Work History

Nov 2018 – Jan 2019

Fisher & Paykel Appliances

Content Administrator
  • Website mapping of content and links using Google Doc Spreadsheets. Involved in QA and editing processes.
  • Preparing files and folders for website upload
  • Sharepoint Administration
  • Imagebank Tagging
  • Involvement and contributions to daily standup meetings
Aug 2018 – Nov 2018

St John

Front End Developer
  • Content uploading to the Heartbeat Intranet Sharepoint platform
  • Working closely with a team on various intranet pages to a high standard
  • Liaising with various business units (Directorates) to understand what their business need is and how this can successfully be achieved
  • Extensive use of the Microsoft Office 365 suite of apps to better co-ordinate project tasks and share documents
  • Using a Kanban Agile methodology with stand up meetings to keep progressing the Heartbeat project
  • Constantly working towards project milestones
  • Using HTML/CSS for page layout purposes
  • Browser compatibility and mobile fixing/testing of intranet pages
Jan 2011 – Mar 2011

Moissanite NZ

Front End Developer
  • Ongoing development and maintenance of online jewellery website.
  • Updating/Editing and managing online content through using the WordPress CMS platform.
  • Developing a social media presence for the brand though social channels such as Facebook and Google.
  • Optimizing the website to be SEO friendly thus generating new business.
  • Showcasing the Moissanite range to potential customers through online media, videos and images.
  • Making use of the Adobe Creative Suite (CS5) to create appealing marketing collateral for the brand
January 2015 – May 2015

University of Auckland

Web Migration Team (NZ)
  • Web migration of data and information from one website to another of both images and copy.
  • Ensure quick and accurate loading of data in the migration processes.
  • Logged bugs and suggestions for fixes in a central Google Doc for revision.
  • Involved with discussions with senior developers that who were doing module customization’s for the project.
  • Carried out various AEM tasks that were presented by the project managers.
    Part of a 10 member team tasked with the successful migration of large amounts of data from the Jahia CMS platform to the AEM CMS Platform.
  • Created positive working relationships with my team mates and colleagues.
  • Ability to work under pressure towards a common end goal.
May 2014 – Dec 2014

Clickthrough

Front End Developer
  • Based on customer brief design and develop a wide variety of websites, using PHP, Javascript, HTML/CSS, jQuery and Drupal.
  • Provide post design support through updates and adjustments of websites.
  • Maintain up to date and thorough knowledge of developments within the website development field.
  • Successfully liaised with clients in taking their design ideas/brief and turning this into fully functioning, robust websites.
October 2013 – January 2014

Done By Friday (Contract)

Front End Developer (NZ)
  • Use variety of program tools for cross browser compatibility testing of websites.
  • Content uploading for websites of both images and copy.
  • Worked on Kentico and Silverstripe CMS systems doing bug fixing, content uploading and content editing.
October 2013 – January 2014

Y & R (Contract)

Front End Developer (NZ)
  • Creation of various static webpage layouts and user interface elements using HTML/CSS.
  • Use variety of program tools for cross browser compatibility testing of websites.
  • Using the Adobe Creative Suite to edit/save images in a web ready format.
March 2012 – August 2013

Front End Developer

Phoenix Software (SA)
  • Create and maintained all new and existing company websites through various CMS and Web platforms.
  • Design product specific interactive CDs, implement EDMs using client mailing lists, design and develop website contact forms, design and develop company email signatures and implement best SEO practices on company websites.
  • Developed individual product website landing pages for company products for capturing customer details and product promotion.
  • Produced promotional CDs for various company products and antivirus solutions including Norton, Kaspersky, AVG and McAfee.
July 2013 – December 2013

Web Developer (Contract)

Signalroom (SA)
  • Developed promotional Flash banners of various sizes for the Windows 8 launch to go on the main brand website.  I was the web developer for Signalroom’s main agency website.
November 2011 – December 2011

Designer / Developer (Contract)

Base 2 (SA)
  • Provided website support/maintenance for major clients to target their major advertising campaign and promotions. I provided ABSA Bank (subsidiary of Barclays Bank) with design and digital support for the companies advertising campaign.

2003

Bachelor of Arts Brand Communications – Vega Design School, South Africa

I studied Branding, Graphic Design and Multimedia at VEGA. I create usable web interfaces, front end coding stuff and almost anything. I love what I do.

Developer Skills

Html

CSS

Javascript/jQuery

WordPress

Design Skills

Photoshop

Illustrator

Testimonials

Derek LivingstoneLivingtone Insurance Group

“We were always satisfied with the work Daniel did for our company, and were sorry when he emigrated. We would recommend him to any organisation.”

Renato SabbioniRenato Sabbioni / Freelancer

“He really helped me in a sticky situation. He persevered over difficult web problems and prevailed. Dan will be an asset to your business or project.”

Graham TaylorCreative Director / Signalroom

“… Daniel exhibited endless patience and provided solid advice and support throughout the process. He has a great work ethic and attention to detail and the end result was exactly what we were after. We would be happy to recommend his work.”