Curriculum Vitae

Peter Laurie

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Current situation

Based in East Anglia at Thetford, Norfolk, I now work in Norwich, as Senior Developer for Smartloan, part of the CT Capital group.


Personal Profile

     
  • Over 18 years experience, in total, in the web and desktop design industries.
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  • Visual Studio 2012 with experience in ASP .Net web forms and MVC 4, MSSQL and IIS administration.
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  • Up to ten years experience in Hand coding HTML (HTML4 & HTML5), XHTML, CSS (2 & 3) and JQuery.
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  • Taking designs and creating accessible and standards compliant web pages.
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  • Always striving to go the extra mile in order to achieve set goals.
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  • Understanding of best SEO practices and content optimisation.
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  • Templating for webistes using the MVC Framework Symfony.
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  • Usage of various CMS packages such as Magento, Expression Engine, Joomla, and WordPress
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  • Adobe design packages include Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Fireworks, Illustrator and Indesign. Also QuarkXPress.
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  • Employed as Front End Developer for leading digital agencies, such as www.pod1.com.
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  • Clients included: www.linksoflondon.com, www.uniqlo.com, www.fredolsencruises.com and www.barcelo-hotels.co.uk.
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  • Lead Front End Developer on these Magento projects: www.romo.com and www.annascholz.com.
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  • Freelance work. Standout projects include BBC CBBC website redesign in 2008.
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  • Experienced problem solving, keen eye for detail, logical navigation and website usability.
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  • Marketing & Corporate Newsletter experience. Composition of HTML adverts, company profile pages, micro sites, banners and buttons that accurately represent client branding.
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  • Honors Degree in Communication Media, Illustration and Graphic Design.

Other Coding and Software Experience

     
  • Editing HTML/XHTML, CSS and JavaScript within PHP, .Net and XML web pages.
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  • Experienced on Windows and Mac platforms. Understanding of the operating systems and networking.
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  • Some experience with Flash, BBEdit and InDesign.
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  • Basic database experience in MYSQL, setting up & modifying databases using webmin and phpMyAdmin
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  • Experience of building and setting up testing servers for Windows and Linux and using the Command Line
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  • Experience of setting up and running Subversion

Career History & Significant Achievements

Senior Developer - Smartloan - CT Capital - Norwich

March 2013 – present

Visual Studio 2013, ASP .NET web forms and MVC4. MSSQL Database management and Stored procedures. Umbraco CMS v6/v7

Re-bulit Smartloan in MVC4 with separate MVC areas integrating with the Umbraco CMS and Web Services. Javascript, Json and Ajax. CSS3 and HTML 5.

Developer - TurnKey Mortgages - CT Capital - Norwich

July 2012 – March 2013

Front End Web Development HTML5, CSS 2.1 and 3 and Jquery/JavaScript.

ASP .Net - Umbraco Content Management System.

Design, Styling and development of Existing and new portfolio of web based financial products and websites.

Front End Web Developer - Contract role – Pursuit.co.uk

March 2012 – April 2012

Front End Web Development HTML5, CSS 2.1 and 3 and Jquery/JavaScript.

Styling and development of the browser interface for the new Pursuit software that brings the iPad revolution to jewellery retailing.
All-in-one stock presentation, till and card transaction tool moves the point of sale to anywhere in the shop..

Front End Web Developer - Lovehats.com

November 2011 – January 2012

Front End Web Development HTML5, CSS 2.1 and 3 and Jquery/JavaScript.

Symfony 1.4 based PHP project, initially I built static HTML5 templates from Photoshop files, based on the HTML5 boilerplate (html5boilerplate.com) framework with Modernizr.js (www.modernizr.com), as ipad, iphone and touch device functionality was a strong requisite of the project.
When in development the project was checked out on my local Linux server using Subversion.

Web Developer - MI Commerce Ltd, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

March 2011 – October 2011

Front End Web Development HTML, CSS, JavaScript and JQuery with a Custom built MI Commerce ASP.Net CMS system.

Projects included the coding of six websites for Green People: www.greenpeople.co.uk, www.organicbabies.com, www.organichomme.com, www.organicsun.co.uk, www.organicscentfree.com and www.organicyoung.com

Head of Production and Design - News English language newspaper, Tenerife, Spain

November 2009 – February 2011

Designing all advertising produced for clients in-house. Redesign of newspaper.

Introduced ICC colour profile standards for Advertisements, improving print quality and reliability.

Front End Web Developer - Pod1.com, London UK

October 2007 – October 2009

Lead Front End Developer on Romo: www.romo.com. Anna Scholz: www.annascholz.com and Barcelo Hotels: www.barcelo-hotels.co.uk.

Other projects involve coding from designs for such clients as www.linksoflondon.com, www.fredolsencruises.com, www.uniqlo.com/uk, www.anyahindmarch.com and www.kurtgeiger.com.

Freelance Front End Web Developer - Freelance work, London UK

February 2005 – September 2007

Front End Website Coding work for BBC Television Centre, Futures and Development Department. BBC CBBC (www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc), contracted through Allegis Group (www.allegisgroup.co.uk).

OneShoe, part of Clinic, 32-38 Saffron Hill London EC1N 8FH (www.oneshoe.co.uk & www.clinic.co.uk). XHTML/CSS coding of Channel Five UK News website from designers concepts. (http://news.five.tv/)

Other websites: BaseLondon (www.baselondon.com/), Westworld Retail (www.westworldretail.com) and Bench (www.bench.co.uk).

Also Freelanced at: Brandwidth, Windsor & Eton. Accenture, Fenchurch Street, London. Them London, Mortlake, London. Saatchi & Saatchi Interactive Design Department, London.

Web Display Advertisement Designer - Workthing.com, Guardian Media Group, London UK

January 2001 – February 2005

Proactive role in Support of the efforts of the Production Director, resulting in the Production Design Team gaining the responsibility to design and build the content pages and navigation systems of blue-chip career websites. This had been previously contracted to outside design agencies. Implementation times and costs were cut and improved communications between IT and the client in solving technical problems and updating content.

Designed the pages for what was considered the most public facing job site (Jobs.Scotsman.com).

Impressed in a visit to UCI headquarters in Manchester. Professional attitude when visiting clients and ability to explain ideas to clients that are not technology literate.

Advertisement Design - Executive Guardian Newspaper, London UK

September 1996 – January 2001

Adobe Photoshop and QuarkXPress, production of display and Classified advertisements.

Successful research into colour proofing at The Guardian, which began the move into the production department of full and spot colour recruitment adverts, magazine adverts and full colour travel adverts.

Improved colour advertisement workflow, costs and quality control. This work was previously contracted out to preferred suppliers.


Education

1991 - 1993 Camberwell college of Art and Design

Masters Degree: Fine-Art Printmaking.

1987 - 1991 Maidstone College of Art and Design

Degree in Communication Media: Illustration and Graphic Design.