Originally a self-taught designer, my craving for new tools to master lead full circle back to a childhood interest: coding. The web standards movement of the mid-2000s presented a perfect opportunity to meld proven design chops with this rediscovered passion. The death of the Flash platform had left design agencies struggling to create rich, cross-browser web experiences, so I quickly took over all website development at the advertising agencies I freelanced at, resulting in a firehose of client websites to build with ever-increasing feature complexity.
I live and thrive in the space between creative and technical minds, facilitating the smooth communication of ideas between the two groups. I love the constant learning necessary to be able to provide, in effect, a turnkey digital solution for agencies that otherwise couldn't offer professional web services to their clients.
If I had to choose my most valuable and defining feature it would be my drive to learn. I recently learnt to ride a motorcycle, cut my own hair and complete the Rubix Cube (admittedly not all in the same day). My very minor “internet fame” comes from developing the ubiquitous Superfish dropdown menu plugin during the early days of the jQuery boom.
Full Stack/Front-end Web Developer
Grant Day James and Hubink (design and advertising agencies) | 01/2008 - 09/2014
Grant Day James | 04/2004 - 02/2008
The Design Department | 07/1997 - 09/2003
Singletons Advertising | 10/1998 - 11/1998
Village Roadshow Exhibition | 03/1996 - 05/1997
Horse Deals Magazine | 02/1995 - 03/1996
Ode of Toorak
Fortis Development Group
Superfish Dropdown Menu jQuery Plugin
BattleFX roleplaying battle effects tracker
Victorian Certificate of Education
Monbulk High School
1987 - 1992