Andy Friel

Web Developer


About

A dedicated and enthusiastic individual who enjoys learning and extending his knowledge, especially in furthering his technical skills, with a passion for both web programming and design. Successful experience working both alone and as part of a larger team, whether it be in education, the workplace or on international projects. Ambitious and constantly trying to challenge himself. Always open to new ideas and approaches, stemming from an ability to take critique well and constructively, learnt from sharing work with colleagues in the aim to better the work produced and to gain new perspective.

Experience

WCRS

Senior Developer / Deployment Manager, July 2017 – Present

  • Continuing an expanded role in the same team detailed below.
  • Working directly with clients and project managers to compile merge lists for deployments.
  • Required to perform live website checks, often out of hours, to ensure the correct content is released on schedule.
  • Involved in more senior development projects as well as aiding newer members of the team during intensive work periods.
  • Taken a more vocal role in relation to possible conflicts across projects or issues that may arise when projects are deployed, and actively trying to minimise their impact.

Interactive Developer, March 2013 – July 2017

  • Working in a team of over 50 for an American multinational client to help maintain over 60 international websites.
  • Required to complete projects on tight deadlines to high design and technical standards, across both desktop and mobile devices.
  • Constantly working with teams in other time zones and frequently required to attend intensive workshop periods in the USA.
  • Allowed for a wider view of the entire development cycle from a different perspective, and has required greater management of my own time and of others when delegating work.

The Sixth Form College - Solihull

PHP Web Developer, July 2011 – March 2013

  • Working within an existing Interactive Learner Planner to streamline a number of existing paper-processes within the college.
  • Adapting an extensive, bespoke MVC site to meet the needs of various clients while allowing appropriate admin control and ease-of-use for the end user.
  • Responsible for the technical administration of their e-learning software platform.
  • Required to evaluate existing procedures and determine how these could be best translated to an online system.

Kirklees Council

Web Development Student, July 2009 – July 2010

  • Worked on a variety of products, many of which had tight deadlines or required constant adaption due to changing legislation on national levels.
  • Completed work alone and as part of a larger team, while always managing time and work effectively.

Skills


XHTML / HTML 5

CSS 3

PHP

Javascript

React

MySQL / MS SQL

JQuery

Bootstrap

AngularJS

MVC Frameworks

Wordpress

CodeIgniter

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Dreamweaver

Adobe After Effects

Adobe InDesign

Subversion

Scrum

iOS/Android Development with Appcelerator Titanium

Education

University of Huddersfield (2007 – 2011)

BA Interactive Multimedia - First-Class Honours

  • Relevant modules include: Advanced Web Programming, Advanced Visual Design, Intermediate Authoring, Introduction to Video, Time-Based Media and Professional Skills.
  • Included a 12 month placement at Kirklees Council. Awarded two prizes during the final year of study: ‘Best Interactive Multimedia Experience’ for team-project CityScout, (MyCityScout.info), and a prize for ‘Best Overall Performance on the Final Year Project of a Multimedia Course’ for a conference smartphone application built as part of the dissertation project.

Bishop Walsh RC School and Sixth Form (2000 – 2007)

A Levels

Mathematics - A
History - B
Chemistry - C

Contact

London, UK

0784 1531470