Email Development Specialist

I hand-coded my first HTML 3.2 website in 1997, self-taught from a coding standards book long before Stack Overflow existed. Since then, I have kept up with emerging front-end technologies however my true passion is email marketing and development. I love to push the boundaries of what email can do.

Technical skills aside, I am highly organised with meticulous attention to detail. I thrive in a creative, fast-paced environment where I can manage and execute high volume workloads. I consider myself a customer and brand guardian, always ensuring messages deliver the best experience.

Technical specifications

HTML, HTML5, XHTML, CSS, LESS, SASS, CSS sprites, JavaScript, jQuery, JSON, SQL, Twig, Django, Handlebars, Bootstrap, Git, GitHub, SVN, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator (basic), EmailVision, Bronto CRM, Salesforce Marketing Cloud (basic), Litmus, Email On Acid, WordPress, Drupal, W3C, WAI, SEO, CMS, CRM, ecommerce, cross browser compatibility, responsive design

  • Hand-crafted W3C validated code I've never used a WYSIWYG editor in my life, and I'm extremely proud of that. I started in Notepad and my editor of choice is now Sublime2.
  • Excellent cross-client support While I love trying new techniques for modern and mobile devices, I always ensure legacy clients remain supported. Outlook 2003, I'm looking at you.
  • Strong from brief to analysis I have a good mix of marketing, design and technical ability, allowing me to advise on and contribute to the full campaign lifecycle.

Random facts about me

I love animals (except spiders - if you've spent enough time in Australia, I'm sure you'll understand) so if you agree otters are awesome, we'll probably be friends. I am also an environmentalist and love to see new places - although I will always call the beautiful UK home.

I enjoy working in tech and marketing, and specifically email development since it spans both. Even if all of my dev friends make fun of my love of a well structured table. I can't imagine doing anything else, unless cat cuddling becomes a recognised profession and not just the best volunteer role in existence.

Seriously, otters are awesome. So are cats, obviously. I could go on and on...

Portfolio

I am currently the Senior Email Developer for Harvey Nichols and an updated portfolio is in the works.

In the meantime, feel free to view my LinkedIn profile for an overview of my role, or my previous portfolios are below. However please note that these are not kept up to date, so may contain links to sites and/or campaigns which are no longer available. Sorry about that.

notonthehighstreet.com

Tangent Snowball

What do you think?

If I sound like the kind of person you'd like on your team, please feel free to get in touch.

Contact me via LinkedIn