Andrew Hudson

077 36063 671

Personal Statement

I am a front-end and WordPress developer with 6 years product and agency experience looking take the next step in my career. I am passionate about what I do and I love learning new technologies and putting them into use in projects.

Skills

  • React, Webpack and ES2015 JavaScript
  • BEM CSS with pre-processors (Sass/Less/PostCSS)
  • Build tools: Webpack, Gulp and Grunt, npm, bower
  • Internet of Things (Raspberry Pi)
  • JavaScript, HTML5, CSS3, and PHP
  • Cross browser and device debugging
  • Git / continuous deployment
  • User Experience, Usability, and Accessibility
  • Project management, training and customer support
  • WordPress development (bespoke theme and functionality)

Experience

Taylor & Francis – Web Developer – 10/2016 – Present

  • Create custom performant WordPress and Expression Engine sites conforming to latest Accessibility and Web Standards
  • Using node create tool to benchmark and monitor Business Sites using Web Page Test API and display with React
  • Define and implement internal coding standards
  • Perform performance audits and carry out improvements on business and society sites

Photocrowd – Front-end Developer – 03/2016 – 08/2016

  • Creating new components and pages using React/Relay and Less from Photoshop designs
  • Implementing Webpack into the development process to allow for code modularity, linting, and writing future JS (ES2015) code with Babel
  • Applying BEM code methodology for new CSS components

Electric Studio – Front-end WordPress Developer  – 01/2013 – 02/2016

  • I created highly customised WordPress sites from Photoshop designs, with custom post-types, taxonomies, meta boxes, shortcodes and functions.
  • The focus was to make the site maintainable by the client so everything is manageable without knowing how to code.
  • The sites were performant, using best practices and technologies, built within budget and in timeframes.
  • Pre-launch client training, dealing with any client feedback via Basecamp or telephone

HeathWallace Ltd – Creative developer  – 08/2010 – 01/2013

  • I built highly accessible websites using valid cross-browser tested CSS and HTML for clients including HSBC, RBS and Grant Thornton
  • Using CMSs such as WordPress, CQ5 and Sitecore to allow the client to control all content on their site
  • Implementing UI functionality utilising in-house jQuery plugins
  • Excellent communication with designers, project managers, and fellow dev team members
  • Knowledge Sharing through weekly masterclass sessions (I ran three : WordPress; CSS3; and Sass)

Relevant Experience

Here are a selection of the latest sites that I have made:

Education

  • Masters CIW Web Designer
  • MChem (hons) Chemistry – University of Manchester

Interests

  • Cycling,
  • Running,
  • Music