Hi there, I'm Ian. I build awesome things for the web with some of the world's biggest brands. Thanks for dropping by.
Digital done right
I make things for the web, that's what I do: websites, games, content management systems, desktop apps, data visualisations, social media campaigns, you name it - I've done it.
And with over 5 years experience in digital and 3 years at a Design Week Top 100 agency recruiting and leading a team of designers and developers, managing clients and massive projects and working with some of the world's largest brands, I've been there and seen it.
So, if you want digital done right, you've come to the right place.
Knowledge and skills
Yes, I'm a developer but I'm as proud of my 'softer skills' as I am of my coding skills. I'm happy managing projects, developing relationships with clients, presenting ideas and mentoring junior team members but I've also got a keen interest for strategy and how production fits in with the wider business.
I've worked with all sorts of technologies and you're probably interested to see them, so I've listed the main ones below. Email me or check out my CV if you want to know more.
.NET framework: ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC, C#, LINQ, Silverlight and Windows Phone 7
Flash platform: ActionScript 3, Flex 3 and AIR
Database: MS SQL Server, MySQL and MS Access
APIs: Twitter API, Facebook apps and Connect, Flickr API, Messenger Games
Other: Facebook pages, SVN, IIS, PureMVC, JSON, web services, WCF, classic ASP, Windows 7/Vista gadgets and Adobe Fireworks
More than just a coder
There is more to being a coder than just code. I play rugby for the Southwark Lancers but I also enjoy tennis and squash, I try to go snowboarding once a year, I listen to rock music, I love real ale, cooking (my enchiladas are legendary) and taking photographs, although I don't pretend to be very good. In fact here are some of my latest photos from Flickr, I'd appreciate your comments: