MMT Digital 2012 onwards
During my time at MMT, I've worked mostly on front end sites for global clients, moving on to more backend stuff for their biggest client. This included rewriting part of their payment system, which may have taken me until 05:00 one morning, but did get done.
I was only meant to be doing a placement year at MMT, but they liked me enough to ask me to interrupt my study to do a second year, and then again to stay on permanently, which I did. I also won an Award for Excellent Performance during the second year of my placement, when I took charge of the team I was on while the usual manager was on holiday.
I'm often provided for costs that include UI designs, which would be a basic set of wireframes with some descriptive text around them about how it would work, look, and how complex I expect the implementation to be.
The company has recently trusted me to write the best practice documentation for Kentico, which is the core of their business. Everything I've heard about this so far suggests that it's clear, concise and helpful. The other documentation I've created here has been equally well-received.
Grapevine City 2012
Over a 4 month period I developed a website and a mobile app from scratch, having had no real previous experience with Objective-C.
Being the only technical member of the team, I architected the built the app alone, fixing the web service that powered the old one in the process. The app was released to general praise, was on Apple's What's Hot list for a time and at one point got more than 800 downloads in a day.
Nobody on the team knew quite how the new UI should look, so I spent a lot of time thinking about this and implemented my design, which was used for the final version albeit with some new thumbnails.
Unfortunately because they couldn't afford me, I wasn't there to update it with new versions of iOS, the App is no longer available in the store.
Fluorescent Donkey 2010 - 2012
I co-founded this company as a way to fund myself through university. It filmed and edited amateur violin concerts to be sold to the parents of the children who performed in them; and there was a very basic e-commerce website to facilitate this.
While the focus of the company was video editing, I also designed posters, leaflets and educational materials. This started when I redesigned a poster that my mum had professionally designed for fun and just left it open on her computer. She liked it so much that I did all future promotional materials for the company.