I am the team leader of a small and profitable web design & development team. We produce designs for our clients based on a brief supplied by our sales managers. Once the design and concept has been sold we develop the site, liaising with the client every step of the way to ensure we deliver a website that suits our clients requirements. This requires very strong communication skills, as constant contact is need to ensure the client receives the website solution that they need.
I design websites using Adobe’s Photoshop, I find this a great tool for designing websites as it has so many tools to aid website design. I am experienced in developing sites using XHTML, CSS3, PHP and jQuery. All sites the we develop are to the highest standard and must validate, be up to date in terms of web standards and usability. I develop CMS sites in WordPress and eCommerce sites in Magento, both are open source software. Using these has also given me valuable exposure to other technologies such as XML, PHPMyAdmin and object orientated PHP.
I have developed responsive websites too, adding media queries and cross browser testing on all platforms and devices is a challenge that I really enjoy.
Training clients once their site has been developed is a common duty. This is done either over the telephone or face to face, sometimes this can be in the form of a presentation to many people. I find this very enjoyable and satisfying.
I also enjoy the day to day running of the design team, ensuring deadlines are met and quality is kept at the very highest standard possible. This gives me a variety of challenges in terms of dealing with my team members on a daily basis.