusing on bespoke Wordpress design and development.
I offer a flexible range of services, and play to my strengths. If I bid on a job, it's because I have full confidence in my ability to deliver!
* WEB DESIGN *
From concept to completion, clean code and a high standard of finish.
* SEO *
I design websites that are search engine friendly, and have a lot of experience in optimising content and its delivery. Several of my clients enjoy #1 rankings for their best traffic key phrases in competitive markets, in local and international search.
* WORDPRESS *
I've been designing custom themes of all kinds for 10 years.
I can extend WP with custom post types and taxonomies, to design websites that contain complex listings (e.g. real estate, automobiles etc.) with the ability to filter, search and return results (e.g. "show me houses in a specific town, with certain attributes in a specific price range" etc).
I also have a lot of experience solving Wordpress problems, and debugging themes.
* MULTILINGUAL WORDPRESS WEB DESIGN *
I'm very experienced (8+ years) with using the Wordpress plugin WPML to create multilingual websites, including those that rely on custom post types.
* GRAPHIC DESIGN *
I regularly design logos, social media graphics, business cards and other types of graphic assets for clients, using Illustrator and Photoshop. I understand the requirements of the printing process (I've had a couple of years experience in a printing factory) and deliver print-ready artwork using InDesign.
* RETOUCHING *
I can retouch photographic images to a high standard in Photoshop, whether it's fashion, faces, landscape, architecture, whatever... I've been a photographer for more years than I'd care to mention, and have a well developed workflow.
* COPYWRITING / EDITING / PROOFREADING *
I can produce a high standard of grammatically correct and correctly punctuated written English.
* IN A PREVIOUS LIFE, AND WHY IT MATTERS... *
I was previously a recording engineer and record producer. As such, my entire career, both previous and current, has embodied a combination of creativity and technology. I am well used to managing my time effectively (whether solo or in a team), producing a high standard of output, and balancing complex requirements and compromises that need to come together to produce a finished work.