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About

Brian Crocker | Web and software developer

UI master and web development perfectionist

I am an Msc Masters graduate in 2008 in Computer Application from Plymouth University, I also hold a degree in Information Technology with Management Studies.

As a developer I have 10 years commercial experience, working on projects from small to enterprise scale. I am a full stack developer and work with technologies such as HTML5, CSS3, Sass, JavaScript, jQuery, Ruby on Rails and PHP.

I have built many successful, busy websites, both when under contract and freelance, playing an active part in every part of the process.

Adept at building beautiful, bespoke interfaces from the ground up and have delivered many unique projects. I am also a skilled Joomla and WordPress developer having built many enterprise level websites with over a million hits per year.

Skills

Personality

Being a good developer is not just about being technically gifted. You also have to be able to communicate with those you work with, listen to your clients and really find out what they really want. I've seen far too many projects where developers have built something they 'think' their client wants but it's been massively misjudged. This is just crazy and expensive

I work differently. I listen, I advise, I deliver.

If you thinking of launching a website, want some advice on an existing site, looking to increase website traffic, improve your bounce rate or to improve your social media presences get in touch for a free consultation.

Let's work together!

Process

Free Consultation

Design and wireframing

Development

feedback

Development

Sign off and launch

Support

Skills

  • Web site design
  • HTML5
  • CSS3
  • SASS
  • JavaScript
  • jQuery
  • HandleBar.js
  • Ruby
  • Ruby on Rails
  • PHP
  • Joomla
  • WordPress
  • MySql
  • SEO
  • Social Media marketing
  • Copy writing
  • Prototyping
  • Wireframing
  • Project management
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Experience

2017+

Ruby Developer

Vualto | Plymouth

Ruby Developer specialising in DRM applications, integrating with internal and external APIs.

Working with Technologies such as Ruby, Ruby on Rails, Python, CoffeeScript, Docker and AWS.

2016 - 2017

Technical Project Manager

Vualto | Plymouth

Managing a variety of development projects across many development teams. Analysis and quotes for client change requests. Assisting on pre-sales for technical projects. Visiting clients, attending and facilitating workshops.

2015 - 2016

Front End Web Developer

Radium Audio | Remote

I was accountable for the development of multiple web sites and applications for a Bafta award winning media company. Working closely with the Creative director and across multiple teams we produced some visually stunning and content rich web applications.

2008 - 2010 / 2011 - 2015

Web Developer

South Devon College | Paignton

Within this high profile role at South Devon College I held lead responsibility for all public facing web presences for the number one ranked higher education college in the country. Working with all areas of the college from apprentices to the principalship, governors and commercial partners. I held a key role in progressing our web branding and presence.

I enjoyed working with a full stack range of technologies including, PHP, Ruby, Ruby on Rails, MySQL, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, SASS, LESS and Ajax.

2010 - 2011

Web Developer

Logo Designs | Plymouth

As primary developer two multinational company clients I worked on maintaining and upgrading their web solutions. Working closely with their graphic design team I developed a series of new websites and provided expert opinion on development possibilities for both current and potential clients.

This position gave me my first exposure to eCommerce solutions

I worked the following technologies: PHP, HTML, CSS and JavaScript.

2007 - 2008

MSc Computer Applications

Plymouth University

Studying this MSc within one year I specialised in UI/UX and application security. This course provided me the opportunity to build projects in Ruby, C#, Java and Flash. I also had the opportunity to hone my skills for user journeys with a UML module. Graduating in 2008 I feel this course really helped to kick start my career.

2001 - 2004

Computing with Management

The College of St. Mark and St. John

This course provided me with my first platform to work with a variety of programming languages from Visual Basic, HTML, CSS and PHP. My final year project comprised of a PHP based security assessment of people's browsing habits and information they were releasing to the world before it became a mainstream concern.