Whether you need an online shop, a marketing website or a content publishing platform I can help design and build what you need. I can handle everything to make the site live and maintain the site after go-live if and when required.
Passionate about intelligent design and quality code, I specialise in website builds that work on phones, tablets and desktop computers. I have extensive design and Front-End development experience and have worked for small and large design agencies, IT companies and startups.
For the past four years I have been developing back end skills, server setup and Search Engine Optimisation knowledge to offer a full stack web service. I can work directly with your organisation to build a website or add to an existing tech team when extra resources are required. Please don't hesitate to get in touch. I'm happy to give advice and am open to ideas.
I live in Nelson, New Zealand with Kate MacPherson and our daughter.
Front End Development
Back End Development
User Interface Design
User Experience Design
SEO - Search Engine Optimisation
My core skills offered are designing and building responsive websites and online shops for all devices. I use SilverStripe, WordPress, SquareSpace and Shopify alongside slick Front End development skills and server management. I currently have clients all around New Zealand and build everything from complete websites and shops for organisations to contracting to larger agencies for various design and development tasks.
I worked as front end ninja for this great little company. At UpShift we specialised in creating well designed, well crafted sites utilising a variety of modern web platforms.
"Bryn took an ugly prototype of a website, cleaned up the code, made the CSS & HTML sing and figured out how to make it both gorgeous, and responsive. The way he worked the responsive design was amazing - something that we didn't think would work. In the end the site could display and be used on browsers on every device. He is willing to learn new things, take on projects outside his Job Description and take feedback. He has the smarts to do paper prototypes and the lack of ego to really dance with the feedback, what he wants is the best result for the end customer, and commercial viability for the project. I would jump at the opportunity to work with him again." Melissa Clark-Reynolds - Manager, Looxie.
At Catalyst I worked on large Drupal websites. My focus was on HTML structure using SASS to compile smart maintainable CSS. I worked alongside the Drupal developers to deliver websites such as: South China Morning Post and www.catalyst.net.nz
i-lign is a small ten person software company in Wellington where I worked as their in-house designer. My role included designing wireframes, mental models and interfaces as well as graphic design, producing training material and writing the CSS & HTML framework. I learnt how to effectively integrate and communicate with the development team using source control and branched versions. I also re-branded and re-decorated the office space.
Designer / Developer
Clients included: Puke Ariki Museum, Clicksuite (kiosks, games, narrative animations, projections), The Correspondence School (UI consultant) and Tertiary Education Commission (UI consultant/designer). Puke Ariki won the Creative New Zealand Premier Creative Places Award, 2003.
Writer, designer, illustrator, publisherhttp://www.racingsparrow.co.nz
With clear goals in mind, I designed and prototyped a radio control model yacht. I then set about writing, designing, photographing and illustrating a book. The first print run of 500 books sold out in one year. A London publishing house printed the second edition in 2007 and distributed it via Amazon. I also maintain and moderate the Racing Sparrow forum for builders and enthusiasts.
I created graphic design for CD-rom's which were huge at the time. I also worked on multi-media projects for clients such as Te Papa. I designed the original Dictionary of New Zealand Biographies website and branding, which won the Yahoo Australasian website of the year, 2002.
Media Designer - graphic design, web design & coding, branding, systems analysis
I worked on educational CD-rom's, specialising in Maori graphics and Maori specific websites. I created my first website there for Te Rauparaha.
3D compositor - story boarding, 3D modelling, animation, compositing, graphic design
Fresh out of design school I landed my first job at design agency Eclipse Group MultiMedia in Melbourne. It was a high pressure design shop for CD-rom presentations. I received excellent training in 3D modelling and video compositing.
Bachelor of Computer Graphic Design (BCGD)
Majoring in 3D Modelling, Interactive Media and freaky haircuts.
I got the 48k Sinclair Spectrum for Christmas c1984. This was the beginning of my career. I used to tinker with basic code loaded via tape drive. Oldskool!