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About Me

AN OVERVIEW

Based in Bournemouth on the UK’s sometimes sunny South Coast, I’m currently a freelance IT consultant specialising in website design and development.

Graduating recently (Dec 2018) from the Open University, gaining a distinction for my final computing project, I obtained an upper 2nd class (2.1) Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing and IT (Open). Resultantly, I’m now aiming to switch careers to pursue my passion for UX/UI Design. 20+ years’ real world experience working in technical roles including project management, website design & development and delivery of web based solutions to clients of various sizes from a multitude of different industries, has allowed me to build a complimentary multi-faceted skill-set offering any potential employer a number of benefits.

From analysis of needs, sketching, design and prototyping, through to development, implementation, training and ongoing support, I’m capable and comfortable interacting with technical teams and have an ability to translate technical subjects into understanding for non-technical personnel.

This website presents some of my work, my CV, articles of interest (tech, design, and pleasure related), a bit more about me, my capabilities, and how I can be contacted. I’m actively seeking employment (part-time or full-time) in a UX/UI Design role (trainee or otherwise), and feel I’d be a positive asset to any company or team. If you agree, and I seem right for you and your needs, please don’t hesitate to contact me. Thank you.

Qualifications and Skills

WEBSITES • DESIGN • UX/UI • HARDWARE • SOFTWARE • NETWORKING • AND MORE
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WEBSITES COMPLETED

From conception to completion, I’ve led, managed, single-handedly and as part of a team, designed and developed countless websites. I’m a CIW qualified Website Specialist and I’ve produced work for several high profile clients including the NHS, World Rugby, AEGIS, Death Row, S4S, and more. I’m happy coding with HTML, CSS and PHP, and I’ve written several bespoke plugins and themes for WordPress.

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DESIGN & BRANDING

From company colours and logos for digital and print presentation, through to tangible products (clothing, stickers, flyers, merchandise etc.). My design work can be found on the high-street, in handbooks and user manuals. I’m a CIW Master Designer with a 100% client happiness rate and enjoy working with clients to bring their business goals and objectives to fruition through design.

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UX/UI

Before User Experience (UX) became fashionable, I emphasised the need to understand actual user’s of a product. My degree introduced UX Design as a design facet in it’s own rite, and thus, my true calling was revealed! Understanding users, physical, cognitive, sensory capabilities, wants, needs, and expectations, whilst considering product activities and context, environment of use has since become my passion.

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SOFTWARE

I’ve an extensive knowledge of software having worked with too many packages to list! However, in my daily tech life, I use Adobe Dreamweaver & Photoshop, Microsoft Office & Visio, along with all the common web browsers, and for these packages I would say I have advanced knowledge of their use. Operating system wise, MS Windows (most all versions) I’m comfortable configuring, using and supporting. Linux, i have limited knowledge of, save for web-server configuration (LAMP stack), as for Mac’s.. You know more than me!

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HARDWARE

Over the years, after building 22 bespoke PC’s for clients, and working on numerous systems and servers, I’ve built a useful knowledge base regarding computer hardware and peripherals. Resultantly, I’m comfortable with most all aspects of computer hardware installation, configuration, support and on-going maintenance of that hardware.

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NETWORKING

The 3rd year of my OU degree was allocated to Networking, specifically, I completed the Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching training provided by the Cisco Learning Academy, obtaining the following results: Introduction to Networks (Passed with Merit), Routing and Switching Essentials (Passed), Scaling Networks (Passed with Merit), Connecting Networks (Passed with Merit).

Recent Work/Portfolio

WEBSITES • DESIGN • UX/UI • OTHER
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LINKS, PAGES, AND OTHER ‘STUFF‘ THAT INTERESTS AND/OR INSPIRES ME

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Welcome to Just-Jim.com

On this website you’ll find information about me, my work, current career objectives, portfolio, links of interest etc. Thanks for visiting, and if you have any questions, would like to request my CV, or anything else, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Portfolio / Work Examples