Bryn Heveldt

Freelance Web Developer 
Design Degree 
20 Years Experience 
Nelson, New Zealand



bryn@racingsparrow.co.nz
021 231 5481
LinkedIn Profile

Websites Bryn has built

Radio 13

Radio 13

: Back-End CSS/SASS Design Front-End Javascript Project Management PHP Server Setup SilverStripe
Lujo

Lujo

: Back-End CSS/SASS Design eCommerce Front-End Javascript Shopify
Blue Planet Marine

Blue Planet Marine

: CSS/SASS Design eCommerce Front-End Project Management SquareSpace
Zerode Bikes

Zerode Bikes

: Content Creation CSS/SASS Design Front-End SquareSpace

Neverwoz

: Content Creation CSS/SASS Design Front-End SquareSpace
Nadia Reid

Nadia Reid

: CSS/SASS Design Project Management SquareSpace
Fromm Winery

Fromm Winery

: Back-End CSS/SASS Design eCommerce Front-End Javascript Shopify
Juicies

Juicies

: Back-End CSS/SASS Design eCommerce Front-End Javascript Shopify
Trail Journeys Nelson

Trail Journeys Nelson

: Content Creation CSS/SASS Design Front-End Javascript SquareSpace
Kate MacPherson Photographer

Kate MacPherson Photographer

: Back-End CSS/SASS Design Front-End Javascript Project Management PHP Server Setup SilverStripe
Acupuncture NZ

Acupuncture NZ

: Back-End Content Creation CSS/SASS Design Front-End Javascript Project Management SilverStripe
Auckland University

Auckland University

: CSS/SASS Front-End Javascript SilverStripe
Sail Search

Sail Search

: AngularJS Back-End CSS/SASS Design Front-End Javascript JSON Server Setup
Umbrellar Cloud Hosting

Umbrellar Cloud Hosting

: CSS/SASS Front-End Javascript
New Zealand Airports Association

New Zealand Airports Association

: CSS/SASS Front-End Javascript SilverStripe
New Southern Sky

New Southern Sky

: Back-End CSS/SASS Front-End Javascript Project Management PHP Server Setup SilverStripe
Summit Real Estate

Summit Real Estate

: CSS/SASS Front-End Javascript SilverStripe
Branz

Branz

: Back-End CSS/SASS Front-End Server Setup SilverStripe
Racing Sparrow Model Yachts

Racing Sparrow Model Yachts

: Back-End CSS/SASS Design eCommerce Front-End Javascript Server Setup SilverStripe
Ministry of Business - Procurement

Ministry of Business - Procurement

: CSS/SASS Front-End
CAA

CAA

: Back-End CSS/SASS Front-End Javascript Server Setup SilverStripe

Freelance Web Design & Development

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.

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.

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 work from home which is in sunny Nelson. I live with my partner Kate MacPherson, a freelance photographer and our daughter. I love mountain biking and fresh air and do a bit of windsurfing when the stars align.

Skillset:

Front End Development
Back End Development
Responsive Design
User Interface Design
Graphic Design
User Experience Design
Server Configuration
SEO - Search Engine Optimisation

Languages I program with:

HTML
CSS - SASS
Javascript
PHP
Shell Script

Technologies I build with:

SilverStripe CMS
WordPress CMS
SquareSpace CMS
Shopify eCommerce CMS
Mailchimp - marketing automation

Tools I use:

MySQL
GIT / SVN
Grunt/Gulp
SASS
Composer
Bundler
Sublime
Slack
Trello
MAMP Pro
Sequel Pro
Adobe Creative Suite
Sketch

Skills from the past:

Background in 3d Modelling, CD-Rom production, Branding Design & Publishing.

 

Resumé

Freelance Web Development

Design, Front End Development, CSS/SASS, HTML5, Javascript, SilverStripe, Shopify, Squarespace

My core skills offered are designing and building responsive websites and online shops for all devices. I use SilverStripe, SquareSpace, 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 design agencies for various development tasks.

UpShift

Front End Development, CSS/SASS, HTML, Javascript

http://www.upshift.co.nz

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.

Salted Herring

Senior Web Developer - CSS3, HTML5, SASS, Javascript, UX

https://www.saltedherring.com

I was contracted to build and maintain a variety of websites from campaign to large CMS builds. My role focussed on the responsive front end using SASS, HTML5, Javascript, SilverStripe and Drupal.

Looxie

Senior Front End Developer - CSS3, HTML5, SASS, Javascript, UX

"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.

Catalyst IT

Front End Developer - CSS & HTML, SASS, Javascript

http://www.catalyst.net.nz

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

Intergen

Designer / Developer - CSS & HTML, Javascript, Design

http://www.intergen.co.nz

At Intergen I wrote CSS & HTML, implemented Javascript elements, resolved usability issues and designed websites and intranets. I bridged the gap between the designers and the back-end developers. Some websites I was involved in were Hawkes Bay Regional Council, a SharePoint project which has a mobile specific version and NZ Beef & Lamb, an EpiServer project.

i-lign Software

Designer - UX, Interface design, CSS & HTML, Javascript, JAVA-JSP, graphic design, branding, signage

https://ilign.com

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.

Freelance Graphic Design

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.

Racing Sparrow Book Project

Writer, designer, illustrator, publisher

http://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.

ClickSuite Interactive

Designer, developer

http://www.clicksuite.co.nz

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.

CWA New Media

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.

Eclipse Multi-media

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.

Wanganui School of Design

http://www.wsd.ac.nz

Bachelor of Computer Graphic Design (BCGD)
Majoring in 3D Modelling, Interactive Media and freaky haircuts.

Using a Spectrum 48 computer (age 8)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ZX_Spectrum

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!

References

Melissa Clark-Reynolds
Previous Employer
021 333 394
mclarkr@gmail.com

Shane Rogers
Senior Developer
Former Colleague
021 848 444
shane.al.rogers@gmail.com

Tama Easton
Web Architect
Previous Employer
021 701 092
tama@upshift.co.nz