Hello, my name is Kerri.

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I specialise in frontend web development, with a focus on accessibility and security.

Building websites has been my hobby since I was 10 years old. I pride myself on having gained an advanced knowledge of HTML5 and CSS3 throughout my life.

In my career, I focus on developing my understanding of the full stack. My work over the past two years has concentrated on Laravel PHP, VueJS, SASS, WordPress and Jekyll. In my spare-time, I have been teaching myself Javascript. Although this was not required of me, I know it is important for my skill set. In the past, I have also involved myself in the build process from a design perspective. I have designed website mock-ups & user interfaces using Sketch and the Adobe suite.

I love the internet, but I know it can be better. I admit that the web can and should become more accessible in a wider variety of contexts. It should also do so without sacrificing user privacy. As a result, I am always eager to develop my competencies into broader areas of the development stack whilst staying true to these values.

This website is intended to serve as a central point to bring together my portfolio, projects, writing and links from across the web into one place.

Curriculum Vitae

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Download my CV as a PDF (Last Updated May 2016)

Career History

  • 2016: Web Developer, Opia. As part of an experienced team of developers, I am working to develop and maintain customer-facing applications for blue-chip clients including Samsung, HP, Microsoft, John Lewis and more. In my work, I make use of Laravel PHP framework, SASS, HTML, CSS, GIT & Javascript technologies. My work is mostly with client specific implementations of Opia’s core product and developing new ideas from concept to release as part of ongoing product development.
  • 2016: Web Designer / Developer, Sleeky Web Design & Print. Sleeky offer a variety of creative and marketing solutions to clients in the North East of England and through the UK. As a web designer & developer, I designed and coded web content for clients using a variety of platforms. I was also responsible for working on social media scheduling, writing blog posts for their website and SEO projects for their clients.
 My development work included both updating current client sites and creating new websites from scratch using PHP, CSS, Javascript & HTML5.
  • 2016 – Present: Content Writer, The Tipping Point. I am now a regular new-music writer at Generator’s ‘Tipping Point’ blog. Examples of my writing can be found on my Tipping Point writers page.
  • 2015 – 2016: Managing Director, StylometricFormed to provide creative & administrative services to music-industry clients. I provide design, branding, scheduling, marketing, record label management & administration. Clients include Black Rock Records, MVMT, Nu Depth Recordings, Rumpsheyka and many more.
  • 2014 – 2015: Head of Design, Vote ADAM Campaign. I worked closely with Beki Adam as part of her campaign team in the 2015 general election. Beki was running as an independent candidate in the Mid-Sussex area.
  • 2014 – 2015: Marketing, AMPsuiteI provided marketing support for AMPsuite, a SaaS for record labels & music businesses, creating written, video & email content. I wrote a usage manual & online-help system and also helped customers solve problems, advising on best practices by telephone and Skype.
  • 2010 – Present: Managing Director, Vestige MediaVestige offers practical, no-nonsense web & graphic design, marketing and administrative solutions globally to a range of SMEs. Clients include Rakuten Attribution, Bad Ass Advisors, Portmanteau Agency and many more.
  • 2009 – 2015: Record Label Manager, Supreme Music LtdI oversaw all product scheduling, designing 600+ pieces of product & marketing artwork whilst managing many album & single products from start to finish. I was responsible for product schedule, artist contracts, help-desk, customer order fulfilment, marketing and video editing. I was interviewed about my role as label manager in the lead-feature of issue 119, Sandbox magazine.
  • 2009 – 2011: Launched music-show ‘Yell Yell Yellow’ and talk-show ‘Allergy Advice’ podcasts. Worked as a DJ in various nightclubs across Brighton & Hove, England.
  • 2009 – 2010: Edited and designed printed multimedia magazines ‘Cake’ and ‘Take a Slice’. Filmed & editing short-film ‘Get Innocuous’.
  • 2007 – 2010: Sales Associate at various retailers: Marks & Spencer (5 months), Boots UK (3 months), GAME Digital PLC (2 years, 6 months).
  • 2007 – 2009: Created, wrote and edited video-games news website ‘8bit Hero!’
  • 2006: Created, hosted and curated ‘The Brighton Podcast’, a local music radio show released monthly.
  • 2004: Work experience at E-bloc, Brighton. I helped design adverts for an and upgrade the code for the ‘Disney Princess’ web site. I worked with HTML and Flash Actionscript.
  • 2004 – 2005: Rebranded Epee Studios into a video-editing business. Purchased a video camcorder and edited short-films.
  • 2001 – 2004: Founded ‘Epee Studios’: a video-game production studio, producing Role-playing computer games for the PC.
  • 1999: Created my first website, begun to practice web design, totally self-taught, in my spare time.

Skills

  • Graphic Design for Digital or Print.
  • Software: Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, Final Cut Pro, Logic Pro, Sketch, Coda + more.
  • Book keeping & Accounts.
  • Coding: CSS, Flexbox, PHP, RSS, HTML, Javascript, Responsive Design, WordPress Theme Development (I designed & coded this website using WordPress), AMPsuite Theme Development.
  • Video Editing (I use Premiere Pro).
  • Audio Mastering & Editing (I use Logic Pro).
  • Copywriting & Journalism. Typing speed: 95 wpm with no errors. I love using Markdown.
  • Social Media & Content Marketing
  • Record Label Management: I have managed product releases for record labels from start to finish for many years.
  • I can probably answer any of your technical questions about Apple devices, and many about Windows Desktop platforms. I’ve also recently started using Linux.

Education & Training

  • 2012 – 2015: The Open University. Diploma of Higher Education — Social Science.
  • 2011: Completed cocktail bartending training at Shaker UK, London.
  • 2007 – 2009: Northbrook College Sussex. Higher National Diploma — Media (Journalism).
  • 2005 – 2007: Brighton Hove and Sussex Sixth Form College. A Levels: Computing, English Literature, Film Studies. AS Level: Business Studies.
  • 2000 – 2005: Blatchington Mill School. GCSE: 7 A*- C, GNVQ: Information and communications technology (ICT).

Hobbies & Interests

  • Co-run & organise events for the North East Graphic Designers and Music Industry Hub groups.
  • Video gaming history, in particular Nintendo and JRPGs such as the Final Fantasy series.
  • Backing up: You can never have enough hard drives filled with back-ups!
  • Hiking & Camping.
  • Baking.

Press

I am available for interviews, debate and radio/podcast appearances.