I make lots of websites, drink lots of coffee and swear lots of swear words.
My focus is, funnily enough, on the user's experience; trying every day to imbue joy and wonder through awesome visual and interaction design.
I work with a team of rather awesome UX folk, in a company of rather awesome tech folk, making some rather big websites.
My freelance design studio where I handcraft websites and web apps for awesome clients around the world. I get to wear many hats. Some of which look ridiculous. Employed by various small businesses, artists, musicians and design agencies on a regular basis.
Worked as lead developer on a contract basis on a number of client projects. Mostly medium-scale, bespoke projects e.g. CMSs, CRMs, booking management systems. Powered by hand-coded PHP backends, HTML and CSS front-ends and jQuery for interaction enhancement. Learned a hell of a lot. Got to get my hands dirty with all sorts of web technologies. Worked part-time throughout University and full-time for a short while after leaving. Quit in order to take the plunge and start Scott Riley Designs.
Expanding upon previous Software Engineering qualification. A hell of a lot more development. Specialised in Java. Realised I hated Java. Tried to do all assignments in PHP, HTML and CSS. Dropped out because Java horrifically abused me and I had no passion for the work.
More development assignments than you can shake PASCAL at. Learned a good number of programming languages, but most importantly obsessed over methodologies and project management. Had to suffer the agony of a VB side-project. Made pong on my first day. Bitched the course up with a 98% overall. Remember 10% of what I was taught. The good 10%. I hope.