Large Projects

A selection of projects completed for large and global companies

Savills

Web Designer and Front End Developer

As the sole Web Designer with this global luxury property company, I worked with WeAreExperience agency to arrive at a new design for the global website and have extended and maintained the design since. I have also redesigned and coded the satellite website Prime Purchase and provided sleeker design for Savills’ Graduates site.

  • Adobe Suite CS5
  • hand-coding
  • HTML5,CSS3 and SASS
  • jQuery
  • SEO
  • GitHub

Prime Purchase

Web Designer and Front End Developer

Savills asked me to undertake a complete redesign of their prestigious property finding service, Prime Purchase. In consultation with the prime stakeholders, I provided a fresh new look which offers simpler and more elegant content management options.

  • Adobe Suite CS5
  • hand-coding
  • xhtml/CSS3
  • jQuery
  • SEO

The Scout Association

Web Designer and Front End Developer

I joined the Scouts as a contractor at a time when the organisation was moving towards a sleeker, more modern web presence. After coding a robust template structure, I extended the design to create and develop a large support and account section. The new site features jQuery, and CSS3 features including an integrated use of the Association’s primary font. I also created additional stylesheets for visually impaired people.

  • Adobe Suite CS5
  • hand-coding
  • xhtml/CSS3
  • jQuery
  • SVN

Bounty

Web Designer and Front End Developer

As a contractor with Bounty, I was required to provide design and development to aid in the company’s migration to a Drupal website. Work included the design and coding of additional pages based on new templates and the incorporation of new technologies such as sIFR and MooTools. After a short break, I was rehired by the company to implement ideas raised by a period of user experience.

  • Drupal
  • Adobe Suite CS5
  • hand-coding
  • xhtml/CSS3
  • jQuery

A selection of logos

Curriculum Vitae

Executive Summary

Design and Implementation Skills: I have an excellent background in web design and development complemented by over 10 years of experience in the industry. I have a successful track record of seeking out projects and providing clients with clean visuals and optimized, cross-browser, bullet-proof functionality.

Project Management:I have worked in a number of large organizations with urgent cross-departmental requirements, bringing both diplomatic skills and a critical eye.

Software Expertise

  • Photoshop, Illustrator (latest versions)
  • GitHub
  • COPE CMS
  • Hand-coded HTML5 & CSS3 to W3C Standards
  • SASS
  • DRUPAL, UMBRACO & WORDPRESS theming
  • JQUERY Libraries
  • SEO

Professional Experience

Freelance Work

Private Web and Logo Design (Feb 14 – Present)

Private work and study in logo design and branding including:

Savills

savills.co.uk

Web Designer (Jul 11 – Jan 14)

Achievements

  • Ongoing redesign and development of Savills main website.
  • Redesign and development of Graduate Recruitment website.
  • Design and hand-coding of Prime Purchase site

Key Responsibilities

  • Research and development in User Experience and intuitive UI design.
  • Development of new Savills site using latest technologies and techniques.

The Scout Association

scouts.org.uk

Contract Web Designer (Jun 10 – May 11)

Achievements

  • Design, coding and development of a robust structure for the new Scout Association website.
  • Extension of design across a variety of page styles utilizing new technologies.
  • Ensure consistency of design of intranet, banners, html emails and related collateral.

Key Responsibilities

  • Utilising Adobe Suite CS5, xhtml hand-coding and jQuery to interestingly render content.

Plows Graphic & Web Design

plowsdesign.co.uk

Contract and Freelance Web Design (Jan 05 – Present)

Achievements

  • Set up and developed successful freelance web design company with a broad list of clientele from varying sectors.
  • Development of unique design projects from client-facing inception, through to implementation in web and print.
  • Full project management, including integration with in-house design teams and external sourcing.

Key Responsibilities

  • Utilization of latest technologies to create websites which effectively convey the client’s message and fulfill all their practical requirements.
  • Creation of compelling graphics and branding across a range of publicity formats.

A selection of successfully designed and developed client websites and description of the brief:

  • pamelhay.com – a friendly professional WordPress site with blog for an emerging young opera singer.
  • albertibrass.com – a clean and informative Drupal-based site allowing for easy content management by each of the brass quintet’s members.

A selection of graphic design elements which were key in the marketing of clients’ work:

  • Results Fitness – Design of logo and publicity materials for new fitness company including posters, leaflets and brochures.
  • DJ Lee Majors – Design of modern, funky publicity materials for Lee Majors gigs in London and on tour abroad including promotional cds and packaging.
  • Opera Up Close – Creation of eye-catching and playful publicity for an innovative young opera company performing in unusual venues in London.

Bounty

bounty.com

Contract Website Designer & Developer (Jun 09 – Oct 09)

Achievements

  • Design, development and migration of existing information into a bright new Drupal-based website.
  • Create and inventively extend assets to be used across the Bounty brand.

Key ResponsibilitiesUtilising Adobe Suite CS5, xhtml hand-coding, CSS, jQuery and Sifr.

SmartLive Gaming

smartlivegaming.com

Website Designer & Developer (Aug 08 – Mar 09)

Achievements

  • Design and development of exciting and optimized pages and graphics for a vibrant new online casino.

Key Responsibilities

  • Utilising Adobe Suite CS5, hand-coding, CSS, Drupal and WordPress.

UK Coalition of Disabled People

Graphic Designer (Aug 06 – Mar 07)

Achievements

  • Production of sensitive and innovative illustrations and magazine layout to tight deadlines in collaboration with the Head of Design and Editor. The role also included the design of brochures and leaflets on a community health theme.

Key Responsibilities

  • Utilising Quark, Indesign, Photoshop and Illustrator.

Education

1983-1986: Roehampton Institute (Southlands College), Wimbledon, London
Qualification: BA Hons Music/Drama 2:1
Jan – July 06: New Direction Training Centre, Edmonton, London
Qualification: OCR CLAit Level 3 Web Authoring

Other Skills

Excellent literary, keyboard and communication skills / Good French

Hobbies

Directing amateur opera
Composing, arranging and playing classical and dance music
Weight-training and fitness

References available upon request

Contact Details

E: russellplows@aol.com
M: 07979302262

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